According to an internal memo from MRC, the team that made the decision to invite Wallen back to the 2022 Billboard Music Awards decided to have Wallen (28 years old) return to the event. This was after they acknowledged his efforts to improve their understanding, Billboard claims. Billboard is a coparent company of MRC.

In addition to performing, Wallen is also nominated for Top Billboard 200 Artist Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album at this year’s award show.

Last year, Dick Clark Productions announced the country singer would not be joining the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, stating in a press release at the time, “As his recent conduct does not align with our core values, we will not be including him on the show in any capacity (performing, presenting, accepting). It’s encouraging and heartening to see Morgan taking the first steps on his anti-racist path and beginning to do meaningful work.