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Morgan Wallen Smiling ‘Through the Pain’ with Son After Upsetting Tennessee Football Weekend

by Jonathan Howard
(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Ryman Auditorium)

With the return of college football and the NFL, fans’ emotions are at all-time highs and lows. Morgan Wallen sure is feeling low it seems. This weekend the Tennessee Volunteers lost at home to Pitt and the Titans got rolled on by the Arizona Cardinals. So, for Tennessee fans, things aren’t going so well this Monday morning.

However, things aren’t all bad. While his Instagram post says he and his son are “smiling through the pain,” it can’t be so bad with his little buddy there with him.

For those that caught the game, you can understand why Wallen is feeling a bit down after a weekend packed full of football. Week two of the college football season was a bit harsh on the Volunteers and Titans. Down in Rocky Top, Pittsburgh visited to take on the Vols. With new head coach Josh Heupel on the sideline, fans were expecting an electric offense. While they put up a healthy number of points, Pitt was able to tear apart their defense.

Missed opportunities from quarterback Joe Milton came out and started to sling the ball. Like, really throw it. The big man in the backfield had a number of throws go right over the heads of open receivers. After making a switch to Hendon Hooker, it seemed that the game would come around for the home team. However, it just wasn’t meant to be. They allowed almost 300 yards passing from Pitt and over 100 yards on the ground. That did not set the Vols up for success. The Panthers scored 27 points in the second quarter alone.

Final score 41-34. Sorry, Wallen Morgan, Peyton Manning ain’t walking through that door.

Morgan Wallen Loves Tennessee

Although the football might be a little disappointing, Morgan Wallen LOVES Tennessee. It is clear that he has a deep passion and appreciation for the state. Unfortunately, football isn’t the worst of their problems in the state. Intense flooding swept through just a couple of weeks ago. It caused a lot of damage, pain, and caused many to lose their lives. Since then, the communities affected have been attempting to rebuild.

There is a glimmer of hope for those families that were impacted. Wallen held a benefit concert for the flood victims this past week. He wasn’t alone on stage, either. With this being Wallen’s first official show in almost a year, it was a big event. He brought along friends like Dierks Bentley, HARDY, and Cole Swindell. There were more acts that came along to help out.

Morgan Wallen put on a show and the concert sold out in less than 24 hours. Seems like it was worth it. He played Sand in My Boots as well as other hits from his catalog. By the time it was all said and done, the benefit raised over $725,000 for flood relief. That is reason enough to smile, regardless of how some football games went over the weekend.