Jason Isbell says he will be donating all the money that he made from Morgan Wallen’s rendition of “Cover Me Up,” which appears on Wallen’s chart-topping album, Dangerous: The Double Album, to The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
“So… A portion of this money goes to me, since I wrote ‘Cover Me Up,’” Isbell shared on Twitter. “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.”
“Thanks for helping out a good cause, folks,” Isbell added.
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
Isbell’s choice to donate “everything” he made from the album sales comes just a week after the NAACP organization offered to have a conversation and educate him on why the N-word is so hurtful.
“Even when you look at the other words that were spoken, that one has a certain venom to it that the words just don’t have,” Guinn told WSMV. “Because he was such a prominent celebrity and an artist here in Nashville – I mean he’s living here – we would love for him to have that conversation with us. I mean we invite him to come and have that conversation with us – the NAACP – as to why that word is so hurtful.”
The “More Than My Hometown” singer has yet to respond to the NAACP’s invitation or release any additional statements following his apology.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen said in a statement to TMZ. “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.”
Wallen’s album has broken records and continues to sit atop the charts for the fourth consecutive week.