Episode 94 – A roundtable discussion about Morgan Wallen’s GMA Interview

Brittany Vance joins us for a roundtable discussion about the interview.

Brittany Vance joins us for a special discussion

Morgan Wallen has given ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) his first interview since his racial slur controversy in February. The disgraced country star chatted with host Michael Strahan, who is black, about the use of the N-word that instantly halted his career earlier this year.

Wallen was blacklisted by the industry hours after TMZ released the video in early February. His label — Big Loud Records in partnership with Republic Records — “made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen’s recording contract indefinitely” and swiftly removed his likeness from their website rosters. Most media outlets pulled his music from their playlists by midnight, and he was deemed ineligible by the major award organizations.

Despite the boycott, Wallen’s sophomore Dangerous: The Double Album broke nearly every record. His music surged by more than 500% and the album spent its first ten consecutive weeks atop of the Billboard 200 chart, breaking a 34 year old record. At least six of the ten chart-topping weeks were without the help of any promotion. The album is now in its 24th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts.

Brittany Vance — who has two half black sons and is engaged to a black man — joins Buddy Iahn and Matt Bailey for a roundtable discussion about the interview and what it has felt like in her household as fans of Wallen.

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Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.
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