CMAS 2022: With Brittany Aldean drama, Maren Morris attends the award ceremony
Maren Morris attended the 2022 CMA Awards despite having earlier admitted she might not feel at ease in the country given her continuing conflict with Brittany Aldean.
Morris, 32, decided not to attend the red carpet but showed up for the evening’s main event. Luke Combs won Album of the Year, but the “Middle” diva, who looked stunning in a sequined black gown, was seen cheering in the audience.
The “Highwoman” singer first said she might not go to the biggest night in country music in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in September.
“I’m very honored that my record is nominated. “But I don’t know if I feel [at] home there right now,” she explained. “So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go. “As of right now, though, I don’t feel comfortable going.”
Morris’ third album, Humble Quest, received an AOTY nomination, but the Texas native wasn’t sure if she would feel at home at the ceremony.
“Some nights are fun. “With others, I’m just crawling out of my skin,” she shared. “I’m not good at those events because I’m awkward.” “But this time I kind of feel peaceful at the notion of not going.”
Less than a month after criticizing Brittany, 33, who is married to country musician Jason Aldean, for making transphobic remarks, Morris began to express reservations about the CMAs.
The YouTuber posted a cosmetics instructional video and the message, “I’d really like to thank my parents for not altering my gender when I went through my tomboy era,” on Instagram in August. I enjoy living the girly life.
Later, Brittany reiterated her remarks, contending that parents shouldn’t permit their children to transition until they are of legal age. She once wrote in her Instagram Story, “Love is sheltering your child until they are mature enough as adults to make their own life decisions.”
The beauty blogger was then criticized by Morris via Twitter, adding, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins, Insurrection Barbie, and leave.
The following day, Morris returned to social media to reassure LGBTQ+ youth that they have support. She reacted to the North Carolina native’s most recent comment by saying, “I am so sick of looking at absolute horses—t on the internet and people getting away with it, much less rewarded for it.
Brittany made an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show. Tonight in September, I will address her past comments. Tucker Carlson, the show’s host, introduced Morris by calling her a “lunatic” and a “fake country music singer.”
In response, the “Bones” singer released a T-shirt with the slogan “lunatic country music person” embroidered on the front, indicating that all sales will benefit the non-profit Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.
Morris recovered the title last month when she gave her take on the Spirit Halloween costume craze, going beyond her new “label.”
The mockup of the costume concept, which contained a picture of Morris performing, was titled “Lunatic Country Music Person.” The fake match includes a tambourine, accepting fans, a pickleball paddle, ormi beef with transphobes,” according to Morris’ Instagram post. “SPOOKYSZN,” Morris wrote as the meme’s description, adding the caveat that her husband Ryan Hurd, who is 6 feet tall, is “not included.”
Hurd, 35, and Morris were married in 2018, and they have a son named Hayes who is 2 years old. After speaking out against Brittany in September, the Californian came to his wife’s defense, calling the “My Church” singer “proud” of her for standing up for the LGBTQ community.
“I’m getting a lot of people telling me our career is over, as if the last time she spoke up about something, it disappeared,” he wrote through Twitter at the time. “Honestly, we’re pretty OK over here. Tours are good; we’ve got a 2-year-old we love, we’re f—king fine, and I promise she isn’t going to shut up now.”