The duet we didn't see coming, and it's a hard hitter.

Morgan Wallen has dropped his long awaited double album. Well, maybe not long awaited. Fans have been starving for more new music from the rising country star. The record, released Jan. 8, is titled Dangerous: The Double Album. The 30 track project features his recent No. 1 hit "More Than My Hometown," and previously released tracks like, "This Bar," and "7 Summers."

The record also gives his wildly popular cover of Jason Isbell's song "Cover Me Up" an album home. Wallen's rework was first introduced to the world via Taste of Country, when he sang the song as part of his "Riser" performance back in 2018.

The surprises roll on as listeners play through the over hour and a half of new music. A quality heartbreak song, titled "Only Thing That's Gone," features the great Chris Stapleton. The duets continue with a collaboration with Ben Burgess on "Outlaw."

Diving deeper, fans of Eric Church may pick up his lyricism in a track titled "Quittin' Time." That's because it was co-written by The Chief. Album credits show the song was written by Eric Church, Luke Laird and Josh Thompson. The album also features co-writes from Thomas Rhett, Ernest, Ben Burgess, Devin Dawson, and Wallen's best bud, Hardy.

Another previously released song on the record, "Heartless," takes on a different sound under Wallen's name. The song was released in 2020 as a single by Diplo. The electronic music producer and DJ dropped the song on his record Chapter 1: Snake Oil. The track first was heard as a EDM influenced breakup anthem. Now, under Wallen's name, the song takes on more of a country sound.

Morgan Wallen's Dangerous: The Double Album is a well-rounded record, bursting with powerful ballads, stompin' country rock, trippy trap beat laden "Warning," and plenty of mainstream sounding material to release to country radio. The record truly has something for everyone's musical palate.

Wallen will (hopefully) return to Bangor this summer with Luke Bryan. The Proud To Be Right Here Tour stop was rescheduled to Aug. 5 at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date.

Morgan made his Bangor debut in 2019, opening for Florida Georgia Line on their Can't Say I Ain't Country summer tour. We chatted with Wallen prior to his first trip to Maine. Listen to our interview above.

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