IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MORGAN WALLEN ELECTRIFIES SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (5/12)

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MORGAN WALLEN ELECTRIFIES SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (5/12)

GIVES DEBUT PERFORMANCES OF “7 SUMMERS” AND “STILL GOIN DOWN
STARS IN SKETCH ALONGSIDE HOST JASON BATEMAN, PETE DAVIDSON AND BOWEN YANG


(8th Dec, 2020) –
Joining an elite group of Country predecessors, Big Loud/Republic Records’ Morgan Wallen brought twang, electricity, and two debut performances to this weekend’s edition of NBC’s Saturday Night Live (5/12; broadcast on Sky Comedy 6/12) with host Jason Bateman.

Starting the night with “the country song that everyone’s talking about right now” (Los Angeles Times), Wallen’s “7 Summers” (watch here) gently introduced the Country juggernaut, showing off the US Top 30 single’s “dreamy, ‘80s inspired” (Stereogum) mood. Cranking up the volume, his second performance brought “Still Goin Down” (watch here) to life for the first time, “a hometown, paint-by-numbers country pride anthem” (Entertainment Weekly) that also previews his upcoming sophomore effort, Dangerous: The Double Album.

Wallen topped off the bucket list night making his sketch debut in “Morgan Wallen Party,” a time travel-filled recreation – down to the Mossy Oak “Mr. Fox” t-shirt – of the now infamous Tuscaloosa evening back in October that made this “Second Yankee Chance” a reality. Vulture called the scene starring Wallen, Bateman, Pete Davidson and Bowen Yang “wall-to-wall Wallens seeing who can out-Wallen Morgan Wallen,” that UPROXX notes turns “into a song of reconciliation.” Hear “Focus on the Future” and watch the dust-up unfold here.

Looking to 2021, Wallen’s “hot streak is about to go nuclear” (HITS) when the hitmaker’s highly anticipated sophomore record releases January 8th. His much-anticipated Saturday Night Live debut solidifies Wallen as “a superstar in the making” (MusicRow).


Photo credit: Will Heath / NBC

 

ABOUT MORGAN WALLEN:
Morgan Wallen has staked his claim as Country music’s next superstar with 3 BILLION+ on-demand streams, MULTI-PLATINUM certifications, and four consecutive chart-toppers. “Unapologetically fresh and modern” (The Tennessean), the dynamic Tennessee native has been riding a red hot streak since 2017, collecting accolades including the 2020 CMA Award for New Artist of the YearBest New Country Artist at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Billboard’s #1 song of 2019 on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts (multi-week #1 “Whiskey Glasses”) and named one of PEOPLE’s Ones to Watch, plus high-profile features in the Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Genius, and more. Wallen proved crossover appeal with 3X PLATINUM Diplo collaboration “Heartless,” and previewed his highly anticipated sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album due out 1/8, with New Year’s surprise drop “This Bar,” #1 single “More Than My Hometown,” and record-breaking Top 30 smash “7 Summers,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and inside the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10. Wallen has performed on Good Morning AmericaJimmy Kimmel Live!Saturday Night Live, and TODAY.

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