Eric Church offered Morgan Wallen prayers and told him to keep “hanging in there” in a hopeful letter that he penned to the “More Than My Hometown” singer, following his use of a racial slur.
In a recent Billboard feature with Church, he admitted that while he still holds Wallen accountable for his upsetting actions, he also knows that Wallen is going to continue to work on himself and hopes that he gets the help he needs to move past the situation at hand.
“That was indefensible. I was heartbroken when it happened,” Church says. “I think Morgan’s trying to work on that and on himself. And I hope he does.”
Admittedly, Church is one of Wallen’s musical heroes and Church is also a big fan of Wallen’s.
“The way he wrote songs and the way that he said things really struck a chord with me. His realness, raw emotion and authenticity drew me in,” Wallen told Billboard.
Church, also a fan of Wallen’s, as prior to the Wallen controversy, Church shared, “He’s real damn good and he’s authentic, That’s the key. Morgan is not trying to be somebody else. He’s just doing him. It’s refreshing to see and hear.”
Wallen also had Church co-write a track on his chart-topping double album, Dangerous, called “Quittin’ Time.” A song that Wallen told Country Now is “truly one of my favorite accomplishments so far,” as he admires Church’s style, attitude and just the overall way he handles himself which he admits has always resonated with him.