Morgan Wallen says opening for musical hero Eric Church is ‘one of the greatest honors of my career’

Morgan Wallen will share the stage with his musical hero, Eric ChurchLater this year.

On Saturday, June 11, the East Tennessee native will join the church for “One Hell Of A Night” in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Not only will the star-studded show feature Wallen, but it will also feature his longtime friend and “Flower Shops” collaborator, ERNEST.

Wallen took to social media Wednesday morning (March 2) to express his excitement for the just-announced concert, which will take place at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this summer.

“If you know a lot about me you know how important it is. One of the greatest honors of my career to open for @ericchurchmusic,” Wallen wrote. “To do this with one of my best friends @ernest makes it even more special. Hope to see you there to be part of it.

Tickets for the Church, Wallen and ERNEST show go on sale March 11 at 10 a.m. local time via

Earlier this year, Church revealed plans for his first show at the stadium in 2022. Also dubbed “One Hell Of A Night,” the previously announced show, which takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 28, features the brothers Osborne and Parker McCollum.

Recently, while Wallen was a co-host of Country Countdown United States alongside Lon Helton, Wallen reflected on his friendship with Church and how Church grew from his “musical hero” to his “true friend.”

“We started hanging out so, I don’t know, we just became buddies. I guess we sort of have a similar attitude or whatever,” the East Tennessee native explained to Helton. “I know he doesn’t come out publicly and he has a lot of friends and he’s always been my country music hero; it’s one of the main reasons I sing country music.

Wallen went on to explain how Church inspired him to launch a career in country music.

“When I first got into country music, it was his songwriting and the way he painted the images that made me want to do the same thing,” Wallen said.

“So it’s really cool to consider him a true friend now,” Wallen admitted. “I’ve always admired him.”

The “Sand In My Boots” singer also shared that he couldn’t believe he got to share the stage with Church on the Philadelphia date of his sold-out Gather Again tour.

“It’s unreal for me to think of this 20-year-old kid… being so in tune with what he was doing, so excited. It’s pretty crazy to think that seven years later I’m on the same stage with him and sharing those moments with him. I think he knows, I hope he knows how much it meant to me,” he added.

Church and Wallen are also set to headline the Faster Horses Festival this summer in Michigan.

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