Morgan Wallen pays tribute to Keith Whitley in New Song following alleged Nashville bar incident

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 23: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Morgan Wallen performs onstage during the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

Morgan Wallen is focusing on his music after a recent report about his alleged inappropriate behavior.

While fans wait for news on Wallen’s new studio album, he has released several sneak peeks since New Year’s Eve. The musician recently pumped up the crowd even more by releasing a new preview of his song about Keith Whitley.

To tease his followers, the 29-year-old “Thought You Should Know” singer shared a portion of his new song on Instagram.

He captioned the post:

“Sittin here waiting on the sun in a deer’s a new one.”

In the recording, he sings a tribute to the late singer Whitley.

He croons:

“I’m no stranger to the rainin’, I start pouring / I’ll take her like hell in the mornin’, Over feelin’ this way/The things I love got a way of gettin’ gone too soon / Kinda like good whiskey, Keith Whitley, and you.”

Wallen’s fans praised him immediately, saying they couldn’t wait to hear the full version.

Whitley, mentioned by Wallen in the song, was a well-known country singer who died on May 9, 1989, at the age of 33. Lane Palmer, his brother-in-law, discovered him dead in his home. According to reports, the late singer had coffee that morning and had plans for the day. He discovered him dead a few hours later.

Whitley’s blood alcohol level was.47 at the time of his death, prompting authorities to rule it an alcohol poisoning.

Prior to the release of his new song snippet, a news outlet published a now-deleted report about Wallen allegedly pouring a drink down a woman’s top while inside a Nashville bar.

According to unverified sources, the act was captured in a TikTok video. Wallen reportedly went to Nashville’s famed Broadway strip with friends on Friday night.

He allegedly displayed inappropriate behavior toward a female inside the bar during his visit.

However, this should be taken with a grain of salt because the post has since been removed and no other confirmed report about the alleged incident has been shared online.

Wallen was chastised in December after being included in the 2022 Spotify Wrapped campaign. Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti,” Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR,” Taylor Swift’s “Midnights,” and Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” are among Spotify’s top albums.

Fans reacted angrily to the news, recalling the singer’s 2021 video in which he used a racial slur.