Country star Morgan Wallen had a heartfelt meeting backstage with the Chapin family, who tragically lost their son in a murder case, Your Content has learned.
The emotional encounter took place during Wallen’s “One Night At A Time World Tour” in San Diego at Petco Park.
Ethan Chapin, a University of Idaho student, was one of the victims brutally murdered last November, along with his girlfriend and her roommates. The Chapin family recently opened up about their loss in an exclusive interview, especially noting the significance of their first Mother’s Day without Ethan.
In a touching gesture, Ethan had previously sent his mom the song “Thought You Should Know,” written by Wallen for his own mother. Stacy Chapin, Ethan’s mother, described the song as her favorite and a fitting tribute to her son. Moved by the story, Wallen invited the Chapin family to attend one of his performances.
Before the sold-out show in San Diego, Jim and Stacy Chapin, along with their surviving children Maizie and Hunter, had the opportunity to meet Wallen. The meeting was made even more special as Wallen’s own mother joined in to greet the Chapins. The encounter left Stacy feeling a sense of closure and she expressed her gratitude for the experience.
During the concert, Wallen performed the song “Thought You Should Know” in honor of Ethan, bringing back cherished memories. Additionally, Wallen made a generous donation to Ethan’s Smile, a nonprofit organization established by the Chapin family to support students in Washington state.
The Chapins have been sharing Ethan’s story through various initiatives, including a children’s book called “The Boy Who Wore Blue” and an apparel line, with proceeds benefiting their foundation. Their efforts aim to create something positive out of their tragic loss while helping students pursuing their education at the University of Idaho, according to FOX News.