Given a second chance, Wallen plays SNL
Friday, December 4, 2020
– Morgan Wallen will be the musical guest on this weekend's edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live with host Jason Bateman.
This is the second chance for Wallen. He was slated to be the musical guest in October, but was forced to cancel that week because he attended a party at the University of Alabama during the COVID-19 crisis. At the time, SNL producer Lorne Michaels said Wallen would be invited back.
Wallen will perform two songs - neither was disclosed - for his sophomore double album, "Dangerous: The Double Album," out Jan. 8, 2021. Earlier this week, Wallen became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart to debut two titles inside the chart's Top 10 with new releases "Somebody's Problem" and "Still Goin Down."
The Tennessee native won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year and Best New Country Artist at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and was Billboard's number one song of 2019 on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts (multi-week number one "Whiskey Glasses").
"Dangerous: The Double Album" includes "This Bar" and chart topping single "More Than My Hometown."
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