Morgan and his Big Loud team will be sending “Sand In My Boots” to country radio as his next single, his first official single since his temporary ban from radio following the racial slur incident in February of this year.
Though the song has been charting for a while now, both he and his team have stayed pretty quiet as to when they would officially send it to country radio. It’s currently sitting in the top 50 on the Mediabase charts and is in the top 40 on the Billboard charts:
.@morganwallen’s “Sand In My Boots” will officially impact US Country Radio on August 23rd.
It marks Morgan’s 1st single since his music was temporarily pulled from Country Radio.
It’s currently charting Top 50 on Mediabase & Top 40 on Billboard Country Airplay charts.
According to HITS Daily Double, 20 Mediabase-tracked stations are already playing the song, and that number will likely grow exponentially next week.
In July, when the song first started charting, one unnamed a major-market programmer told Billboard they felt like it was time for him to return to radio and that “Sand” would likely go #1 a soon as it became an official single:
“I think it would be a #1, and that he’d be welcomed back. He made a mistake and he’s apologized a number of times. He belongs back on the chart.”
The song was an immediate fan-favorite when he released his record-breaking Dangerous: The Double Album at the beginning of the year, and with radio already playing it, it seems like a pretty obvious choice for his next single.
Though, if he’s gonna release “Sand In My Boots,” he should actually release the stripped-down, acoustic version of the song.