The left moved quick to destroy country star Morgan Wallen and have his career cancelled, but not only has he beaten them, he has so thoroughly beaten them that he just achieved something that no other artist has ever done on the charts.
You made remember just around two years ago when Wallen was attacked by the left for using the n-word in an offhanded way when joking around with his buddies in an incident that was caught on video. Immediately an whole LOT of consequences hit him and he nearly lost his career.
But Wallen has battled back, and today, after his new album debuted, he has achieved something no other artist has ever done. He has filled 36 slots on the Billboard 100, and the chart is now filled with every single one his new tunes. I say that again, every single tune on his new album found a place in the top 100 songs.
He not only has the no. 1 song, but he has five songs in the top ten, and 21 in the top 50.
Here is where each of his 36 songs landed when his new album, One Thing at a Time, landed:
- No. 1, “Last Night”
- No. 7, “Thought You Should Know”
- No. 8, “You Proof”
- No. 9, “Thinkin’ Bout Me”
- No. 10, “One Thing at a Time”
- No. 11, “Ain’t That Some”
- No. 14, “Everything I Love”
- No. 15, “Man Made a Bar” (feat. Eric Church)
- No. 18, “I Wrote the Book”
- No. 27, “’98 Braves”
- No. 29, “Devil Don’t Know”
- No. 30, “Sunrise”
- No. 32, “Born With a Beer in My Hand”
- No. 35, “Whiskey Friends”
- No. 38, “Tennessee Numbers”
- No. 40, “Cowgirls” (feat. ERNEST)
- No. 41, “Hope That’s True”
- No. 43, “Dying Man”
- No. 44, “Keith Whitley”
- No. 47, “In the Bible” (feat. HARDY)
- No. 48, “Neon Star (Country Boy Lullaby)”
- No. 51, “Me + All Your Reasons”
- No. 52, “I Deserve a Drink”
- No. 53, “F150-50”
- No. 54, “Tennessee Fan”
- No. 56, “Single Than She Was”
- No. 59, “Wine Into Water”
- No. 61, “Days That End in Why”
- No. 63, “180 (Lifestyle)”
- No. 65, “Last Drive Down Main”
- No. 69, “Good Girl Gone Missin’ ”
- No. 71, “Me to Me”
- No. 72, “Money On Me”
- No. 75, “Had It”
- No. 76, “Outlook”
- No. 77, “Don’t Think Jesus”
The only artist to have close to that many debut in the top 100 is rapper Drake who earned 27 songs on the chart at the same time back in 2018. Next came Taylor Swift, who had 26 in 2021.
Furthermore, Wallen’s earlier album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” spent an amazing 95 weeks in the number one spot on Top Country Albums by selling more than 44,000 units.
Wallen is also the first country music act to dominate all the main country charts in the top slot since 2019 and only one other artist has led all five charts at the same time since 2017 when Kane Brown achieved that honor.
And all this while he is still basically canceled from the industry!
This is an amazing achievement.
So, what happened to Wallen?
The cancel culture hit Wallen with everything it had in Feb. of 2021 when leftist scolds decided that a video in which he said the “n-word” was reason enough to destroy his career.
The video of his utterance of the forbidden word came from a private recording of he and his friends when the were returning from partying after a night out in Nashville, Tennessee. In the video reportedly taken by his neighbor, Wallen is seen referring to one of his buddies and heard saying, “take care of this pussy ass nigga.”
Once the video gained wide release on social media and the cancel culture scolds started in on him in earnest, he apologized for saying the word.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better,” Wallen told TMZ on Feb. 2.
Despite the apology, the video resulted in a heavy backlash, causing Wallen to be dropped from radio networks and major streaming platforms. The Country Music Association drummed him out and he was also disqualified from the 2021 ACM Awards. For a time after the attacks began, his airplay plummeted, CNN reported.
Wallen tried another tactic in apology and donated $500,000 to various black music organizations in penance, USA Today reported last year.
Since the incident, he has been a constant focus by navel-gazing leftists who hope to cancel the whole of the country music industry because of its alleged inherent racism. In a recent article at CNN, for instance, writer Lisa Respers France wrote that Wallen’s predicament is only a small part of the problem and added it’s “an issue much bigger than just one artist and one moment.”
“Country music has long been associated with symbols like the Confederate flag, which represents Southern pride to some and America’s painful history of racism and slavery to many others,” she wrote, adding, “Country music culture, it seems, is largely still segregated.”
And black country artist Daniel Gerard Breland (known professionally as just “Breland”) insisted that the cancellation of Wallen didn’t do a single thing to address the racism inherent in the country music scene.
“Canceling someone without getting to the root of a problem is lazy. It is the social combover that does nothing but temporarily and ineffectively hide a bald spot,” Breland wrote last August.
“Country music, like America, has a long and violent history with race,” he insisted. “Canceling Morgan and removing him from the public eye can’t and didn’t erase racism in country music, because it isn’t a problem that he started, it is a larger system of which he is a by-product.”
But while 2021 was a difficult year for Wallen, it was almost immediately that things began turning around quite despite the cancel culture’s attempt to end him. Indeed, fans responded right away to his attempted cancellation in a big way as downloads of his album quickly sent him to number one on the charts. And his popularity hasn’t waned among the music-buying fans ever since.
A year later he was still making appearances on stage to the raucous applause of his fans. And with a pair of well-received new songs, he is about to drop a huge comeback album that will likely cause the industry to reevaluate his cancellation and return him to full membership after this two-year hiatus.
Ultimately, the fans have spoken. They won’t allow Morgan Wallen to be cancelled. Wallen made a simple mistake to use a word fraught with social context far too casually. He apologized. Now the fans think it is time to move on.