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Sat Feb 6, 2021, 10:40 AM

What's Next for Morgan Wallen? The Country Music Industry Considers His Future... and Its Own

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Very well researched and interesting article. I’m not a fan of new country at all. Several issues are discussed but one specific to this Wallen guy is different - he’s a voice on the radio. Yea there are videos but he has NOT had much of a chance to tour and connect with his audience. Will they stay with him? To what extent will they fight “cancel culture”?

Good read.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/next-morgan-wallen-country-music-041704792.html

Where do he and his career go from here? And what does it mean for country music, which has to deal with its biggest success story in years subjecting it to a collective black eye — caught between those who think Wallen finally exposed the genre’s racist underbelly once and for all and some conservative fans who think his “cancellation” is nothing but performative wokeness at the expense of a bad-boy hero?

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House of Roberts Feb 2021 #2
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msongs Feb 2021 #5

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 10:53 AM

1. This will be very interesting to follow

Wallen has an opportunity to bring this out into the open and do something meaningful.
Is he man enough?

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Response to randr (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 12:00 PM

4. I thought so, from the industry standpoint to him as the first big COVID artist

That’s all timing for him. It was his time to be sold and it just turned out to be now.

Justin Bieber was the first big YouTube star to make it big. It was a different medium. Wallen is the first big star, especially in country, exclusively on screen.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 11:28 AM

2. Kyle Larson is back in Nascar, even having moved to a more competitive team,

since his racial slur cost him his job last April.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 11:53 AM

3. I hadn't seen that. NASCAR disappeared itself to most sports fans

Going to NBCSports (with some Fox) just erased it from most of the public’s eye.

Makes sense - Larson can drive and sports are mostly merit based.

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Sat Feb 6, 2021, 04:05 PM

5. the music "industry" is extremely hypocritical nt

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