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Morgan Wallen to perform at CMT Music Awards after getting booted from 'SNL'

Morgan Wallen is on to the next.

After getting booted from his "Saturday Night Live" debut last weekend for violating COVID-19 protocols, the 27-year-old country singer is now set to perform at the CMT Music Awards.

According to CMT's announcement on social media late Tuesday, Wallen will perform at the award show along with Shania Twain, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt Luke Combs, Brooks & Dunn and Gabby Barrett. 

Wallen revealed last week that he would no longer be featured as Saturday's musical guest on the NBC show after facing criticism for partying with fans last weekend – without a face covering – in multiple videos posted to social media platform TikTok. 

"I’m in New York City in a hotel room. I was getting ready for 'SNL' (on) Saturday and I got a call from the show letting me know that I will no longer be able to play," he revealed during an Instagram video Wednesday. "That’s because of COVID protocols. Which I understand."

Although he is "not positive for COVID," Wallen said he "respects the show’s decision" because understands that he put those involved "in jeopardy."

"SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels addressed the switch on "The Today Show" Friday. 

"He probably isn't the first country singer ever, the first person from rock 'n' roll who partied after a big game, in that case, a football game, or a concert," Michaels said. "But we're just living in a different time, and everything is scrutinized."

After Wallen was disinvited from the "SNL," NBC announced Jack White would join host Bill Burr as musical guest instead. The rocker made his third solo appearance as musical guest and fourth overall.

Michaels also praised White as a good replacement. "He's always good on the show."

The CMT Awards are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET.

Contributing: Matthew Leimkuehler, Dave Paulson, Cydney Henderson, Kelly Lawler

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