Morgan Wallen wins ACM album of the yr after being suspended for racial slur
US nation star Morgan Wallen has received album of the yr on the 57th Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, a yr after being suspended by his label for utilizing a racial slur.
he singer made no direct reference to the incident as he collected his prize on the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas however thanked those that had “shown me grace along the way”.
A video, first printed by US media outlet TMZ in early 2021, confirmed Wallen yelling profanities and a racial slur exterior a house in Nashville, Tennessee.
Wallen mentioned in an announcement to TMZ that he was embarrassed and sorry for the “unacceptable and inappropriate” behaviour.
As properly as being indefinitely suspended by Big Loud Records he was additionally faraway from final yr’s ACM poll.
“The Academy does not condone or support intolerance or behaviour that does not align with our commitment and dedication to diversity and inclusion,” ACM mentioned in an announcement following the incident.
In his acceptance speech for the award, which he received for his album Dangerous: The Double Album, he thanked followers, collaborators and Jesus.
“When I started this album, I was a kid. By the time I put it out I was a father, and that’s become more important to me than anything else,” he mentioned.
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“To my son this album and this award will signify that his daddy was a fighter and that he chased his dreams and worked hard to make them a reality.“I’d like to thank my good lord and saviour Jesus Christ, my family, my close friends, my band… and everyone who has shown me grace along the way.”
The annual award present returned to Nevada this yr after beforehand having aired from totally different US places because of the coronavirus pandemic.
US nation legend Dolly Parton hosted the ceremony and devoted it to the folks of Ukraine caught up within the ongoing battle.