Recently Country music singer Morgan Wallen was heard using a racial slur. In the wake of that video, Wallen’s record company has suspended him and radio stations have stopped playing his music. However, streaming, downloading, and the buying of Wallen’s music has quadrupled since the release of the video.
Award winning singer and songwriter Jason Isbell wrote the song “Cover Me Up” which Wallen recorded for his album “Dangerous, The Double Album”. Wallen’s version of the song has been certified platinum by the RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America.
Isbell has said that any music he earns from the sale, streaming, or download of the song will be donated to the NAACP.
Speaking on his decision Isbell said, “I’ve decided to donate everything I’ve made so far from this album to the Nashville chapter of the @NAACP. Thanks for helping out a good cause, folks”.
Wallen has apologized for using the racial slur.
feature photo credit: By Bryan Ledgard from Yorkshire, UK – Jason Isbell, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37569146