Morgan Wallen’s time in purgatory is over.
Last night, Wallen won Album of the Year from the Academy of Country Music. His “Dangerous Double Album” took the big prize.
Last year, Wallen was momentarily ostracized for using the “N” word, caught on a video tape that wound up on TMZ. His record label and manager temporarily suspended him, then forgot about it because he was making millions for them.
Country music fans didn’t care much either. They kept buying “Dangerous” by the boatload, so much so that it was the best selling album of the year. So far, “Dangerous” has sold about 5.7 million copies, most of it streaming equivalent. Actual sales are around 305,000 according to MRC Music Connect.
So all is forgiven. What the heck? Money talks, and that’s the bottom line.