Morgan Wallen set to bring country music back to life with new single Sand in My Bootsâ¦ after massive industry fallout following incident of racial slurs
Morgan Wallen will return to country music after a nearly seven-month ban with the new single, Sand in My Boots.
His label, Big Loud, has reportedly released the song – which opens his hit album Dangerous: The Double Album – on radio, according to Billboard.
Wallen has slowly returned to the stage and recently appeared with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at a show in Tennessee, nearly seven months after TMZ posted a video of Wallen uttering a racial slur to one of his friends. following what he described as a ’72 Hour Bender’ in Nashville.
Back in action: Morgan Wallen will return to country music after a nearly seven-month ban with new single, Sand in My Boots; seen in 2020
After sharing the video, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip talking about his remorse for letting down so many people, including his parents and son.
âOur actions matter. Our words matter. And I want to encourage everyone who is watching to learn from my mistake. There is no reason to minimize what I have done, âhe said.
His recording contract through Big Loud was suspended “indefinitely” and he was disqualified from the awards show.
Testing the Waters: Wallen has slowly returned to the stage and recently appeared with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at a show in Tennessee
Not great: TMZ posted a video in February of the Heartless singer uttering a racial insult to a friend of his after returning home from what he described as a “72 hour bend” in Nashville
The singer was barred from attending and performing at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and was conspicuously absent from the list when the CMT Music Awards nominations were rolled out, in addition to being banned from attending the Billboard Music Awards.
Shortly after the video aired, Morgan admitted to meeting with black organizations to apologize and understand the gravity of his actions, but still has not met with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Morgan returned to the stage at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk & Steakhouse in Nashville in May in its first performance since the race scandal banned him from radio waves and caused massive fallout.
Attempt: After the video was shared, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip speaking of his remorse for letting so many people down, including his parents and son
In the past: Wallen had not performed publicly since his headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in January for the release of Dangerous: The Double Album
Wallen hadn’t performed publicly since his headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in January for the release of Dangerous: The Double Album.
His second studio album was released in January and has since grown into the biggest album of the year in any genre and spent 28 weeks at No.1 and counting on the Billboard country charts, although it didn’t been broadcast on radio or television.
Entercom sources told TMZ in February that “the company has no plans to reinstate Wallen’s music on its playlists” with 20 country stations included in their 235 national stations.
A representative from Emmis Communications told the site that its campaign station in Indianapolis, Hank FM, was “a Wallen-free zone at the moment” amid the backlash from Wallen’s drunken night.
Music Maker: His second studio album was released in January and has since grown into the biggest album of the year across all genres.