Singer Maren Morris has shared that she might not attend the 2022 CMA Awards…
And it all comes down to her feud with Brittany Aldean.
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Now, Maren Morris is a country icon…
The thirty-two-year-old has certainly made a successful career for herself.
She fell in love with music at a young age…
And when she was twelve, her father bought her a guitar which is where her songwriting career began.
She started publicly performing in her preteen years and toured throughout Texas.
In her late teens, she went on to release All That It Takes, Live Wire, and Hero over the next few years – all of which were very successful.
Due to her success, she went on to sign a publishing contract and later a recording contract following her 2015 EP.
And Maren released her major-label studio album in 2016, the week she started a tour with Keith Urban. The album debuted and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.
Morris’s third studio album Hero (2016) was released on Columbia Nashville and mixed classic country with an R&B twist.
Hero earned Maren 4 Grammy Award nominations at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The album was nominated for Best Country Album, My Church won Best Country Solo Performance, and was nominated for Best Country Song.
It was only up from there…
She went on to be honored at Billboard Women in Music 2016 with the Breakthrough Star Award and received the Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017.
It’s clear to see she’s made a name for herself in the music industry…
And her most recent album Humble Quest has been nominated for Album of the Year at the CMA awards this year.
However, Maren’s attendance is still up in the air.
And it all boils down to an online feud with Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on September 20, Maren said: “I don’t know if I feel [at] home there right now.”
Adding: “So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go. But as of right now, I don’t feel comfortable going.”
Her comments come after a recent online tiff with Brittany on social media over transphobic comments she shared on Instagram.
It all started when Brittany posted an Instagram video, with the caption: “I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase.”
Understandably, this didn’t sit right with a lot of people online.
And Maren was one of them.
Shortly after her post, the singer referenced Brittany in a tweet…
Writing: “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
She discussed her tweet in her interview with the Los Angeles Times, saying: “I hate feeling like I need to be the hall monitor of treating people like human beings in country music.”
Adding: “But there’s a very insidious culture of people feeling very comfortable being transphobic and homophobic and racist, and that they can wrap it in a joke and no one will ever call them out for it.”
She also addressed the name “Insurrection Barbie,” explaining that “There’s a lot worse things I could’ve called her.”
“Look, I’m not a victim in this and neither is she,” Maren said. “But I don’t have feelings of kindness when it comes to humans being made fun of for questioning their identity, especially kids.”
Not long after the backlash from her Instagram post, Brittany shared on the platform that her words “have been taken out of context.”
Brittany added that she “isn’t getting twisted about the twisting of my words.”
What do you make of the feud?