Morgan Wallen Announced as Headliner for Country Thunder at Bristol Speedway: See Full Lineup

by Clayton Edwards
(Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMA)

Morgan Wallen started making a comeback earlier this summer. He started by appearing on Good Morning America. Then, Wallen showed up for small unofficial gigs. Finally, he made his first official appearance earlier this month while headlining a benefit concert for flood victims in Middle Tennessee. Now, it looks like the “Sand In My Boots,” singer is ready to hit a bigger stage. He’ll headline the Bristol, Tennessee Country Thunder Music Festival.

Country Thunder posted a video to their Instagram in which Morgan Wallen tells fans the big news. Check it out below.

“What’s goin’ on, guys? It’s Morgan Wallen. I’m so excited to hit the stage in my home state of Tennessee,” he began. He didn’t have to tell anyone he was excited about the announcement. It was written all over his face.

Wallen went on to say, “I’m taking over Country Thunder Bristol at the Bristol Motor Speedway on October 30. I’m going to be bringing some of my boys with me. It’s going to be one hell of a homecoming. I can’t wait to see y’all there.”

Country Thunder Bristol takes place October 30th at the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway.

Morgan Wallen went on to say that Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 21. You can get yours at the Country Thunder website.

Who is Morgan Wallen Bringing to Bristol?

Morgan Wallen said he will be bringing “some of his boys” with him to Bristol in October. The second slide of Country Thunder’s Instagram post contains the event poster which reveals the lineup for the Bristol show. His fans will be excited about the lineup for the show. Wallen is bringing Granger Smith who comes paired with Earl Dibbles Jr. Additionally, Jon Langston and Larry Fleet are on the bill. ERNEST will open the show at Bristol.  

Morgan Wallen was originally set to perform at Country Thunder Wisconsin back in July. However, he canceled all of his summer tour dates in April. As a result, Eric Church headlined the festival in Wisconsin, according to WTMJ, a Milwaukee-based NBC affiliate.

In April, Morgan Wallen was still reeling from the controversy surrounding a drunken comment he made to a friend that was deemed racist. He took some time away from the spotlight to work on himself and grow as an individual. Luckily for his fans, Wallen decided that eight months was more than enough time to put the debacle behind him.

The upcoming Country Thunder engagement will be Wallen’s first major show since his entertainment industry exile in February. In a way, it is a symbolic show. Wallen isn’t just coming back to the stage. He’s doing so on familiar ground. Wallen is an East Tennessee native. So, this isn’t just a major comeback for Wallen, it’s a homecoming.