Maren Morris has again spoken out about the lack of inclusivity in country music and apologized for the industry’s historic relationship with the LGBTQ+ community.
Speaking candidly on “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” the 32-year-old singer shared a moment with contestants about their business flaws.
“Coming from country music and my relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I’m sorry,” Mullen said. “And I love you all for making me feel like a brave voice in country music. So I’m so grateful to all of you for inspiring me.”
“I’m going to cry, I have to go,” she added.
The queens seemed touched by Morris’ apology, thanking her for being a staunch ally of the LGBTQ+ community and noting the depth of her progressive language as a country singer.
“We love allies!” RuPaul’s Drag Race captioned a clip of Morris on Instagram. “So many thanks to @marenmorris for stopping by #Untucked to support our Queen with this heartfelt message.”
This isn’t the first time Morris has recognized the need for inclusivity in the country music industry.
In a 2021 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, she talked about supporting fellow country star TJ Osbourne when he came out as gay earlier that year.
“I hope that he has the guts to do it makes gay people who love country music feel like they have a home there,” she said. I’m so proud of him.He was one of my first friends when I moved to Nashville eight years ago.He’s so talented and so kind.He confides in everything.” I’m just so proud of TJ because I’m more than just a part of that bravery.”
In that same interview, Morris was critical of the lack of opportunities for black men and women in the country music arena, adding that she acknowledged her role in bringing about change.
“I’m a white woman in country music. “There are so many black women and men who love country music and don’t feel like the door is even slightly open.”