New Billboards Go Live Across Nashville In Support Of Embarrassed Morgan Wallen Ahead Of CMT Music Awards

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Morgan Wallen fans have lined up new billboards all over Nashville in support of the embarrassing country singer who exclaimed “Enough Is Enough” after receiving fierce backlash in February for using the N-word on video.

The fan-funded billboards appeared in the city this week ahead of the 2021 CMT Music Awards, where Wallen received no nominations during the controversy.

“The fans are talking. Enough is enough’, seven billboards with a red checkered back in capital letters. ‘Music industry we want to be heard.’

The billboards, which show the Wallen harder in white, were paid for by ‘Darleen Ingram and loyal fans’, as can be seen in the advertisements.

The signs also contain a biblical reference to Mark 11:25, referring to a passage that reads: “And when you stand praying, and if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” to forgive.’

“The fans are talking.  Enough is enough', seven billboards with a red checkered back in capital letters.  'Music industry we want to be heard'

“The fans are talking. Enough is enough’, seven billboards with a red checkered back in capital letters. ‘Music industry we want to be heard’

The billboards, which show Wallen's harder in white, were paid for by

The billboards, which show Wallen’s harder in white, were paid for by “Darleen Ingram and loyal fans,” as seen in the ads.

Morgan Wallen faced fierce criticism for using the N-word on video in February

Morgan Wallen faced fierce criticism for using the N-word on video in February

The billboards were set up by the “loyal” fans after Wallens was punished in various ways after he was caught on camera with racist comments on January 31 while talking with friends, and TMZ posted a video of the exchange on February 2. .

The star apologized for his actions a week later, but has since been banned from attending the Billboard Music Awards, suspended from his record label contract, dropped by his talent agency, and snatched from the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Wallen also received no nominations for the CMT Music Awards, despite being one of the genre’s top stars. As a result of the video, CMT has removed its videos from its programming.

The billboards, spotted in Nashville a day before the CMT Music Awards kick off Wednesday, are part of a campaign by Wallen’s fans to support the singer.

The signs also contain a biblical reference to Mark 11:25, referring to a passage that reads:

The signs also contain a biblical reference to Mark 11:25, referring to a passage that reads: “And when you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive them, that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” ‘

The billboards, spotted in Nashville a day before the CMT Music Awards start Wednesday, are part of a campaign by Wallen's fans to support the singer.

The billboards, spotted in Nashville a day before the CMT Music Awards start Wednesday, are part of a campaign by Wallen’s fans to support the singer.

Morgan Wallen: The racist taint and the backlash

Morgan Wallen was caught on camera making racist comments while talking to friends on Jan. 31, and TMZ posted a video of the exchange on Feb. 2.

Wallen could be heard on a recording made by a neighbor using the slur talking to friends as he returned to his Nashville home.

He heard an acquaintance say: ‘Take care of this p**** a** n*****’ and ‘Take care of this p**** a** mother******’ when he entered the house.

Wallen immediately faced criticism after the video was released, and the fallout was swift.

He was suspended from his recording contract, was taken off radio and disqualified from the 2021 CMAs in the wake of the video being posted.

The star apologized for his actions a week later, but has since been banned from attending the Billboard Music Awards, dropped by his talent agency and ripped from the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Other billboards that read “His Fan’s Choice: Entertainer of the Year” were lined up in Nashville in April this year, just before the ACM Awards.

The six signs were also paid for by Darlene Ingram and ‘824 Loyal Fans’, as seen on the billboards.

In May, fans also bought a billboard in Los Angeles ahead of the Billboard Music Awards.

Wallen was immediately criticized in February after a video of him making racist comments surfaced on TMZ.

Wallen could be heard on a recording made by a neighbor using the slur talking to friends as he returned to his Nashville home.

He heard an acquaintance say: ‘Take care of this p**** a** n*****’ and ‘Take care of this p**** a** mother******’ when he entered the house.

“I’m ashamed and sorry,” the country artist, 27, told 27 TMZ, who made the video public. “I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racist insult which I would gladly take back.”

He continued: “There are no excuses for ever using this kind of language. I would like to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.’

The country music superstar also posted a lengthy apology post in April in the wake of the scandal.

“I’ve let so many people down,” the apology message read. “I abandoned my parents and they are the furthest from the person in that video. I’ve abandoned my son, and I don’t like that.’

The consequences were quick, with Weekly entertainment reporting that Wallen was suspended from his recording contract, taken off radio and disqualified from the 2021 CMAs in the wake of the video being posted.

“The Academy does not endorse or support any intolerance or behavior that is inconsistent with our commitment and commitment to diversity and inclusion,” the Academy of Country Music said in a statement at the time.

Wallen has offered several apologies in the wake of the video's release in February

Wallen has offered several apologies in the wake of the video’s release in February

However, not all of the impact on Wallen was negative, as the artist actually saw song and album sales rise days after the video’s release.

His fans gathered around him and his “Dangerous: The Double Album,” released in January, was No. 1 for a record-breaking 10 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.

MEAWW reports that five of Wallen’s songs reached the top 10 of the iTunes chart in the immediate aftermath of the video’s release.

In addition, it also temporarily occupies the top three spots on the iTunes album sales chart.

Wallen also wrote a lengthy apology, which he posted on his Twitter account

Wallen also wrote a lengthy apology, which he posted on his Twitter account

In April, it was announced that Wallen would not be allowed to attend or perform at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, but he was still nominated for six awards.

He won three awards, including top country artist, top country male artist and top country album for ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’.

Dick Clark Productions, which leads production for the awards, explained in a statement in April why Wallen has been nominated in so many categories this year.

“Unique among award shows, the Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) finalists are determined by their performance on the Billboard charts and are not chosen by any voting committee or membership organization,” the statement reads.

“BBMA finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music (including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio broadcasting, social engagement), followed by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data.”

The statement went on to say that Wallen’s performance on these charts is the reason he is a finalist in six categories.

‘Morgan Wallen is this year’s finalist based on graphs. Because his recent behavior is inconsistent with our core values, we will not include him on the show in any capacity (performing, presenting, accepting),” the statement continued.

Dick Clark Productions also shared that they will be evaluating him at a later date regarding future appearances on the show.

“It is heartening and encouraging to hear that Morgan is making strides in his anti-racist journey and starting to do meaningful work. We intend to evaluate his progress and will consider his participation in future shows,” the statement concluded.

Wallen is no stranger to controversy, having been arrested in May 2020 for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after being kicked out of a bar in downtown Nashville.

In October, “Saturday Night Live” kicked him out of a scheduled appearance on their show after he violated COVID-19 protocols when videos surfaced on social media of him partying with fans in Alabama.

He was invited back to the show later in December, where he appeared in a skit to fool himself.

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