This country newcomer borrowed a major star’s talent and boat for an infectious video YouTube/MorganWallenVEVO

There’s a new video out featuring some very familiar faces having a good time on a boat.

Florida Georgia Line makes a cameo in the song and video for newcomer Morgan Wallen’s debut single, “Up Down.” It’s an infectious song on its own, but FGL’s star power really helps get the song that much more buzz.

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The duo believes in Morgan so much, FGL’s Brian Kelley even let the newcomer use his brand-new boat for the sun-soaked video. They shot the clip while on tour together in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Morgan tells Rare Country, “It’s a drinkin’, fishin,’ fun-lovin’-type song, so we just wanted to make sure we didn’t take ourselves too seriously or anything. B.K. had just gotten a new boat. We were already gonna be there playing Orange Beach, and that whole ocean vibe really fit the song. We just had two days of a great time.”

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So, how did Morgan get the biggest duo in country music to sing with him? It’s not exactly something he asked them to do.

“We work with a lot of the same people,” Morgan tells Rare Country. “We just became friends. I had no intentions, no expectations of being on this song with them. I was a fan of their work and trying to do my own thing. I’d already started recording this song. Their manager played the song for them, and they asked if they could jump on it, and I’m like, ‘Duh.’ I’m honored and thrilled to say yeah.”

After Florida Georgia Line shot to fame with their debut hit, “Cruise,” they got to collaborate with one of their heroes, Luke Bryan, on the hit “This Is How We Roll.” That act of support Luke did for FGL is now being passed on to Morgan.


He says, “They mentioned to me how Luke Bryan had done the same thing for them early on in their career. They were kind of passing it forward, they said. So, I’m very glad and very honored for them to stick their name out there and put it with a song of mine.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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