There seems to be a trend in country music where young male artists are talented athletically and are offered various scholarships to attend well-known colleges, but an injury or some other life event intervenes and they find themselves pursuing the life of a singer/songwriter instead. Morgan Wallen is included in that category.
A New Voice In Country Music
After appearing on NBC’s hit singing show, The Voice, Morgan Wallen found his calling in moving to Nashville to become a country music artist. His debut single, “The Way I Talk,” has been promoted throughout the summer of 2016 on his first radio tour and recently went for adds to country music stations across the nation.
Lyrically this song is comprised of what every good country song has – unapologetic life experiences. When an artist feels connected to the lyrics and is able to portray that to their fans, they stand a much greater chance of building a solid, long-lasting fan base in this genre. In “The Way I Talk,” Morgan Wallen has no problem proudly declaring, “the man upstairs gets it, so I ain’t trying to fix it, no I can’t hide it, I don’t fight it, I just roll with it” in his southern drawl.
Shortly after moving to Nashville, Morgan Wallen was signed as an artist and a songwriter to Big Loud Records so I expect fans of Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane will find an immediate connection with this young Tennessee native. As an introduction to what he hopes will be a successful career in country music, “The Way I Talk” seems to be a fine representation of who Morgan Wallen is and what kind of impact he wants to make as a new voice in country music. I think many ladies will enjoy the slight rasp in his voice as well. I expect this song will do well in his live shows and also on radio because it has a catchy beat and it’s easy to sing along with.
You can find “The Way I Talk” featured as the opening track on Morgan Wallen’s debut EP on iTunes and Spotify.
Author: Kristen Diotte
I’ve been known to spend hours in historically preserved buildings.
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