Morgan Wallen Crowned Country Artist Of The Year At iHeartRadio Awards: “It’s An Honor And A Privilege”

“I want to say thank you to my fans first and foremost for making this possible, you guys blow my mind every day,” Wallen said in his acceptance speech.

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Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on March 27, 2023

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Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of iHeartRadio/Instagram

Morgan Wallen is already a winner ahead of tonight’s 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards!

The country superstar took home the award for Country Artist Of The Year at this year’s award show. Unfortunately, Wallen is currently on his massive One Night At A Time World Tour in Australia, so he was unable to attend to accept in person. However, the “You Proof” singer was on hand virtually to deliver an acceptance speech.

“What’s going on iHeart. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there tonight. I’m in Australia on tour. This is our first time headlining over here. So we’ve had a great time and super proud of what we’ve got to accomplish. I actually spent about two hours today trying to dunk a basketball today over here. That’s not why I’m not there, but I did not accomplish that,” Wallen began in the clip.

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of iHeartRadio/Instagram
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy of iHeartRadio/Instagram

The East Tennessee native then graciously thanked his loyal fans for their endless support as well as all of those who continue to support him.

“I want to say thank you to my fans first and foremost for making this possible, you guys blow my mind every day. Thank you to iHeart for playing my music. Thank you to everyone who just stays and continues to be in my corner,” Wallen continued. “I just really appreciate it. Thank you for making me the iHeart Country Artist Of The Year, it’s an honor and a privilege and we’ll see you next time!”

Watch Morgan Wallen’s iHeartRadio Music Awards Acceptance Speech Below

On Monday, March 27, some of music’s biggest stars across all genres will gather at Dolby Theatre in California for the iHeartRadio Awards.

According to a press release, the tenth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will “celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2022, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2023.”

The two-hour broadcast will feature award presentations in multiple categories, including best lyrics, best music video, best fan army, the social star award, favorite tour photographer, TikTok bop of the year, favorite documentary, favorite tour style, favorite residency and favorite use of a sample. The concert event will also include a celebrated list of performances from some of the biggest artists in music.

Who Is Performing At The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards?

2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards feature performances from Lenny Kravitz, ICON Award Recipient P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Latto, Muni Long, Cody Johnson and more. Coldplay will also perform during the show, live from their Music of the Spheres World Tour stop in Brazil.

A star-studded lineup of presenters will make special appearances throughout the coveted awards show ceremony, including LL Cool J, Cher, Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin, Donald Faison, H.E.R., Joel McHale, Jordan Davis, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikki Glaser, Phoebe Bridgers, TLC, Vella Lovell, Zach Braff and more.

Taylor Swift, who is a 14-time iHeartRadio Music Award winner, will receive the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award. In addition to receiving the Innovator Award, Swift is also nominated for seven other awards, including Song Of The Year and Artist Of The Year.

P!NK will receive the 2023 ICON Award during the event. The award acknowledges P!NK’s success over the last three decades and honors the “Never Gonna Not Dance Again” singer for her “impact on pop culture, longevity and continued relevance as a touring and radio force with a loyal fan base worldwide,” per a press release.

Taylor Swift, John Shearer/Getty Images for TAS; P!NK And Kelly Clarkson; Photos Courtesy of ABC & NBC
Taylor Swift, John Shearer/Getty Images for TAS; P!NK And Kelly Clarkson; Photos Courtesy of ABC & NBC

Hosted by Lenny Kravitz, the tenth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will air LIVE from Los Angeles on Monday, March 27, on FOX at 8/7c.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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