7 Summers

Album: Yet to be titled (2020)
Charted: 6


  • Here, Morgan Wallen looks back on a past relationship hoping that maybe she's still got a candle burning for him.

    I wonder when you're drinkin'
    If you find yourself thinkin' about
    That boy from East Tennessee
    And I know we both knew better
    But we still said forever
    And that was seven summers ago

    Wallen is still yearning for his former girlfriend seven years after they broke up.
  • The singer originally tested the song out by sharing the first verse and chorus on social media. It quickly became a fan favorite and also gained traction on the TikTok app. Noting the enthusiastic response to the song, Wallen officially released it as a single on August 14, 2020.
  • Wallen wrote the song with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. It's his first collaboration with both Nashville hitmakers.
  • Joey Moi's production has a breezy, island vibe. The Canadian is a regular Wallen collaborator, having helmed his hit singles "Up Down," "Whiskey Glasses," "Chasin' You," and "More Than My Hometown."
  • The song debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the second Top 10 debut ever for a song by a solo male country artist, following Garth Brooks' "Lost In You" in 1999.
  • "7 Summers" debuted at #1 on the Country chart, becoming Wallen's second song to reach the summit, after "Whiskey Glasses."
  • After Shane McAnally came up with the title, the three wrote the song inspired by a real-life experience of Wallen's back in 2013. "I was working for a landscaping company that summer," the singer recalled to Hits Daily Double. "I got hurt playing baseball, was going to the community college - and that wasn't going too well. So there might be someone out there, listening to this song on the radio and wondering if it's about them."


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