HIGH-ON-LIFE TRACK SPENDS 25TH WEEK AT #1 IN AUSTRALIA; SCORES GOLDEN GUITAR AWARD
RISING STAR PLACED PROMINENTLY ON SPOTIFY’S HOT COUNTRY PLAYLIST IN "FIRST VERSE” VIDEO SERIES
Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. Records rising star MORGAN EVANS continues to make a global splash with his current chart-climbing single “Day Drunk.” After launching into Country Radio’s Top 40 in the U.S. this week, the Australia native is celebrating the track’s 25th consecutive week at #1 on Country radio in his home country.
“Day Drunk” previously spent 2 weeks at #1 on the TMN Hot 100 airplay chart, making Evans the first Country artist to achieve this feat since 2009 when Taylor Swift reached the top of the charts with “Love Story.” Adding to its international impact, the song has been awarded Single of the Year at Australia’s Golden Guitar Awards.
“Day Drunk” is the latest song to be featured in Evans’ Highway 1 Sessions video series. Following the release of a seaside acoustic performance, the singer/songwriter has also shared the story behind the song – penned about an actual day of celebration. Watch him detail the inspiration behind the high-on-life track here. Songs performed in the Highway 1 Sessions are featured on Evans’ debut album THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO.
The album’s heartfelt ballad “Dance with Me” – featuring Evans’ wife Kelsea Ballerini – is currently spinning on Spotify’s Hot Country playlist. In an exclusive interview for the platform’s “First Verse” series, he gives an inside look at his journey to Nashville, as well as the sentimental story of how the song took shape. View the clip here, and see a stripped-down live acoustic video of “Dance with Me” here.
Evans continues to bring his “eclectic musicality” and “relentless optimism” (MusicRow) on the road as a special guest with Old Dominion on the MAKE IT SWEET TOUR. This weekend, he will take the stage in Lowell, MA (2/7), Uncasville, CT (2/8), and Washington, D.C. (2/9). Evans has been added to the lineup for ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong, an evening dedicated to Help, Hope and Healing, on Monday, February 11 in Thousand Oaks, CA. Then, he will join DAN + SHAY THE TOUR as direct support, kicking off February 28 in New Orleans, LA.
ABOUT MORGAN EVANS:
Praised by Rolling Stone as “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops,” Australian-born rising Country artist Morgan Evans is celebrating the release of his debut album, THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO (Warner Music Nashville), out now. The project features his #1 debut US single “Kiss Somebody,” as well as chart-rising follow-up “Day Drunk.” Forging a path as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars, he has been named to PEOPLE’s elite “Ones To Watch” 2018 list, MusicRow Magazine’s “Next Big Thing” 2019 list and spotlighted as an emerging artist by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Bobby Bones, The Tennessean and more. An award-winning Country force in Australia, he recently reached new heights by topping both the Aussie Pop and Country charts with “Day Drunk.” Previously sharing the bill with Taylor Swift, Chris Young, Cole Swindell and more A-list acts, Evans completed his 10 IN 10 TOUR, performing 10-straight shows in 10 days including SOLD-OUT headline dates in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, and New York, NY. He is currently on the road with Old Dominion as a special guest on the MAKE IT SWEET TOUR, and will join the first leg of DAN + SHAY THE TOUR in February.