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Morgan Wallen took the 2020 CMT Awards stage on Wednesday night, performing his hit song “Chasin’ You.”
This performance was Morgan’s first appearance since the cancellation of his debut on Saturday Night Live and public apology for his actions resulting in the cancellation.
The country singer was removed as the musical guest from SNL after videos surfaced of him partying maskless, and not following social distancing protocols a week before his scheduled appearance.
On October 7, 2020, Morgan posted a video of himself on social media explaining that his appearance on SNL had been canceled due to him violating the show’s COVID-19 protocols. In the video, he apologized to his fans, his team, and SNL admitting he needed to take a break from the spotlight to work on himself.
Exactly two weeks later, Morgan graced the CMT Awards stage with his performance of “Chasin’ You.”
Morgan has had multiple number one hits, including “Whiskey Glasses,” Chasin’ You,” “7 Summers,” and his collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, “Up Down.”
He is nominated for the CMT Award Male Video of the Year for “Chasin’ You.”
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 CMT Awards looked a tad different this year, pivoting from a huge celebrity and fan-filled live arena to a more intimate multi-location production with some pre-taped performances and special live elements sprinkled throughout.
The CMT Awards called upon some of country music’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Shania Twain, Luke Combs, and Brooks & Dunn to ensure an impressive night of performances.
This year’s performances were filmed in local scenic areas in Tennessee, including Bicentennial Park, Ruskin Cave, Sycamore Farm, and Cherokee Dock.
The awards show features three hosts this year, including country chart-toppers Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde, as well as Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland.
Watch Morgan Wallen’s 2020 CMT Awards performance below.
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