Chris Stapleton, 72, Alabama discussed on Drew Garabo Live

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A complete explosion of people wanting to listen to his music. It's like 1000% up from it was where it was the day before he did this, So whether that's just him you, they say some people say any publicity is good publicity he's being talked about in the mainstream. Unlike most artists ever will be. So whether you want to contributed to that or people who are openly racist, saying I gotta listen to this guy now, now that I know he did that, or just I don't know what the answer is, but I don't know that in this exact moment, even with all the stuff he's lost that he's hurting. He's not hurting financially. He He's hurting inside. I think I don't know anything about him. But he's probably hurting inside because I feel like He believes he's being portrayed as something that he's not. And that's that's got to hurt a guy with a moral compass. If you use a word like that, and you don't think that automatically makes you racist, you could debate whether it does. I'm not here to tell you whether you should or shouldn't feel that way. But there are guys who use that word white dudes. Who used that word and truly don't believe that they're racist. Some of them I tell you, they have black friends, etcetera. Morgan Wall in 2 may seems like one of those guys. So on a drunken night, he said. He was on the 72nd hour of a 72 hour bender, which means for three days, you've pretty much been drinking. Perfect. That's a role model. I have it. I have the apology if you want, so it's it's long so we could just play as much as we want. I got I have clipped. You have clips. That's why better than Yeah. So Neighbor caught him calling someone First pussy ass mother bleep, er And then I believe a same thing, except with the n word on it, and I don't know if it was in a rock hard are to me. It really doesn't matter. He shouldn't have been using that word. And, um, he had a lot taken away from him in that he lost his country music, television video play and almost all of his radio airplay and like, John said. You're going to activate He blew feel strongly against canceled culture and people. We want to support him because of this, even if they don't like him or his music. They're just opposed to cancel culture and the like. This is our guy. Yes, Sadly, yes, that there are those people but as far as seeing a surge in his music plays and searches, I think there's the majority of the population that doesn't listen to country music goes well, who's more wall E. There's a lot of ever heard of him. What's his song? And then they listen to it once, but I'm good for the rest of my life. I only knew who he was because he was the guy who didn't get to do Saturday night live because he was caught partying massless. In Alabama with people and then he had to apologize for that. You throw millions of dollars in me a 27 years old. I'm probably not going to make the best life choices either. So here's a little bit Morgan Wall in after a week or so, breaking his silence about his racial slur controversy. The video you saw was me on our 72 of 72 of a bender. Let so many people down. So this week I've been waiting to say anything further until I got the chance to apologize to those closest to me that I knew I personally hurt. Also accepted some invitations from some amazing black organizations to engage in some very real and honest conversations. And one thing I've learned already is specifically. Sorry for is that it matters my words matter. This week. I heard firsthand some personal stories from black people that honestly should me and I know what I'm going through this week. Doesn't even compare to some of the trials I heard about from them. There's no reason to downplay what I did. I appreciate those who still see something in me and I've defended me. But for today, please don't That's it. That's a damn good quote. If somebody I don't know who made of that, But don't defend me, I think goes goes pretty deep in it. It's okay with me. Yeah, because you're not defiant about it. You know, you stepped in something and Your fans aren't doing you any favors by going. I'm buying five copies of a CD next week is there ain't nothing wrong with what he said. Well, he's telling you there's something wrong with what he said. And he's gonna learn why that was so wrong. Do you need anything? I mean, not that you needed anything from Morgan Wall to begin with. But do you need anything from him? That you didn't get in this apology? No. No. And I mean, the thing is, there's nobody will ever know what's in Morgan Wall in Seoul. Like if he's got friends that know him as a racist, his entire life they might know that But, you know, I think that that what you what is in your heart matters, and we will never know that. Is that just a dumb word in the dumb moment that came out of his mouth as far as be on his end. Or is there something deeper behind it? I don't know. So without truly knowing that Don't know if that means you've got to accept an apology, but I mean to me, I listen to his new album a few times. I like the fact that Chris Stapleton on there. I mean, I'm not somebody who's gonna I don't feel the need to push through because I love him so much or defend him. Danny extent so You know, it's there's so many guys out there specifically in country music. We talk about the stir JAL's and the Tyler Children who don't have never been on the radio who have never had a video on CMT. So I don't know what his what his future looks like. But this feels if there is such a thing is a good first step in the right direction. This is probably it. Yeah, I know that Sam L Jackson as a campaign coming out. What's in your wallet where we're gonna find out like what's in his heart. 77 5791 to 5 to grab a live alone. Who are you?.

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