He’s put a few clips of some studio sessions on his social media recently, including one I really like already about Keith Whitley, and with his recent world tour announcement, it seems likely that an album announcement is on the way soon, too.
Today, he shared a song called “I Wrote The Book,” which is about how Morgan could’ve written a novel on hunting, fishing and playing baseball, but he knows there’s more important things in life that he struggles with deeply.
It reminds me a little bit of “Livin’ The Dream” from his 2021 Dangerous double album in sentiment, as he touches on aspects of his faith and knowing he should be doing better, but not being able to get out of his own way.
I’d venture to guess this one came from a very real part of his life:
“But there’s one that lays by the lamp on the night stand One that says don’t cuss and don’t fight Or let the bottle turn you into a devil man But damn if I don’t do it every Friday night
Those get you into Heaven words written in red Ain’t getting read enough to keep me on the straight line I’m a jack of all trades, but man I gotta say That’s one book I didn’t write”
He also shared a cool visualizer of some of his hunting adventures this year, and he joked in the caption that he wanted to get it out this afternoon before everyone downloads Hardy’s new the mockingbird & THE CROW record that drops tonight at midnight:
“I Wrote The Book.
Figured I’d let y’all hear another one real quick before we all get to head banging to Hardy’s new album tonight.”
In promotion of his new tour, Morgan also dropped his One Thing At A Time – Sampler in December, which included a studio version of the fan-favorite homage to his Tennessee Volunteers “Tennessee Fan,” as well as “One Thing At A Time” and “Days That End In Why.”