Morgan Wallen is still fighting for respect in the music industry, despite the fact that he’s undeniably the most popular country music star on the planet right now.
He became bigger than ever after he beat cancel culture.
And Morgan Wallen followed up a Grammy snub with one record that left the woke left-wing outrage mob seething.
Morgan Wallen has become country music’s biggest star, but on the music industry’s biggest night, he was left out in the cold.
At the Grammy Awards, he was only nominated in the category for “Best Country Song” for his chart-topping hit “Last Night.”
Wallen was shut out at the Grammy’s when the award for “Best Country Song” went to Chris Stapelton’s “White Horse.”
Wallen has become one of the most popular artists in any genre of music over the past year.
The “Livin’ the Dream” singer has had multiple number-one songs, including on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, and is selling out stadiums across the country.
His music has crossover appeal that’s spread beyond the confines of country music to make him one of the biggest artists in the nation.
Wallen’s massive popularity with fans didn’t translate into success at the Grammys.
The woke left-wing outrage mob tried to cancel him after he was caught on video using a racial slur in jest after a night of drinking out with friends and breaking pandemic restrictions.
An anonymous Grammy voter told Variety that he wasn’t sure if those incidents were a big factor in the snub.
A West Coast Recording Academy member told the outlet that Grammy voters who live on the coasts simply don’t like his music.
“I’m not sure people are still holding that against him so much as people on the coasts, including our membership, just not really resonating with the record as much as middle America did,” the Grammy voter said.
Wallen’s “Last Night” had major crossover appeal, but that wasn’t enough for Grammy voters.
“It’s a big crossover hit looking at numbers, but it’s not like it was a ‘9 to 5’ [by Dolly Parton] — more like a ‘Cruise’ [Florida Georgia Line’s 2012 hit with rapper Nelly],” the Grammy voter added.
The success kept coming for Wallen, despite his snub at the Grammys.
His 2023 album, “One Thing at a Time,” is back atop the Billboard 200 for the 18th non-consecutive week, which ties the record set by Garth Brooks’ “Ropin’ the Wind” for the most weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 for a country artist.
Morgan Wallen’s music isn’t popular with woke coastal elites, but his success speaks for itself.