Morgan Wallen Dishes About Dark Days on SiriusXM’s ‘The Highway’

Morgan Wallen sat down with SiriusXM’s Storme Warren to discuss his music, including his current single “You Proof” and much more.

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During their conversation, Morgan Wallen opening up about how he is grateful for his growth as a man since last year.

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Wallen revealing how things “got pretty dark,” but he is now “happy as I’ve ever been,” and spoke on his friendship with Eric Church.

SiriusXM’s The Storme Warren Show airs on SiriusXM’s The Highway weekday mornings. Morgan Wallen’s interview with SiriusXM’s Storme Warren aired today.

Video credit: SiriusXM’s The Highway and/ SiriusXM’s Storme Warren.

Storme Warren: How big is the word gratitude in your life right now?

Morgan Wallen: It’s real big, man. I got a lot of, a lot of great things going on, you know, I’m probably, I think I’m happy as I’ve ever been. I can honestly say that. And I don’t know if, I mean, obviously I’ve been, I’ve had a lot of success, which, you know, doesn’t hurt when it comes to that. But it’s, I don’t know. I’m just in a really good place mentally. I got my little boy. I got my family. I, I don’t know, man. Everything is really good for me right now. So, I, gratitude is at the top of the, of my vocabulary.

Storme Warren: I think you could sum it up best. We, we don’t have to keep going around in circles about it, but I think you summed it up beautifully on the ACM Awards who you won for album of the year. That analogy that you said saying, “Hey, last year I was a boy. Now I’m a father and a man and a lot has changed.”

Morgan Wallen: Yeah, no doubt. I mean that, that speech I, I gave there was, was from my heart. It was true. I think I wrote it that morning and just kind of let whatever I felt come out, you know, um, pretty fresh, but yeah, it’s, it’s definitely true. Everyone, a lot of people around me are like, “man, you know, you’re a lot different than you were even a year ago or whatever,” you know, and it’s just, I’m glad to hear that, cause that’s something that I was, it it’s not on accident, you know? I’ve worked on it. I’ve tried. And I’m glad to see some of the fruits of, of my labor come, come to come to pass.

Storme Warren: And as your friend I’ve watched you from the first time we met at ACMs in Vegas, you came in after a nice little run and…

Morgan Wallen: You could say that, for sure.

Storme Warren: A few day run. Yeah. And came in and that was our very first meeting and our first interview. Yeah. And I was like, “man, this guy’s gonna be a very interesting thing to watch.” I didn’t know how right I was.

Morgan Wallen: You definitely, if that’s, if you said interesting, that was definitely, I think that was a tame way of putting it.

Storme Warren: I mean, you were giving John Connor the advice it’s like, you know, it’s like, you know, keep your head on straight.

Morgan Wallen: Yeah, I, you know, I think there’s a, it’s good to, obviously, if you got a wild spirit, then you gotta follow that, but, you know, there’s there’s yeah. Keep it in check. You know,

Storme Warren: I was gonna actually bring that up because I mean, I’ve got a little bit of a wild spirit myself and uh, and we’ve had wild spirits together. Yeah. Many wild spirits together and, but it is keeping the head screwed on straight. It is. It’s like, you can’t ignore that wild side cause it can actually do more damage than good.

Morgan Wallen: Yeah. Eric Church actually said it pretty good. He said to keep it, you know, some people say keep it within the lines. He said keep it within the booze. So, I thought that was pretty good.

Storme Warren: It’s true.

Morgan Wallen Reveals Things “Got Pretty Dark”

Video credit: SiriusXM’s The Highway and/ SiriusXM’s Storme Warren.

Storme Warren: How dark did it get?

Morgan Wallen: It got pretty dark for sure. You know, I’m a pretty, I feel like I’m a pretty resilient person and I’m a pretty happy person in, in general. But that was definitely a, a really difficult time, you know? But we tried to keep our, you know, my sight set on better things. And I feel like if we did the, you know, just stay true to who I knew I really was, that it would, we would come out all right.

Storme Warren: And learn some lessons along the way.

Morgan Wallen: No doubt. Yeah. I mean, there was definitely a few of them that that’s been learned and, uh, hell man, I’m still trying to learn everything I can.

Storme Warren: You got a long way to go. I’ve not even come close to learning them all.

Morgan Wallen: Yeah. Well, I don’t think any of us ever will. And that’s part of what I, what I love about life and, you know, that’s what I love about anything like golf, for example. That’s why I love golf. I can’t figure it out. That’s why I love it so much so…

Storme Warren: That’s exactly why I don’t play.


Morgan Wallen: Well, that’s why, that’s why I don’t play as much as I probably could.

Morgan Wallen on His Friendship with Eric Church

Video credit: SiriusXM’s The Highway and/ SiriusXM’s Storme Warren.

Storme Warren: You guys became buddies over the past year and a half.

Morgan Wallen: Yeah, we have, man, we’ve become pretty close. You know, he is, we we’ve taken some trips together, gotta know him, his family, and we talk weekly and just, uh, it’s, it’s still kind of weird for me to say, you know, it was at first, it’s not really anymore. Just, he’s just, he really is just like my buddy now, you know, but obviously anyone who knows me knows how much of a fan I am of his. So it’s, it’s been really cool. It’s, it’s a special friendship for me.

Storme Warren: You had a lot of people reaching out to you, wanting to just touch you and say, “Hey, we, we got you, we’ll get you through this.” And I mean, those are friendships you’ll have forever.

Morgan Wallen: Yeah, man, those are things that you don’t forget, you know? It’s easy to be a friend when it’s the cool thing to do. So, I definitely have a select number of people that I, that I really, really appreciate that you know, that during my whole, my whole last couple years.

Storme Warren: Yeah. And you don’t have to give me the laundry list. There’s a, but a lot of important people.

Morgan Wallen: Yeah, no doubt. I mean, it’s definitely a long list, but as far as artists goes, you know, there’s a, they know who they are.

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