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Was Morgan Wallen on ‘The Voice?’

Critics often comment that “The Voice” has not spawned any superstars. But some people forget that country singer, Morgan Wallen, actually started with “The Voice.”

Wallen competed in season 6 of the popular NBC talent competition in 2014. For his blind audition, he sang Howie Day’s “Collide” and got two red chairs to turn: Shakira’s and Usher’s.

His original goal was to become a professional baseball player, but after an injury, he decided to continue singing, something he had always loved. “I don’t want to go home and be that normal gardener again,” he confessed in his pre-audition interview.

After Wallen finished singing, Usher and Shakira were so polite to try to get Wallen on their team that Adam Levine called it a “love party,” got up and sat on Blake Shelton’s lap. Shakira joked, “that’s a different kind of love.”

Usher told Wallen, “there were some moments in your performance that I felt were not well executed” and Wallen agreed. In the end, he chose Usher as his coach. After being knocked out during the fighting rounds, Adam Levine stole him. However, according to Nikki, he was sent home in the first round of the playoffs.

Although he didn’t win ‘The Voice’, Wallen actually sees that as something positive. He told People: “I’m thankful I didn’t win because it gave me the chance to take the time a few years after that show to figure out who I was as an artist and get the right team around me.” to get.”

Wallen also told People that he “didn’t even know what ‘The Voice’ was” when he auditioned. “It was a big first step,” he said. “I think this is the first time in my life that I realized I might actually have a shot at this.”

Since his appearance on “The Voice,” Wallen has become a country music superstar. His first major single, released three years after “The Voice” in 2017 and featuring the help of Florida Georgia Line, was aptly titled: “Up Down.”

The following year, in 2018, he released his life-changing hit “Whiskey Glasses,” which was certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as of 2022. However, Wallen’s journey to stardom has not been without its pitfalls.

According to People, Wallen was arrested in May 2020 for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The charges were dropped, Wallen publicly apologized and the incident was soon forgotten. However, his next offense was not so easily brushed aside.

In February 2021, TMZ released a video of Wallen talking to his friends and using “the N-word.” The video came from a neighbor’s doorbell camera. This caused a storm on social media, which led to Wallen again apologizing publicly, this time with much more fervor.

Wallen told People he was “embarrassed and sorry,” adding, “There are no excuses for ever using this kind of language. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.” According to the outlet, “The next morning, his music was taken off the two major radio broadcasting networks, he was suspended ‘indefinitely’ by his label and was ineligible for the ACM Awards. [that] spring.”

A week later, Wallen posted a video to Instagram in which he took full ownership of what he had done, also announcing that he had now been sober for nine days. He said: “Our words are important and I want to encourage everyone watching to please learn from my mistake. There’s no need to downplay what I’ve done, it’s important.”

Wallen has recovered from the scandal and is once again a beloved country artist. While not all is completely forgiven and forgotten, Wallen was invited to perform at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, where he sang a song he wrote about his fall from grace called “Don’t Think Jesus,” according to one May 15, 2022 article in People.

People also reports that Wallen won Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) in April for “Dangerous: The Double Album.”

In addition, “At the Billboard Music Awards, the ‘7 Summers’ singer – who is currently in the midst of an arena tour of 46 cities that will run through September – is for top country artist, top country male artist, top Billboard 200 artist and top Billboard 200 album for Dangerous: The Double Album. Wallen took home the best male country artist on the show,” People reported.

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