It's a sign that many interpreted as the Grand Ole Opry giving the troubled star its blessing.
Some seemingly innocuous terms in the English language have racist or otherwise problematic histories.
The conservative pundit raises hackles on Twitter after he asked, "What was wrong with Negro? What was wrong with colored? ... There's no problem with any of them."
Former assistant football coach John Hoskins told reporters, "Just to set the record, I'm not racist. I don't mean it in a negative way."
Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford), who is white, reportedly said "everyone has used" the slur.
Jeremy Kappell apologized for what some TV viewers heard, saying he "spoke too fast ... to the point that I jumbled a couple of words.”
"I have no right to even imagine the hurt that is caused by hearing that word in any context, especially from a white man," the actor said.
Donald Trump has been using the slur to insult Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for over two years, and Don Jr. can't get enough.
The former White House aide claimed on "The View" that she'd heard the long-rumored tape.
A Hooters executive said the customers who signed the receipt are now banned from the restaurant.
State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott called state Rep. Stephanie Chang "ching-chong."
More than one-quarter of white Americans say they've personally used the word in the past five years.
The CNN host slammed the White House press secretary for her response about the president's alleged use of a racial slur.
"I don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have," the president says about her claims that an audio recording captured him using a racial slur.
The former White House aide and “Apprentice” contestant claims Trump could be heard using the “n-word” on the alleged audio recording, sources close to her confirm she told them in December.
The former White House aide's forthcoming book "Unhinged" reportedly says the racial slurs were caught on tape.
Puget Sound Energy said it is taking steps to eliminate the chance any offensive words are randomly generated in the future.
Some female employees detailed a fraternity-like atmosphere and inappropriate remarks.
John Schnatter, who resigned under fire after using a racial slur on a conference call, says his words were taken out of context.
John Schnatter admitted that he used the slur in a conference call in May.