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Morgan Wallen returns to country music with new single… following racial slur incident


Morgan Wallen set to make country music return with new single Sand in My Boots… after massive industry fallout following racial slur incident

Morgan Wallen will make his return to country music after a nearly seven-month ban with the new single, Sand in My Boots.

His recording label, Big Loud, reportedly issued the song — which opens his massively successful album Dangerous: The Double Album — to hit radio airwaves, according to Billboard.

Wallen has slowly made his return to the stage and recently appeared with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at a show in Tennessee, nearly seven months after TMZ posted a video of Wallen uttering a racial slur at one of his friends following what he described as a ’72-hour bender’ in Nashville.

Back in action: Morgan Wallen will make his return to country music after a nearly seven-month ban with the new single, Sand in My Boots; seen in 2020

After the video was shared, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip talking about his remorse for letting so many people down, including his parents and son.

‘Our actions matter. Our words matter. And I want to encourage anyone that is watching to please learn from my mistake. There’s no reason to downplay what I did,’ he said.

His recording contract through Big Loud was suspended ‘indefinitely’ and he was disqualified from awards shows.

Testing the waters: Wallen has slowly made his return to the stage and recently appeared with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at a show in Tennessee

Testing the waters: Wallen has slowly made his return to the stage and recently appeared with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at a show in Tennessee

Not great: TMZ posted a video in February of the Heartless singer uttering a racial slur at one of his friends after returning home from what he described as a '72-hour bender' in Nashville

Not great: TMZ posted a video in February of the Heartless singer uttering a racial slur at one of his friends after returning home from what he described as a ’72-hour bender’ in Nashville 

The singer was barred from competing in as well as performing at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and was noticeably absent from the roster as CMT Music Awards nominations rolled out, in addition to being banned from attending the Billboard Music Awards.

Shortly after the video surfaced, Morgan admitted he had met with Black organizations to apologize and understand the severity of his actions, but has still yet to sit down with the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.)

Morgan returned to the stage at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk & Steakhouse bar in Nashville in May in his first performance since the racial scandal banned him from radio airwaves and caused a massive fallout.   

Attempt: After the video was shared, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip talking about his remorse for letting so many people down, including his parents and son

Attempt: After the video was shared, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip talking about his remorse for letting so many people down, including his parents and son

In the past: Wallen hadn't publicly played since his headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in January for the release of Dangerous: The Double Album

In the past: Wallen hadn’t publicly played since his headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in January for the release of Dangerous: The Double Album

Wallen hadn’t publicly played since his headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium in January for the release of Dangerous: The Double Album.

His second studio album was released in January and has since become the biggest album of the year in any genre and has spent 28 weeks at No. 1 and counting on Billboard’s top country chart, despite not having radio or television airplay.

Sources at Entercom told TMZ in February that ‘the company has no plans to reinstate Wallen’s music to their playlists’ with 20 country stations included in their 235 national stations.

A representative for Emmis Communications told the site its country station in Indianapolis, Hank FM, is ‘a Wallen-free zone for the time being’ amid backlash for Wallen’s drunken night out.

Music maker: His second studio album was released in January and has since become the biggest album of the year in any genre and has spent 28 weeks at No. 1 and counting on Billboard’s top country chart, despite not having radio or television airplay

Music maker: His second studio album was released in January and has since become the biggest album of the year in any genre and has spent 28 weeks at No. 1 and counting on Billboard’s top country chart, despite not having radio or television airplay

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