Morgan Wallen Makes Billboard Charts Hot Country History

by Emily Morgan

Morgan Wallen kicked off December by making history on the “Billboard Hot Country Songs” chart. Two of his new songs simultaneously debuted in the chart’s Top Ten, which hasn’t happened in 62 years. 

Wallen includes both of the tracks on his upcoming album, Dangerous: The Double Albumdropping on Jan 8th, 2021. The song “Somebody’s Problem” debuted at No. 3 while “Still Goin’ Down” debuted at No. 8. 

The album will feature 30 brand new songs in which Wallen wrote more than a dozen of them. Furthermore, the album includes songs written by other artists such as Jason Isbell, Eric Church, Hard, Shane McAnally, and more. 

Wallen released the hit track “More Than My Hometown” in May. It’s currently No. 2 on the “Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.” In November, the song reached No. 1 on the “Billboard Country Airplay chart.” He also received the title of “New Artist of the Year” at the CMA Awards. 

Morgan Wallen’s Second Chance on SNL

Wallen also plans to end 2020 on a high note, he’s set to perform on Saturday Night Live’s Dec 5th taping. Initially, Wallen was set to perform on an earlier episode, but SNL removed him after photos surfaced showing Wallen failing to follow proper COVID-19 protocol. 

He apologized for his behavior, writing, “I’m not positive for COVID, but my actions this past weekend were pretty short-sighted, and they’ve obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams.” Wallen continued, “I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy.”

Despite the momentary hiccup, SNL has given Wallen a second chance to hit the stage. On Twitter, Wallen shared the good news with his fans by uploading an image of post-it notes that included his name. He appropriately captioned the tweet with, “Let’s try this again.” 

Wallen’s performance will air on SNL on Saturday, Dec 5th at 11:30/10:30 p.m. central time on NBC.