‘It’s Gross’: Morgan Wallen Updates Fans About Latest Move From ‘Greedy’ Old Management

"Unfortunately, I signed both deals without any legal representation."

Country music artist Morgan Wallen took to social media on Friday to tell fans that his former management, allegedly against his consent, is releasing songs Wallen recorded back in 2014, when he was first trying his hand at the music business and signed deals without legal representation.

One of Wallen’s top concerns seemed to be that fans would think the release of these old songs, which he said were mostly “terrible,” could be confused by fans for new music from the singer.

“Trust me, when new music is ready, you’ll hear it directly from me,” he said.

“Back in 2014, I went to Florida to try my hand at making original music & songwriting for the first time,” Wallen explained in a post on Instagram, where the singer has nearly 7 million followers. “This led to a recording deal with a local investor & an artist management deal that I deeply regret. Unfortunately, I signed both deals without any legal representation.”

“We made 13 songs,” the “Last Night” singer explained. “Some were ok, most were terrible as I was just learning how to write in general & figuring it all out. I was not the only collaborator, so many of these songs were not my idea nor to my standards. We deemed 5 worthy-enough to make the Stand Alone EP which includes a fan-favorite, ‘Spin You Around.'”

Wallen said he “parted ways” with these people nearly a decade ago, but now they are going to release a “10th Anniversary edition ‘Stand Alone’ against my wishes & include 8 unreleased songs, distributing it with the assistance of my former managers.”

“For months I’ve been exploring every avenue possible to acquire the rights to this old music & keep the quality of my catalog consistent with songs I choose to release & believe in,” he said. “It’s gross, greedy & an example of how the dark side of the music business can suck the soul out of artists.”

“I don’t want to see this happen to anyone else,” Wallen emphasized. “I cringe when I listen to these songs & I’m concerned my fans may mistakenly believe this is a new release by me.”

“I am donating $100k from the Morgan Wallen Foundation to the Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals For The Arts (VLPA) program,” the 30-year-old added. “I hope young aspiring musicians read this story & know they should never have to give up their creative freedoms for an opportunity in this business.”

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