Whoa! By the way, that's a direct quote. Chad sent me a text alerting me to this news and that was the only thing he said, and he's right.

MORGAN WALLEN--THE NEWEST COUNTRY SUPERSTAR

Outside of, arguably, Luke Combs--oh, and I guess Garth Brooks (when he's touring)--is moving tickets quicker than Morgan Wallen. And now we'll sit back and see how quickly tickets for his just-announced Rupp Arena concert in Lexington, Kentucky will disappear.

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MORGAN WALLEN IN RUPP ARENA

The Sneedville, Tennessee native and almost-instantaneous country superstar (who first planned on a career in baseball in college--he made the right call) will take the stage in Kentucky's most famous arena Saturday, December 4th at 7:30 PM. His special guests will be red hot newcomer and prolific Nashville songwriter Hardy along with fellow newbie Ernest, a co-writer of Wallen's number one smash "More Than My Hometown" as well Chris Lane's "Big, Big Plans" and Sam Hunt's "Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s."

There will be a LOT of songwriting talent on that stage.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 29th at 10 AM Eastern/9 AM Central. Rupp Arena encourages buyers to sign up for its "First in Line" emails so you'll be privy to presale codes and other event information.

MORGAN WALLEN--HIT AFTER HIT AFTER HIT (AND ONE THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN)

Morgan Wallen first entered our consciousness with his infectious debut single, "The Way I Talk," a song that woefully stalled out at No. 30 on the Billboard country airplay chart and should've gone MUCH higher. That low peak didn't stop it from becoming a platinum-selling download, though. Since then it's been nothing but big hits like "Up Down," "Whiskey Glasses," "Chasin' You," and the previously mentioned "More Than My Hometown."

I've never NOT enjoyed his music and I have no doubt those tickets will go quickly, so get ready.

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[SOURCE: LEX18-Lexington]