Less than three weeks from the anticipated release of his debut U.S. album THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO, Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. Records’ MORGAN EVANS delivered an unforgettable opening set at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. The Australia native amped up a sold-out crowd of nearly 14,000 fans at Chris Young’s LOSING SLEEP TOUR, making his debut on the high-profile Music City stage.
Evans commanded the stage with his signature loop station, performing a diverse collection of tracks from THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO, including his ode to the U.S., “American,” and brand-new single “Day Drunk.” Showcasing his stellar musicianship as well his songwriting chops, Evans segued into “Hooked,” the addictive Country hit he co-wrote for Dylan Scott.
Evans remained solo on stage aside from when he invited his wife, Kelsea Ballerini, to join him for “Dance with Me,” a romantic song also featured on THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO.
Adding to the night’s major moments, his #1 hit “Kiss Somebody” ignited an arena-wide sing-along, and then Evans closed his energetic set with celebratory track “Young Again,” with the fired-up crowd dancing on their feet to the live-in-the-moment anthem.
Continuing to build momentum following the career milestone performance, Evans is poised for his second consecutive smash single with “Day Drunk” officially hitting Country radio airwaves today. With 33 stations already on board, it is among the most-added songs this week. The party-ready, high-on-life tune has racked up on-demand streams in the MILLIONS and received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone as one of the “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week.”
To celebrate his latest single, Evans has released a light-hearted, time-lapse video, which follows the popular Pedal Tavern around Nashville as riders “get a little day drunk” downtown. Watch the exclusive new “Day Drunk” video here.
The Country newcomer’s Warner Music Nashville and Warner / Chappell Music teams, as well as his parents, toasted the release today, sporting “Day Drunk” tees for a Pedal Tavern cruise around Music Row.
Available October 12, THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO is a collection of 11 songs co-penned by Evans over the last two years and reflects his exciting journey since moving to Nashville from Australia. Each instrument heard on the project was played by Evans and the album’s producer, Chris DeStefano. Fans can pre-order THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO now and instantly receive five songs.