Miranda Lambert, HARDY & More Show Support For Morgan Wallen
Country artists are showing their support for Morgan Wallen after the chart-topping singer/songwriter owned up to his reckless actions after…
Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Country artists are showing their support for Morgan Wallen after the chart-topping singer/songwriter owned up to his reckless actions after being removed as the musical guest of Saturday Night Live for violating COVID-19 protocols.
Miranda Lambert, HARDY, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and more took to Instagram to offer Wallen words of encouragement after he shared a somber video message revealing that he will no longer perform on SNL “because of COVID protocols, which I understand.” Wallen was apologetic in the clip and took full responsibility for his actions.
After viewing Wallen’s somber message, several artists rallied around him.
“💙 You’re a sweetheart. We got you,” Lambert wrote.
HARDY, who is one of Wallen’s best friends, commented, “Love you bud I’m proud of ya.”
The ladies of Little Big Town also applauded Wallen for owning up to his mistakes.
“Love you buddy. ❤️❤️❤️❤️,” wrote Fairchild.
“You are precious!!! Your humility is astounding. We love you!! ❤️,” Schlapman added.
Wallen’s friend and label mate, Ernest, also showed him some love, writing, “Love u bro. Proud of u. ❤️”
Jon Langston also commented, telling Wallen, “Love you man. Be Sturdy and head up.”
The comments continued to pour in on Wallen’s post.
“Don’t beat yourself up pal, God is still working on ya,” Jake Owen wrote.
“Sending prayers to you @morganwallen ! You got this ❤️,” Carly Pearce shared.
“It’s all good boo we still here 🖤,” wrote Ingrid Andress.
The news of Wallen’s removal from SNL came after photos and videos of Wallen partying maskless at various bars near the University of Alabama surfaced on the web. Several videos also showcased the superstar kissing a number of women and riding in cars with college students.
In his video, Wallen explained that he plans to step away from the spotlight for a bit to “work on me.”
“I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I Iet them down,” Wallen continued. “And, on a more personal note, I think I have some growing up to do. You know, I think I’ve lost myself a little bit. I’ve tried to find joy in the wrong places, and, I don’t know, it’s left me with less joy.”
The CMA New Artist of the Year nominee said that SNL execs plan to reschedule his appearance on the show, however, at this time, no date as been set.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.