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Morgan Wallen 'One Thing At A Time' Album Review

Morgan Wallen's third studio album has been a highly anticipated wait. After a series of singles being released, One Thing At A Time is finally here in its entirety.

It's no secret that Wallen is a superstar in country music. Ever since "Up Down" featuring Florida Georgia Line and "Whiskey Glasses," he has been a force in the genre. It was his second album, Dangerous: The Double Album, that truly cemented his place. Even two years after its release, it continues to break records. Wallen began releasing songs such as "You Proof," "Don't Think Jesus," and "Thought You Should Know" that indicated a new project was on the horizon. As the Tennessee native continued to release tracks, "I Wrote The Book," "Last Night, and "Everything I Love," he proved that this is a record that will stay true to who he is as an artist.

The album begins with the track titled "Born With a Beer In My Hand." Knowing how Wallen enjoys a good time, this feels like an authentic start. He reflects on how beer has played a role in his family's life since before his time. He also touches on how people view him because of this by singing, "Everybody says it's gonna be the death of me / But these days I'm livin' on the side of alive / Just 'cause I smile through my sobriety / Don't mean it ain't chillin' in the back of my mind." Wallen carries the same feelings in "I Deserve A Drink." He notes his "best behavior," and "living by the book," so he feels he deserves some recognition.

Wallen always finds a fresh yet relatable perspective when it comes to matters of the heart. "Devil Don't Know" gives a whole new meaning to what heartbreak feels like. "Fire and brimstone ain't got nothin' on seeing you with someone else / It's a whole 'nother level, girl / Even the devil don't know this kinda hell." "Had It" sees Wallen singing about realizing what you have when it's too late. The lyrics featured in this tune are straightforward and simple. One of the things fans have come to love about the singer is that he finds an effortless way to convey exactly what he's thinking.