WATCH: Morgan Wallen shocks the Nashville crowd with a two-song performance alongside musical hero Eric Church

Morgan Wallen surprised fans at the second of three sold-out shows in Nashville, Tennessee, with a special performance alongside his musical hero and friend, Eric Church.

Amid the East Tennessee native’s electrifying 26-song set, Wallen welcomed Church onstage to perform “It’s time to stopa song Church co-wrote with Luke Laird and Josh Thompson for Wallen’s second record project, Dangerous: The Double Album.

Wallen began singing the song, which he called “one of my favorites on the album”, and after singing the first verse and chorus, Church joined him in finishing the song.

Wasting no time, Wallen and Church then performed “Smoke a little smokea song co-written by Church alongside Jeff Hyde and Driver Williams, which is the third and final single from Church’s 2009 album, carolina.

Church kicked off the song by strumming his acoustic guitar and singing the opening verse of his fan-favorite track.

“I want a little more right and a little less left / A little more now, a little less what’s to come / Act like tomorrow in ten years / And just relax and let the feeling flow / Drink some, smoke some smoke, yeah,” Wallen sang alongside Church.

“Eric Church everyone,” Wallen shouted as the “Heart On Fire” singer walked off stage with a smile on his face.

Morgan Wallen recently shared how Eric Church went from his musical hero to his friend

In a recent interview with Lon Helton on Country Countdown United StatesWallen spoke about his friendship with Church.

“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,” Wallen added.

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

Wallen previously joined Church on stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during a sold-out stop of Church’s Gather again Tour, where the two country superstars performed a handful of songs together for the first time.

Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo courtesy of Anthony D’Angio

Morgan Wallen and Eric Church have shared the stage together before

In September 2021, the makers of country hits joined forces and performed together again at Justin Timberlake’s bar on Lower Broadway in Nashville for the soft opening of Supper Club in The club of twelve thirty.

Wallen and Church sang several songs, including a duet from Church’s chart-topping single “Springsteen”. That night, Wallen also joined Church on acoustic guitar, singing two tracks from his award-winning project, Dangerous: The Double Album, including “Silverado For Sale” and “Sand In My Boots”.

The superstar duo also shared a jam session together in late June 2021, where they sang “Sand In My Boots” during a low-key suspension alongside HARDY and Darius Rucker.

Church previously praised Wallen during an interview with Billboard“He’s really good, and he’s genuine, that’s the key. Morgan isn’t trying to be someone else. He just does it. It’s refreshing to see and hear.

Morgan Wallen and Eric Church;  Photo courtesy of Instagram
Morgan Wallen and Eric Church; Photo courtesy of Instagram

The “Wasted On You” singer is currently in the midst of his massive The Dangerous Tour in support of his record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album. The tour, which is the biggest national tour of 2022 and runs through October, was recently sold out with more than 800,000 tickets sold, according to Up2DateCountry on Instagram.

In addition to HARDY and Larry Fleet, the country hitmaker recently added Lainey Wilson, Kameron Marlowe, Chase Rice, Ian Munsick and ERNEST to his sold-out tour.

Additionally, the country hitmaker will also join Eric Church for “One Hell Of A Night” in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 11, 2022. The star-studded show will feature Church and Wallen, as well as ERNEST.

See the full list of upcoming Dangerous Tour dates below.

March 18, 2022 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 14, 2022 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center – HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 15, 2022 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum – HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 21, 2022 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center – HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 22, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center – HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 23, 2022 — Lafayette, LA — CAJUNDOME — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 28, 2022 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center – TBD and Larry Fleet
April 29, 2022 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena – TBD and Larry Fleet
April 30, 2022 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center – TBD and Larry Fleet
May 12, 2022 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 13, 2022 — Rapid City, SD — Summit Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 14, 2022 – Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena – HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 27, 2022 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center – HARDY and Larry Fleet
June 2, 2022 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion — HARDY
June 3, 2022 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek – HARDY
June 4, 2022 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live — HARDY
June 16, 2022 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center – HARDY
June 23, 2022 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – HARDY
June 24, 2022 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – HARDY
June 25, 2022 – Darien Center, NY – Lake Darien Amphitheater – HARDY
July 2, 2022 – Orange Beach, AL – The Pier Amphitheater – HARDY
July 3, 2022 – Orange Beach, AL – The Pier Amphitheater – HARDY
July 7, 2022 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center — HARDY
July 8, 2022 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview – HARDY
July 21, 2022 – Burgettstown, PA – The Star Lake Pavilion – HARDY
July 30, 2022 — Ridgefield, WA — RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater — TBD
August 4, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheater in Lakewood – HARDY
August 5, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheater in Lakewood – HARDY
August 11, 2022 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center – HARDY
August 12, 2022 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theater – HARDY
August 25, 2022 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena – HARDY
August 26, 2022 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP — HARDY
August 27, 2022 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater — HARDY
September 7, 2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater – HARDY
September 9, 2022 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center – HARDY
September 10, 2022 — West Valley City, UT — USANA Amphitheater — HARDY
September 15, 2022 — Chula Vista, CA — North Island Credit Union Amphitheater — HARDY
September 16, 2022 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheater — HARDY
September 17, 2022 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheater — HARDY
September 24, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena – HARDY
September 25, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena – HARDY

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