Breakout Big Loud Records star MORGAN WALLEN is feeling the #1 buzz this week with his intoxicating hit “Whiskey Glasses” shooting straight to the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Appearing on Wallen’s Top 10 album debut, IF I KNOW ME, the smooth burning anthem marks his first Hot Country Songs #1 – following the PLATINUM-certified success of hooky single “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line) that hit #5 on the Hot Country Songs chart and led the Country Airplay chart in the same week, becoming his first Country radio #1. Beyond demonstrating his rising profile with Country fans, the news is even more meaningful since the Tennessee native celebrated his 26th birthday the same day.
“My first #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart happened on my 26th birthday [May 13]. This is truly a day I’ll never forget,” Wallen shared with Billboard.
Meanwhile, “Whiskey Glasses” is currently inside the Top 5 at Country radio and still climbing. Written by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish, the undeniable single comes in as the #2 current Country song in overall consumption this week, and has also garnered more than 173 million digital streams globally, helping push Wallen’s career total over the 829 million streams mark and drive his exhilarating concerts.