Morgan Wallen performs ’98 Braves’ at the Billboard Music Awards: Watch
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Morgan Wallen was the big winner at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, taking home the most trophies with 11 during the ceremony that aired Sunday.
Wallen was named the Billboard Music Awards’ Top Male Artist, Top 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Country Artist, and Top Country Artist, and also took home Top Country Tour. the singers One thing at a time The album was also named a Top Album on the Billboard 200 and a Top Country Album. Meanwhile, “Last Night” also took home the honors for Top 100 Song, Best Streaming Song, and Best Country Song.
Wallen was also chosen to close the event, but instead of performing his award-winning song “Last Night,” he went with “98 Braves,” his ode to Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, which “compares the relationship that has deteriorated with the titular Atlanta baseball team, Which was torn during the regular season only to bounce back during the league championship series Rolling Stone describes the song In review One thing at a time Where the path appears.
He appropriately performed the song from Truist Park in Atlanta, which is home of the Braves, during his One Night at a Time tour. Along with his fans, ’98 Braves pitchers John Smoltz and Tom Glavine were in attendance. The Braves introduced the singer as he accepted his award.
“As the song says, ‘Win some, you lose some.’ ‘The last awards show I went to, we went home empty-handed,’ he said. ‘And this, I don’t have enough hands for all of them.’ So, either way, I promise I’ll stay the same regardless of whether we go home with a 10 or a zero. I’ll give you my all every night, every time I go into the studio. So, thank you for this award – all these awards are really fair, it’s for my fans, man. Thank you very much guys. Thank you.”
“You took a kid from East Tennessee who drove a two-door Toyota Tacoma and turned me into one of Billboard’s top artists, so God bless you all,” he concluded.