Tuesday, June 25, 2024

UPDATE: Morgan Wallen Canceled? Records Selling Faster Than Ever Despite “N” Word Scandal and Record Company “Suspension”


Earlier today I did write that country singer Morgan Wallen’s career was in flames and that he’d been cancelled.

Wallen was depicted on a TMZ video using the “N Word” while shouting at some buddies. Immediately his record company suspended him, Country Music Television said he couldn’t be on their shows, I Heart Radio denounced him. It was assumed that Spotify and other streaming services would remove his music.

Well, it’s a few hours later and guess what? Morgan Wallen is bigger than ever. He has the numbers 1, 3, and 4, 5 and 8 singles on iTunes, actually most of the top 100 are his singles with fourteen — 14 — more floating around. Fans downloaded his records all day.

His two albums are numbers 1 and 2 on iTunes. There’s another one at around number 12.

And Spotify didn’t drop him or do a thing. He’s right there, streaming away. And ALL his videos are playing away on YouTube.



Wallen was roundly criticized by fellow country artists like Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, and Kelsey Ballerini. But you know what? Wallen’s fans don’t care. To them, it’s all much ado about nothing.

And what does Big Loud Records mean when they say they’ve “suspended” him? He’s still records, and he’s getting paid. What exactly is his punishment? Less beer?

Here’s the TMZ video once again. Morgan’s critics are just pissing in the wind. In country music, this kind of behavior is admired. He’s gonna sell a ton more product this week, watch what happens.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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