Morgan Wallen Emerges from Hiatus to Perform at Kid Rock's Honky Tonk Bar
Published May 21, 2021Early this year, controversial country musician Morgan Wallen announced he'd be taking a step back from the music industry after he was filmed yelling a racial slur during a "bender." That hiatus appears to be over, as the artist has reemerged to perform at none other than Kid Rock's lockdown-adverse Nashville bar, the Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock N' Roll Steakhouse.
Wallen was spotted at the COVID cesspool on Wednesday (May 19), marking his first public performance since taking a step back from the public eye back in February. Donning a pair of extremely crisp khaki shorts, the musician took to the steakhouse stage to play his songs "Sand in My Boots," "Wasted On You" and "Whiskey Glasses" for an enthusiast crowd.
"This is my first time performing in public in a long time," Wallen told the crowd [via Music Mayhem Magazine]. "I'm going to need you to sing loud with me."
As is clear from the video below, Wallen's fans couldn't be more excited to see him back on the stage — even after that incident of him casually yelling n-word during what he called "hour 72 of 72 on a bender" or that time he got booted from his SNL appearance for partying with unmasked strangers.
It's not surprising that the Wallen crowd have welcomed their fave back with open arms — they made it clear they support him no matter back what in February by tripling his album sales. What remains unclear is if aligning himself with Kid Rock's MAGA-forward branding will help — or harm — his already damaged image.
See a clip of the performance below.