Jason Isbell to donate money from Morgan Wallen's sales

Jason Isbell
Posted at 3:45 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 16:46:03-05

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.

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.