Morgan Wallen To Tell All In First Interview Since Use of Racial Slur On ‘Good Morning America’

Morgan Wallen is set to appear on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow, Friday, July 23, for an exclusive sit-down interview…


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July 22, 2021


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Morgan Wallen is set to appear on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow, Friday, July 23, for an exclusive sit-down interview with GMA’s Michael Strahan. 

According to a clip shared on GMA’s social media, Wallen opens up about his use of the racial slur during his first interview since the controversial video surfaced.  


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“So this is not the first time you said the word,” Strahan says in the preview, later adding a narration saying, “A lot of people are going to say he’s only sitting down because he wants to clean up his image.” 

Fans will have to tune in to GMA to hear Wallen’s remarks. The morning news show airs at 7am local time on ABC. 

Wallen’s mom, Lesli, also shared the news of his appearance on Instagram and wrote, “I haven’t seen this yet. I know it was a hard thing to do. None of this should have ever happened.” 

Dierks Bentley is also set to appear on Good Morning America on Friday as part of the show’s Summer Concert Series.

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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.