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Morgan Wallen Makes Country Music History in the U.K.

Morgan Wallen just made country music history during his July 4 show at BST Hyde Park in London. The singer performed in front of a sold-out crowd of 50,000 people making it the largest country concert ever held in the United Kingdom.

The “One Thing at a Time” hitmaker took the stage as a part of the annual American Express presents BST Hyde Park. His performance marked his debut at the all-genre festival and the first time a country artist has ever headlined the event.

In addition to a laundry list of hits, his 24-song set included an acoustic version of his new single “Lies, Lies, Lies,” which he officially released on Friday, July 5. Wallen also offered up a solo version of his collaboration with Post Malone, “I Had Some Help,” and closed out the show with his debut single “The Way I Talk.”

Amongst the 50,000 were a handful of celebrities. Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany were there, as were actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

Wallen took a portion of his ticket sales and dedicated it to his Morgan Wallen Foundation, which aims to provide opportunities to children to “thrive, play and create through sports and music.” After the show, $20,000 was donated to the London Youth Choirs to help provide music opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

The country singer will be overseas again in August, kicking off his first-ever European tour. He’ll do seven shows in places such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and more before wrapping things up with back-to-back appearances in Ireland.

Source: Taste of Country, Newsbreak