Morgan Wallen is BANNED From American Music Awards Despite Two Nominations… Following industry fallout from racial insult incident

Morgan Wallen, a disgraced country music artist, was banned by the American Music Awards. However, she was nominated for two trophies at each annual show.

Wallen, who is 28 years old, will not be allowed to attend the event on November 21 at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles. However, he has been nominated as favorite country album and favorite male artist. 

Morgan is slowly returning to the stage. He appeared recently with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at a Tennessee show. This comes nearly 10 months since TMZ posted a clip of Wallen making a racial slur about one of his friends after what he called a 72-hour bender’ in Nashville.  

Tough spot: Disgraced country musician Morgan Wallen was banned from attending next month's American Music Awards despite being nominated for two trophies at the annual show; seen in 2019

Tough spot. Morgan Wallen, a disgraced country music artist, was banned from attending the American Music Awards next month despite being nominated to receive two trophies at their annual show.

The show organizers stated that Morgan Wallen is a nominee based on charting this year. We won’t include him on the show because his conduct doesn’t align with our core value.

“We will evaluate his progress in doing meaningful work for the Black community and will take into consideration his participation in future shows.”

The statement included: ‘Unique among awards shows, American Music Awards (AMA) nominees are determined by performance on the Billboard Charts and are not chosen by a voting committee or membership organization,” the statement reads. “AMA nominees are based on key fan interactions with music (including streaming, album sales, song sales, radio airplay, social engagement), tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data.’

Wallen was expelled from the Billboard Music Awards in may, which are also data-driven. However, he won three of six of the six awards for which he was nominated. 

He was also disqualified from the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards. 

After nearly seven months of ban, Morgan returned to country music in August. His single, Sand in My Boots, is now No. 20 on the airplay chart.

His recording label, Big Loud, reportedly issued the song — which opens his massively successful album Dangerous: The Double Album — to hit radio airwaves, according to Billboard.