Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Country Crooner Morgan Wallen Won Big in Billboard Music Awards Despite Being Banned

Country Singer Morgan Wallen, Banned From Billboard Awards, Still Wins 3 Of Them
by

For someone who was banned from appearing at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, Morgan Wallen definitely found major awards success.

The embattled country crooner, who was not allowed to perform, present, or accept any awards at this year’s ceremony after being caught on camera making racist remarks in February, won three major awards ahead of the star-studded event at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

RELATED: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Country Star Morgan Wallen

Nominated in six categories, the “Whiskey Glasses” singer won Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, and Top Country Album for the chart-topping “Dangerous: The Double Album.” These were the first awards Wallen has won since his leaked video sparked an online backlash.

Before the show was broadcasted, producers emphasized in their statement that the contenders were determined according to their Billboard charts, including their music sales, streaming platform statistics, radio airplay, and social engagement. They were not selected by a voting panel or membership organization.

Despite the backlash, most of Morgan’s fans have stuck by him and never stopped supporting him – Morgan Wallen’s songs went on ranking high on country music charts.

The 28-year-old Tennessee native previously apologized for the racial slur – saying he was “embarrassed and sorry.” He has since stepped away from the spotlight and announced that he would not perform on previously scheduled tour dates.

The country singer has also not yet commented on his Billboard Music Award wins as of writing, but he posted an Instagram video a day before the ceremony. Wallen performed on an acoustic guitar a brand-new song, “Thought You Should Know,” revealing he wrote it a while ago with his mom in his mind. Wallen added that it “seemed like an appropriate time to share it.”

Latest Stories

Travis Tritt + Help Me Hold On

Travis Tritt Begs His Lover For One More Chance In “Help Me Hold On”

Country singer Travis Tritt scored his first number-one hit with his second release from his 1990 debut album Country Club titled “Help Me Hold On.” He co-wrote it with accomplished ...

Carrie Underwood Falls Off Stage on Tail End of South Carolina Concert

Carrie Underwood Rocks Carolina Country Music Fest Despite Rain

Country singer Carrie Underwood graced the last day stage of the Carolina Country Music Fest 2024 in Myrtle Beach and delivered one hell of a performance despite the massive downpour. ...

Billy Ray Cyrus Files for Divorce from Firerose, Seeks Annulment on Grounds of Fraud

Billy Ray Cyrus Files for Divorce from Firerose, Cites Fraud

American country singer Billy Ray Cyrus reached a breaking point with Australian singer Firerose just after seven months of marriage. According to court documents obtained by the Associated Press, Billy ...

Travis Tritt + Best of Intentions

Travis Tritt Made A Career Comeback With “Best of Intentions”

It was 2000, and it had been six years since Travis Tritt hit the top of the charts and three since his last appearance in the Top 10. The first ...

Sonny James Death

A Moment To Remember: Country Singer Sonny James’ Death At 87

Country singer Sonny James, known for his 1957 track “Young Love,” which topped both country and pop charts, passed away on February 22, 2016, at Nashville’s Alive Hospice. According to ...

Wynonna Sings Coal Miner's Daughter with Loretta Lynn's Granddaughter Emmy Russell - Idol

Wynonna Judd Joins Emmy Russell On Idol To Sing “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

Emmy Russell started her American Idol journey with an original song. She fittingly ended it with a tribute cover of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” for her late grandmother and country legend ...

Johnny Cash + Forty Shades of Green

“Forty Shades of Green”: Johnny Cash’s Ode to Ireland

Country legend Johnny Cash released an ode to Ireland appreciating its beauty with “Forty Shades of Green” as part of his album Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash ...

Randy Travis A Country Legend's Fight for His Voice and His Legacy

What Happened to Randy Travis After Massive Stroke and Dire Financial Situation?

What happened to Randy Travis? That has been the question of many of his fans after his massive stroke in 2013.  Randy Travis is a legend and an icon in ...

5 Must-Hear Lainey Wilson Collaborations

Here Are 5 Lainey Wilson Collaborations You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

Country singer Lainey Wilson’s discography isn’t just a string of solo hits. Over the years, she has also steadily stacked up her collaboration resume — earning several number ones from ...

Lukas Nelson And Sierra Ferrell + Crying Time

Lukas Nelson & Sierra Ferrell Harmonize on Buck Owens’ “Crying Time”

Buck Owen’s 1964 track “Crying Time,” popularized by Ray Charles, is making waves again after Lukas Nelson and Sierra Ferrell shared a casual snippet of their take on the song.  ...