Musician Jason Isbell claimed he would be donating all royalties he earned off his song with “Cover Me Up” with Morgan Wallen to the NAACP.
Isbell’s announcement was in response to the news that fans had started to purchase Wallen’s album “Dangerous: The Double Album” following the release of a video showing him saying the n-word. (RELATED: Morgan Wallen Dropped By Talent Agency Amid Fallout Over Saying The N-Word)
Isbell responded to a tweet shared by the Associated Press talking about the news.
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
“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,” Isbell tweeted. “Thanks for helping out a good cause, folks.”
“Fans of Morgan Wallen are buying up the country star’s latest album after a video showed him shouting a racial slur last week,” the Associated Press originally tweeted. “His ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ spent a fourth week at the top of Billboard’s all-genre chart.”
“I’m embarrassed and sorry,” he said in the statement. “I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”