Morgan Wallen, the talented musician we all know and love, has a beautiful and profound role in his life that takes precedence over everything else – being a loving father to his three-year-old son, Indigo, affectionately called Indie Wilder.
In a heartfelt interview with Billboard, Wallen opened up about the immense significance of fatherhood in his life, candidly revealing that his son is, without a doubt, his “favorite thing about life.”
Inside Wallen’s Heart: Fatherhood Unveiled
For Wallen, fatherhood has brought about a profound shift in perspective. He explained how, for a significant period, his focus was primarily on himself, a necessary selfishness to advance his career. However, with Indie’s arrival, his world transformed.
He now finds joy in devoting his thoughts and energy to someone other than himself, contemplating the legacy he’s passing down to his beloved son. Wallen eloquently expressed, “He’s my favorite thing about life.”
Austin Neal, Wallen’s booking agent and a close friend, attested to the transformative power of fatherhood in Wallen’s life, observing that having Indie prompted Wallen to mature rapidly. It forced him to reassess his financial decisions, propelling him into ventures beyond music, such as real estate and investments.
His recent role as an investor and brand ambassador for Ryl Tea is a testament to his diversified interests. Wallen shared, “I like having a bunch of different things for me to focus on. [Otherwise], I’ll get bored. I have a lot of opportunities, so I’ve been trying to take them.”
From Obscurity to Icon: The Transformative Journey of Fame
Life in the spotlight, since achieving staggering fame, has drastically altered Wallen’s daily routine. He nostalgically mentioned how everything has grown exponentially, making simple tasks like grocery shopping a distant memory. Yet, he still clings to pockets of normalcy, cherishing the freedom of driving himself around whenever possible.
In a charming anecdote, he shared how he sometimes leaves on the camp face paint he typically wears after a hunting session, just to sneak around incognito, maybe even visiting a local Mexican restaurant. Wallen humorously summed up his current life, “I play my shows, I hang out with my son, and I hide pretty much. And I’m OK with that. I’m happy as hell with that.”
Melodic Love: Wallen’s ‘Dying Man’ Becomes a Lullaby for Son Indigo
Beyond being his favorite aspect of life, Indie has brought immeasurable positive changes to Wallen’s world. Wallen’s album, “One Thing At A Time,” features a poignant track titled “Dying Man.” While the song initially portrays a character who experiences a turnaround in life thanks to a woman, Wallen offered a personal interpretation during an appearance on Country Countdown USA.
For him, “Dying Man” serves as an ode to his son rather than a partner. He emotionally shared, “‘Dying Man’ is a song that speaks on – I wasn’t always sure, I guess none of us were, you know? Maybe I thought that I might die sooner than later and then once my son came into the world, I felt like I had a whole new reason to live and stick around. This song is talking about a woman, but for me, it’s more to my son than it is to a woman.”
In his album’s biography, Wallen humbly acknowledged that there were numerous moments in his past when he should have faced dire consequences due to his behavior. However, a profound transformation occurred with the birth of his son.
Wallen shared, “I should have been terrified the next day, but I never was. And then he was born, and he gave me something different to live for. So this song is dedicated to him.” The enduring love and inspiration that Indie provides are evident in every note of Wallen’s music and every word he shares about his beloved son.