He just issued a lengthy hand-written letter on his social accounts addressing a few different things that have happened since the n-word controversy that halted his booming career a couple months ago.
He mainly thanked his fans for keeping Dangerous: The Double Albumat #1 on the Billboard all-genre charts for 10 straight weeks, a first for a country album. He also touched on some of the changes he’s made since the incident first occurred and he took a step back from music.
Soon after the video surfaced of him using the n-word, he was suspended by his record label, had plans stalled for a headlining tourand got a lot of his music removed from certain Apple Music and Spotify playlists, as well as the radio, among a slew of other disciplinary actions.
However, set to headline a number of festivals this summer… the big question has remained: Will Morgan tour this year?
And the answer is… No.
Towards the end of the letter, he also announced that he will not be joining Luke Bryan on the summer tour he had been scheduled for, and that he wouldn’t be playing festivals either.
“I’ve found this time away to be very valuable to me in many ways, but I feel like I need a little more of it, and therefore will not be performing tour dates this summer. It means I will not be playing festivals or the Luke Bryan tour dates.
But it’s important to me personally, if you can, still go to these shows and support country music. Country music is back and that’s a damn beautiful thing.”
He was slated to open for Bryan this summer and headline festivals.
“I’m back in Nashville getting back in the swing of things and you guys can rest assured that I’m looking forward to giving you guys what you deserve, especially after all you’ve done for me.
My story is far from over and getting back out to see y’all is is all I can think about. So just know it will be sooner rather than later.”
Of course, Morgan was in the news yesterday as a group of fans raised enough money to buy SIX billboards in downtown Nashville. According to the fans, it was a response to “cancel culture,” and a way for them to show their support for Morgan:
“This idea was really our way of trying to ‘right the wrong’ of cancel culture. We just wanted to ‘Wallen-Paper’ Nashville during the week of ACMs to show our support for Morgan.
We love him and his music and we wanted to do the right thing. He is an incredibly talented young man and doesn’t deserve what he’s going through right now.”
The billboards include messages such as “His Fans Choice Entertainer Of The Year,” his signature saying “GAHT,” as well as the bible verse Mark 11:25, which is a passage about forgiveness.