Maren Morris doubles down on her mission to make country music a more inclusive genre for LGBTQ artists and their fans.
The Texas-born singer-songwriter appeared as a guest judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ last week and apologized backstage to the show’s contestants for Nashville’s seeming reluctance to embrace the LGBTQ community. Did.
“Coming from country music and its relationship with its LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say sorry,” Morris said, as seen in a clip shared on “Drag Race”‘s official Instagram account. “I love you guys for making me feel like a brave voice in country music. So I’m so grateful to all of you for inspiring me.”
A visibly emotional musician added, “I’m going to cry.”
Last year, Morris became involved in a social media uproar after calling out country artist Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean, for comments directed at parents of transgender children. The headline-making exchange prompted Fox News host Tucker Carlson to brand Morris a “crazy country music guy.”
However, Carlson’s attempt to insult Carlson backfired spectacularly when Morris began selling T-shirts featuring the remarks as a fundraiser for Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program. reportedly Over $100,000 for two advocacy groups.
Country remains a broadly conservative genre compared to rock and pop, given the prevalence of “brother country,” loosely defined by Rolling Stone magazine as “an explosion of songs about trucks, beer, and women.” It is not surprising that it is regarded as
Still, there are signs of gradual change these days. In 2021, TJ Osbourne of country duo The Brothers Osbourne became the first Open His Gay His artist to major his label’s EMI Records He’s signed to Nashville. Last year, The Brothers Osbourne won his first ever Grammy for the song “Younger Me,” which was inspired by TJ’s coming-out experience.