Morgan Wallen has dominated the Billboard 200 for most of 2023. His third studio album, “One Thing at a Time,” hit eight consecutive weeks at the top spot. Wallen’s stay at the top of the charts got many non-country fans curious, particularly about his family.
Here’s what we know about Morgan Wallen’s family.
Morgan Wallen’s Family Background
Wallen was born in Sneedville, Tennessee, on May 13, 1993. He grew up in a musical family and was exposed to country music at a young age. His father was a preacher, and his mother was a teacher.
Wallen began singing in church and later pursued a music career. His parents supported his career choice and encouraged him to pursue his passion. His mother even sold her jewelry to help pay for his first recording session. Wallen has three sisters, Ashlyne, Mikaela, and Lacey, who was adopted by his parent in 2021.
Wallen’s family is considered a decent family of Tennessean origin. He is proud of the support he received from his family right up to his breakthrough on the talent show “The Voice” in 2014.
Morgan Wallen Doesn’t Have a Family of His Own
The country singer doesn’t yet have a family of his own. However, he has a son named Indigo Wilder with his ex-girlfriend, Katie Smith. The former couple is co-parenting Indigo, who is now two years old.
Besides, Wallen talks a lot about wanting a family as his parent has, and he has expressed the surprise and changes being a dad has had on him. So, it is easy to understand why the star is committed to parenting his child.
Furthermore, in an interview with PEOPLE on being a parent, he said,
“[It] is not how I imagined parenthood. I wanted to have a family like my parents. My parents are still together, you know.”Morgan Wallen to PEOPLE on being a parent
He added, “They raised me together with my sisters, and that was my idea of what my life would look like. But that’s not how it has turned out, at least not yet, and I struggled with that a little bit when I first found out.”
The Influence of Fatherhood on Morgan Wallen
Concerning the arrival of his son back in 2020, Wallen said, “I didn’t know what being a dad is like, honestly have been a little scared. But it’s the coolest damn feeling, and I’m ready for whatever God has planned for my little guy and me.”
Speculations have continued about the possibility of Morgan Wallen and Katie Smith coming back together to form a family. These speculations have been mainly fuelled by the understanding that they conceived the child after breaking the relationship. This can only mean one thing — they continued to see each other after their breakup.
Also, the fact that Wallen and Smith are wonderful co-parents supports the presumption of them getting back together.
Morgan Wallen’s Response to Speculations About His Future With Katie Smith
Wallen responded to these speculations by confirming their relationship was already over before they conceived Indigo. He said, “Obviously, we still saw each other some more times.”
But he didn’t confirm whether they were getting back together. He only said, “I am thankful to share my son with someone I care about. We’re doing our best to figure it out, just trying to do our best with the situation.”
Aside from being a dad, Morgan Wallen spends most of his time making music. His singing style can be described as a blend of traditional and modern country music. He has a distinctive voice with a slight raspiness, which gives his music a rough-around-the-edges quality.
He often incorporates storytelling into his lyrics, a hallmark of traditional country music. Wallen often draws inspiration from his upbringing and family and has credited his parents and hometown with shaping his music and songwriting.
Furthermore, Morgan Wallen is considered one of America’s sultry voices. He hopes to continue to appeal to fans with his songs and lifestyle, which has earned him several labels, including ‘outlaw’ and ‘superstar.’ Still, he maintains that ‘dad’ is the only label he is comfortable with.