Morgan Wallen Re-Booked For ‘Saturday Night Live’

Morgan Wallen is officially heading back to Saturday Night Live for his debut performance. Wallen shared the news with fans…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 25, 2020


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Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy CMA

Morgan Wallen is officially heading back to Saturday Night Live for his debut performance.

Wallen shared the news with fans on Wednesday (Nov. 25), revealing that he is now scheduled to perform on the popular show on Saturday, December 5.

“Let’s try this again,” he captioned the announcement photo.

The superstar was originally slated to make his SNL debut on October 10 but was cut from the show due to breaking COVID-19 protocols. The news came following a weekend of partying in Alabama and made national headlines at the time.

“My actions this past weekend were pretty short-sighted and they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams,” Wallen went on to say. “I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this.”

Wallen took some time away from the spotlight to focus on himself after the SNL debacle and later returned in mid-November for the CMA Awards where he was crowned CMA New Artist of the Year.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.