Morgan Wallen returned to the stage Wednesday night in Nashville to headline a flood benefit he put together at Marathon Music Works. Billed as “Morgan Wallen & Friends,” the concert raised $725,000 for flood survivors in Tennessee’s Humphreys County.
The three-hour show, Morgan's first headlining gig since playing the Ryman Auditorium in January before video surfaced of him saying a racial slur, had Morgan performing such songs as "Sand in My Boots," "Whiskey Glasses" and more. The show featured guest appearances by Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell, as well as Hardy, and two black artists, Latham Warlick, who joined Morgan for “Wasted On You” and Breland, who teamed with Dierks for “Beers on Me,” and performed his own song “Don’t Touch My Truck.”
Other guests included Lainey Wilson, Ernest, Ben Burgess and Jared Mullins.
- In addition to the show, money was raised thanks to a guitar auction featuring instruments donated by Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Dierks and others, including one autographed by Morgan, which sold for $20,000.