Morgan Wade has her very first Gold record.
From her fantastic 2021 debut album Reckless, “Wilder Days” was her debut single at country radio, and has just been certified Gold by the RIAA.
This means that it has moved an impressive over 500,000 units since it released a couple years ago:
She wrote the track alongside her producer Sadler Vaden of Jason Isbell’s band The 400 Unit, which finds Morgan wishing she could’ve known her guy when he was a little bit younger and wilder, hence the title.
He seems to have matured and grown up some since he “rolled in from the Windy City,” as she tells it, and the story pairs so well with her perfectly gritty, raspy voice. It peaked at #29 on the U.S. Country Airplay chart last year.
It was one of my favorite singles released that year, and the perfect way to make a statement as a young artist. She’s become one of the best mainstream country has to offer, and has since inked a deal with Sony and really found her voice in country music.
And luckily for all of us, Morgan’s sophomore studio album Psychopath is slated to drop pretty soon on August 25th, and she says the album will focus on everything she’s been through since her aforementioned debut Reckless came out:
“With ‘Psychopath,’ we’ve done a really good job of moving on from ‘Reckless,’ to the next stage without it being so crazy different.
I’m excited, every song on there has its own sound and is completely different. The album goes into where I’m at in life right now.
Which is so busy. It’s about growing up and being older, and starting to feel like, ‘Is it time to settle down?’ I think you’ll see a lot of that on the record.”
She is currently out on the road playing tons of festivals this summer, and is gearing up to take some time off at the end of the year as she will undergo a preventative double mastectomy in November:
This live performance video still lives rent free in my head, too…