TN: Nashville Council rejects sign for Morgan Wallen’s new bar, citing his “harmful actions”

Source: The Tennessean

“Morgan Wallen’s bar on Broadway is set to open this Memorial Day weekend, but a sign bearing his name won’t be joining the fabled throng of neon lights over Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway. Nashville’s council soundly rejected plans for a 20-foot sign advertising ‘Morgan Wallen’s This Bar’ Tuesday, citing the country music star’s past use of a racial slur and pending felony and misdemeanor charges over a chair thrown off another Broadway bar’s six-story rooftop in April. ‘I don’t want to see a billboard up with the name of a person who’s throwing chairs off of balconies and who is saying racial slurs,’ At-large Council member Delishia Porterfield said Tuesday. Nashville’s council rejected a proposed sign for country star Morgan Wallen’s new Broadway bar on May 21, 2024, citing Wallen’s previous conduct on Broadway and a 2021 recording of Wallen using a racial slur.
The council voted 30-3 to deny the aerial encroachment to allow the construction and installation of the sign.” (05/22/24)