Country music superstar Morgan Wallen’s response to winning the ACM award will touch you deeply
Country music superstar Morgan Wallen was greeted with the loudest cheers of the night as he took the stage at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) on Wednesday.
Wallen received the Milestone Award to celebrate specific and outstanding achievements in the genre of country music over the previous year, according to Billboard. After a slump that nearly ended her career in 2021, Wallen broke almost every country and mainstream music record and won a plethora of awards, thanks to her epic “Dangerous: The Double Album.”
Close friends and collaborators of Wallen, HARDY and Ernest, performed “Wasted on You”, “Sand in My Boots” and “More Than My Hometown” in honor of their friend, before surprise presenter Eric Church joins to present the award, Billboard continued. .
“It has been one of the honors of my career and my life to get to know Morgan over the past two years, whether on a golf cart, a fishing boat or on guitars,” said Church to the public, according to Billboard.
When Wallen took the stage, his fans met his speech with applause, cheers and shouts of “I love you,” as heard in a video shared by Country Cast on YouTube.
“I had a whole speech that I had typed before I knew all this was happening. My first concert I attended was an Eric Church concert at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. It seemed like I could feel what he was feeling when he was singing,” Wallen told the audience.
“It has changed my life, and so having you here to present this to me now is more special than I can put into words. I have to do this in front of my parents who are here tonight. Thank you guys for always support me and thank you to everyone on my team – my friends, my songwriter friends, HARDY and Ern’… we’ve known each other for a long time now and we’ve written 100 songs together” he continued with gratitude. (RELATED: ‘Sense of Competition’: Luke Combs Details His Relationship With Morgan Wallen)
“Me and God, we’ve had some interesting things to do, I guess you could say,” he added with a light chuckle, alluding to the 2021 crisis. He concluded his acceptance speech with a flood of thanks. You can watch it all here: