This one got onto my radar on Spotify. I think I heard it on Wild Country or one of those playlists. They always have some good songs to discover on those lists.
The first thing that stood out about this one was the blend of traditional country and modern country. The singer, Morgan Wallen, definitely has a Southern drawl and that’s the theme of the song.
But it’s mixed together with a really good melody. This one will get stuck in your head.
The Way I Talk – Morgan Wallen
At its essence this song is pretty straight ahead about the love of the country lifestyle. We have a guy that maybe has heard a few outsiders kind of tell him that his accent is pretty strong. That makes him think about the way he was raised, the people he’s grown up with and all the influences on his life.
And he’s proud of all that. He wouldn’t change it for anything. He’s not running from it and he’s going to promote the fact that his was a good life.
That’s pretty cool and all that passion comes through in this song. It’s a great performance and I think people will really connect with it.
The other interesting thing is the Big Loud connection. That record label or brand has been popping up for a couple years and I think it started with Florida Georgia Line. Now it’s big again with Chris Lane taking Fixed up the charts.
So that group is having some success and they could have more with this one from Morgan Wallen.
Chart Estimate: #15
CML Points: 88/100