Maren Morris skips the 2022 red carpet after saying she’s not ‘comfortable’

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 10: Maren Morris attended the Country Music Association’s 55th Annual Concert at Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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She might be ready to grab one of the biggest prizes tonight, but Maren Morris She chose not to walk the red carpet at 2022 CMA Awards.

After a September interview with Los Angeles Times Where is the star of the country? She expressed her dissatisfaction with the annual awards show, fans wondered if Morris, 32, would make an appearance at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night. her latest album, humble questNominated for Album of the Year.

She and husband Ryan Heard arrived just in time for Album of the Year category. After Luke Combs received the award, Morris gave fellow country star a standing ovation, and then left the venue.

While talking to timesMorris, 32, She said she had mixed feelings about the audience CMAs, and said she often feels “embarrassed” at such events.

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“Honestly, I haven’t decided if I’m going,” she said at the time. “I am honored to have my record nominated. But I don’t know if I feel it [at] The house is there now. Lots of people I love will be in that room, and I’ll probably make a decision about playtime and go. But so far, I don’t feel comfortable going.”

She continued, “I think I’ve been more sad this past year. Some nights are fun. Others I just crawl out of my skin. I’m not good at those events because I’m embarrassed. But this time I’m kind of at peace about the idea of ​​not going.”

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The CMA discussion came just weeks after the “Circles Around This Town” singer Publicly criticized Brittany Kerr Aldean – The wife of her own star Jason Aldean – To make a hate comment in a video on Instagram amid ongoing discussion and efforts Restricting access to gender confirmation care.

“I really want to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this feminine life,” Brittany captioned her September makeup reveal video.

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Maren Morris during the second night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival

Maren Morris during the second night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Morris replied on Twitter: “Too easy to not be a dumb human being? Sell your videos and pull it off, Barbie Rebellion.”

This exchange sparked more final moments between Morris, Brittany and other stars such as Cassady Pope, Lindsey Ell and others, and when Brittany appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News to discuss the situation, Carlson called Morris a “crazy country music person.”

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Morris, in turn, Hold the phrase on the shirts He sold it to fans, eventually raising more than $150,000 for Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.

The 2022 CMAs hosted by Luke Bryan are broadcast live Wednesday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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