Country singer Morgan Wallen launched his music career with his April 2018 debut album 'If I Know Me.' His subsequent single releases performed spectacularly too, and he was named New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in November 2020.

Wallen’s sophomore album, 'Dangerous: The Double Album,' was released in January 2021 and it debuted at No.1 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album charts. But as much success as his career has brought him, the singer says the thing that has impacted his life the most is his son, whom he had with his ex-fiancée.

Morgan Wallen’s Son Changed His World

Wallen and his ex-fiancée Katie “KT” Smith welcomed son Indigo Wilder on July 10, 2020. The two had been dating publicly since 2017 and were even engaged at one point. Their relationship continued on and off for three years before ending in November 2019.

Both Wallen and Smith took to Instagram to share the news of their baby’s arrival. She posted a picture of her holding the newborn and wrote, “Yesterday was nothing short of complete bliss. Indie Wilder you are mama’s answered prayer times infinity and the cutest little human hunk I’ve ever laid eyes on.”

Wallen too posted a similar picture and expressed happiness at his son’s arrival. He opened up saying the year had been the hardest for him, but it was Wilder’s arrival that made the greatest impact. He further added that his world had been changed and called being a dad the “coolest damn feeling.”

Co-Parenting Wilder

Wilder was conceived after the country singer and his ex-fiancée had already separated. They are no longer together but are co-parenting their son.

In his first post about his son, Wallen had already spoken about being the co-parent Smith deserved. He has also shared what it’s like to raise a son with her. When speaking with back in September 2020, Wallen revealed he was spending as much time with Wilder as his ex-fiancée let him.


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To better tackle the challenges of fatherhood, Wallen has relied on his parents, Tommy and Lesli, who joined him in Nashville to take care of their grandson. The country singer also admitted to People that co-parenting like this wasn’t how he imagined he would raise his child.

[Being a single dad] is definitely not how I imagined parenthood. I wanted to have a family like my parents. My parents are still together, you know. They raised [me and my sisters] together.

While his parenting experience differs vastly from what he had in mind, he and Smith have worked together through the entire process.

Parenting Hiccups

Wallen and Smith have worked together to raise their son, but their cooperation hasn’t been free of problems. Back in October 2020, the ‘Whiskey Glasses’ hitmaker was barred from seeing Wilder by Smith after videos of him partying without masks had surfaced.

Smith shared that Wallen would have to get tested for COVID-19 before he could see his son in person.