Morgan Wallen said he was “blessed” despite losing the Country Music Association award and being banned from attending an awards show in Nashville on Wednesday night.
The controversial country music star, who has been embroiled in a racially motivated scandal, took to Twitter a few minutes after failing to win the CMA’s Album of the Year award.
“I wake up every morning and thank the Lord for my blessings. There will be no difference tomorrow morning. I love you all ” The 28-year-old tweeted to his 534,000 subscribersbrushing off his loss.
CMA organizers barred Wallen from attending the gala ceremony, but still allowed him to be nominated for the Album of the Year nomination for his sophomore record.
“Dangerous” was the best-selling record among the nominees, but lost to singer Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” album.
Wallen attended the CMA awards ceremony last week after it was announced that he was banned from the show.
“PSA: Everyone can visit my shows” he wrote on Twitter.
The country’s praise has been under fire since TMZ released a video in February showing the star telling a drunken friend “take care of this py-ass na” after a night out in Nashville. He later apologized for the insult and said the video was taken “at 72 hours of bending.”
Wallen was fired from the WME talent agency because of the scandal. CMT removed his videos, and both the Country Music Academy and the CMA banned him from participating in award shows. But while his Big Loud Records label “suspended” his contract in February, he lifted the ban in May.
Wallen’s album sales have risen after a racially motivated scandal.
But this is not the first time he has fired. Indeed, the country’s praiser has a history of headline controversy.
In October 2020, he was removed from the Saturday Night Live program after a video of him appearing at a masked bar during a coronavirus pandemic surfaced.
The Tennessee-born star was arrested in May 2020 for mass drunkenness and disorder outside the Kid Rock bar in Nashville.
However, this year’s CMA awards are so diverse this year that many color artists have won awards and performed on stage.
Jimmie Allen became the second black artist to win the newest artist of the year after Darius Racker 12 years ago and performed his track “Freedom Was a Highway” with excitement. Jennifer Hudson and Mickey Guyton additionally performed on the CMA stage.
Shaw also broke down barriers by showing off his first same-sex kiss.
Brothers Osborne singer TJ Osborn – who appeared just nine months ago – was nominated for “Best Vocal Duet of the Year” by brothers TJ and John to see her boyfriend Abi Ventura in the crowd and on camera. won.