Morgan Wallen is one of the hottest stars in country music, with hits like “Whiskey Glasses”, “Chasin’ You”, and “More Than My Hometown”. But he is also a son who loves his mom, and he proves it in his unreleased song “Thought You Should Know”.
The song, which Wallen uploaded to his Instagram page in May 2021, is a personal and emotional letter to his mom, Leslie. In the song, Wallen updates his mom on his life, career, and love, and thanks her for her prayers and support. He also expresses his pride in where he came from and his gratitude for having her as his mom.
The song has a simple acoustic guitar accompaniment, which highlights Wallen’s raw and sincere vocals. The lyrics are honest and relatable, as Wallen shares his struggles, joys, and hopes with his mom. He sings:
What’s goin’ on, Mama?
Somethin’ just dawned on me
I ain’t been home in some months
Been chasin’ songs and women, makin’ some bad decisions
God knows I’m drinkin’ too much
He then reveals that he has found a new girlfriend in Jefferson City, who lets him fish whenever he wants to. He also tells his mom that he is still proud of where he came from, still her only son, and that he can’t believe he is on the radio.
The chorus of the song is a heartfelt thank you to his mom for her prayers and faith in him. He sings:
I thought you should know
That all those prayers you thought you wasted on me
Must’ve finally made their way on through
I thought you should know
The song has received over 45 million views on YouTube and has been praised by fans and critics alike for its authenticity and emotion. The song was written by Wallen along with Miranda Lambert and Nichole Gaylon, who are both acclaimed country singers and songwriters.
Wallen has not announced when or if he will officially release the song, but he has hinted that it might be part of his upcoming album “One Thing At A Time”, which is expected to come out later this year. The album will be his third studio album, following his successful debut “If I Know Me” in 2018 and his double album “Dangerous: The Double Album” in 2021.
Wallen is also set to resume his touring schedule after taking a break due to a controversy involving a racial slur earlier this year. He has apologized for his actions and said that he is working on becoming a better person. He has also thanked his fans for their loyalty and forgiveness.
Wallen’s song “Thought You Should Know” is a beautiful reminder of the bond between a mother and a son, and the power of love and music to heal and inspire. It is also a testament to Wallen’s growth as an artist and a human being.