Luke Bryan, the popular country artist, has expressed his admiration for Morgan Wallen, praising his talent and ability to connect with his fans. While co-hosting Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, Bryan described Wallen as having one of the best voices he's ever heard and commended his ability to sing the songs that resonate with his devoted fan base. Bryan also reminisced about watching Wallen on the road during the success of his hit song "Up Down," noting that there was something special about him.
In return, Wallen has spoken highly of Bryan, acknowledging him as a close friend and someone he can always turn to for advice. Wallen described Bryan as being supportive and noted that he values their strong relationship. He also expressed his gratitude towards Bryan's team for their kindness and the positive experiences they have had working together.
Bryan's admiration for Wallen was evident during the rehearsals for the 2023 CMA Awards. As Wallen prepared for his Joe Diffie tribute performance with HARDY and Post Malone, Bryan was seen cheering and dancing enthusiastically from the audience, which he shared on Instagram. This incident showcased Bryan's genuine fandom and support for Wallen.
It's not just Luke Bryan who is a fan of Wallen; his mother, LeClaire Bryan, also appreciates his music. LeClaire took to social media to share her enjoyment of Wallen's song "Country A$$ Shit" and to give fans a glimpse into her ideal summer day, which involved warm weather, fishing, and listening to Wallen's music.
The bond between Bryan and Wallen goes beyond their mutual admiration. Bryan was the first artist to take Wallen on a major tour, providing him with the opportunity to perform in a stadium environment. Bryan recalled being captivated by Wallen's first single, "Up Down," and immediately knew that he wanted to bring him on tour. This experience served as a valuable stepping stone in Wallen's career.
Bryan and Wallen have also performed together on multiple occasions. During a sold-out concert in Nashville, Bryan invited Wallen to join him on stage along with Tyler Hubbard and Jason Aldean. Together, they delivered an unforgettable performance of Aldean's hit song "She's Country." Bryan later shared his excitement about Wallen's impromptu appearance, describing it as a loose and fun-filled experience.
Additionally, Wallen participated in the Inaugural Brett Boyer Foundation Invitational, an event supported by Luke Bryan's wife Caroline. Wallen not only performed at the event but also enjoyed a game of golf with Bryan and his wife, among other activities.
In recent news, Luke Bryan has concluded his Country On Tour and Farm Tour and is currently taking a break to spend time with his family for the holidays. He will resume his residency in Las Vegas on December 29. Meanwhile, Morgan Wallen is currently on his One Night At A Time World Tour, which will continue into the next year.
Overall, the close friendship and mutual admiration between Luke Bryan and Morgan Wallen serve as a testament to their shared love for country music and their dedication to connecting with their fans. Both artists continue to thrive in their respective careers and support each other along the way.