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.