Ashley McBryde and Noah Reid Mock Morgan Wallen’s Chair Toss Moment at 2024 ACM Awards

Noah Reid and Ashley McBryde are keeping things light at the Academy of Country Music Awards, even poking fun at the nominees, in particular Morgan Wallen.

During the ACM Awards 2024 on Thursday, the Schitt’s Creek The star, 36, and the “Girl Goin Nowhere” singer, 40, took the stage in a hilarious moment where they made jokes about some of the country’s biggest artists, including Wallen, who was arrested in April after He allegedly threw a chair from the roof of a bar six floors up.

In a musical parody of some of the hottest country songs of the year, the singers jovially mocked Wallen by playing his own song, “Last Night,” in which he sings harmoniously about losing some of his memories after a night of drink. . Jokingly, Reid and McBryde leveraged the source material with some minor adjustments to gently poke fun at Wallen.

“Last night, after some alcohol, a chair over there really started to piss me off,” Reid sang as McBryde accompanied him on a ukulele. “He told me I threw it at someone I never met and my publicist keeps telling me this isn’t over yet.”

The duo paused briefly to allow the audience’s thunderous applause and whistles to die down before McBryde stepped in, stepped up to the microphone and told his co-host, “You should smile in your mugshot.”

While it was all a direct reference to Wallen’s arrest in April, McBryde’s latest jab specifically mentions Wallen’s smiling photo from prison, which spread across social media like wildfire.

Morgan Wallen in his mugshot after the April 7 incident in NashvilleNashville Metropolitan Police Department

In April, The hill reported that a chair, allegedly thrown by the 31-year-old “Cowgirls” singer, was thrown from above Nashville’s Chiefs Bar and landed just three feet from officers on the street.

Bar staff members allegedly told officers that Wallen was the one who threw the chair, which was allegedly corroborated by video of the incident. The outlet claims Wallen was booked into Metro Jail early Monday morning and released shortly after.

Wallen remained silent for several weeks before finally speaking in mid-April through a statement on X (formerly Twitter) where he took responsibility for the incident and apologized to his fans and those involved.

“I didn’t feel right speaking publicly until I made peace with some people,” the country star tweeted in mid-April. “I have reached out to the authorities in Nashville, my family and the good people at Chief’s. I am not proud of my behavior and I accept responsibility.”

In a follow-up tweet at the time, he added: “I have the utmost respect for the officers who work every day to keep us all safe. Regarding my tour, there will be no changes. -MW.”

Morgan Wallen performs on stageAstrida Valigorsky/WireImage

In 2023, Wallen opened up to ET about the public’s perception of him when he released his third studio album, One thing at a timeand shared that he continues to look to music when facing criticism.

“Music has always spoken to me in a different way than anything else. I’m not always good at talking or giving speeches, (but) music has always spoken to me in the strongest way possible. It’s no different with this.” he said about the album.

“It’s always a work in progress,” Wallen added. “I’m doing the best I can, I really care what people think of me. I want to be seen as a good man. I try to be, but I just want it to be known, I’m just doing the best I can.”

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