Morgan Wallen’s highly-anticipated third studio album One Thing At A Time – which has already notched seven Top 10 Billboard Hot Country songs ahead of its release – is available today on Big Loud/Mercury/Republic Records. Listen HERE.
The deeply personal 36-song album combines all of Wallen’s musical influences, running the gambit in both sound and subject. Showcasing his wide-ranging influences and creativity – he interpolated The Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider” – showcased on “Everything I Love;” a sample of Young Thug’s “Lifestyle” interpolated on “180 (Lifestyle);” plus featured collaborations with Eric Church on “Man Made A Bar,” HARDY on “In The Bible” and ERNEST on “Cowgirls.” Furthering the connection to his roots, Wallen’s sister, Ashlyne Wallen, sings harmony on “Outlook.”
Beginning the album with “Born With A Beer In My Hand” (When I was puttin’ ‘em down, they put me through hell / Put some scars on some trucks, myself as well) and finishing with “Dying Man” (Codeine it got Elvis / Whiskey it got Hank / I always thought somethin’ like that / Might send me on my way / But you took hold of me / Like only a woman can / And gave one good reason to live / To a set on dying man), Wallen toggles between sin and salvation, with a lot of life covered between tracks 1 and 36.
“This record is as personal and honest as I know how to be, and represents my journey over the past two years,” shares Wallen. “I loved being back in the studio making new music and I’m super excited to see what my fans think because this is for you guys.”
Wallen will celebrate the release of One Thing At A Time with fans tonight at a free concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. With the NHL’s Predators away for a game, the stars aligned for the ACM, CMA and American Music Awards winner to return to the arena that housed three consecutive sold-out shows on his 2022 Dangerous Tour for one night only, once again filling its stands. For anyone who is unable to attend, Wallen’s bringing new music to even more fans with the livestream across his Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok accounts, or at onethingatatime.com, beginning at 7:30pm CT.
One Thing At A Time has yielded two No. 1 singles at country radio: 2x Platinum “You Proof,” which spent just 14 weeks at radio before hitting No. 1 – eventually returning to the top of the charts for a record-breaking ten non-consecutive weeks to become the longest-leading No. 1 in Country Airplay Chart history – and Platinum-certified current two-week No. 1 “Thought You Should Know,” co-written by Wallen alongside Nicolle Galyon and Miranda Lambert. Wallen’s latest release, “Last Night,” left Billboard opining “Morgan Wallen Draws A Winning Five Card Hand” as the superstar claimed the top spot on all five Billboard country charts upon its release – marking the first time an artist has done so since 2019. “Last Night” is currently rising at pop radio, while “One Thing At A Time” is off to the races at country radio.
Wallen has continually released music since 2021’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which remains Billboard‘s longest running Top 10 album in history for a solo artist with 108-and-counting total weeks spent in the Top 10 (eclipsing Adele’s 21 and Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA).