CMA New Artist of the Year nominee, Morgan Wallen uses the New Year and his new song “This Bar” to reflect on his past. In this track, written by himself, Ernest K, Charlie Handsome, Jackson Morgan and his friend HARDY, Wallen sings about the good and bad times and the lessons this particular bar has taught him over the years.
His first memory of the bar was his 21st birthday when he got too drunk on whiskey sours and almost got into a fight, leading him to be escorted out by the bouncer. From this, he learned how to control himself. Another story he shared was when he saw his ex, with whom he initially met at this bar, walk inside with another guy. This taught him how to cope with the breakups and how to get through the ‘moving on’ process.
Making mistakes and making new friends / I was growing up and nothing made sense / Learning how to live with a broken heart / I found myself in this bar
“Wrote this song with my buddies about some moments and times in my life that have made me who I am today,” Wallen wrote in a tweet on New Year’s Eve. “Some good, some bad, but all of ’em I can look back on and grin a little. Hope it makes you do the same.” The photo attached was of him with four other friends at a bar in 2014.
The first show of Wallen’s headlining Whiskey Glasses Roadshow Tour, was last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Along with that, he is joining Jason Aldean on his We Back Tour starting January 30th in South Carolina.
Since the release of his debut album If I Know Me in 2018, Wallen has released a cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up” and featured on Diplo’s “Heartless” and two songs on HARDY’s Hixtape Vol. 1, “He Went to Jared” and “Turn You Down”. We might be in the midst of a big 2020 from Morgan Wallen.
“This Bar” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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