Morgan Wallen Won’t Be Eligible for 2021 ACM Awards After Racial Slur

Morgan Wallen

Wallen was once prone to obtain a number of main nominations on the upcoming display, together with male artist of the 12 months and album of the 12 months.

In a handy guide a rough and decisive transfer, the Academy of Country Music has barred Morgan Wallen from “possible involvement and eligibility” within the upcoming 56th annual ACM Awards — a penalty this is believed to be with out precedent within the historical past of tune awards displays.

Wallen received’t be allowed to seem at the display or compete for any awards within the wake of his use of a racial slur, in keeping with a message posted via the ACM on Wednesday (Feb. 3).


Wallen was once nominated for brand new artist of the 12 months the fifty fifth annual ACM Awards, that have been after all introduced on Sept. 16, 2020 — greater than 5 months after their preliminary April 5 date. (The lengthen, in fact, was once because of the COVID-19 pandemic.)

First-round voting for the ACM Awards  has already concluded (Jan. 19-26). Second-round balloting is about for Feb. 10-17. Final-round balloting is about for March 17-24. The awards will air April 18 on CBS.

Wallen was once prone to obtain a number of main nominations on the upcoming display, together with male artist of the 12 months, unmarried of the 12 months and track of the 12 months. His present album, Dangerous: The Double Album, which has dominated the Billboard 200 for the previous 3 weeks, do not have been eligible: It was once launched on Jan. 8, too overdue to satisfy the ACM Awards’ Dec. 31 eligibility cut-off. But Wallen would were eligible along with his hit songs “More Than My Hometown” and “7 Summers.”

Soon after the ACM introduced its ruling, the rival CMA Awards introduced that it’s taking away Wallen’s virtual content material from its platforms. “We toughen our Country Music companions for  taking swift motion,” the CMA mentioned, including that it is going to believe further measures.