NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell says he's donating to the NAACP any money that he makes from sales of Morgan Wallen's album.
Wallen was caught on camera saying a racial slur last week, but sales of his record increased after radio stations removed him from their playlists.
Isbell, a popular Americana artist, wrote the song “Cover Me Up,” which Wallen included as a cover on his album.
So... A portion of this money goes to me, since I wrote ‘Cover Me Up.’ 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. https://t.co/Ch3FlDBmJf— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) February 10, 2021
Fans were continuing to stream and buy Wallen's music despite the public backlash against the popular country singer. Wallen has apologized for using the racist language but hasn't made any further announcements since last week.