Maren Morris’ uncompromising stance against Tennessee’s new anti-drug legislation this week solidified her status as one of country music’s most vocal champions for the LGBTQ community.
The Grammy winner did not waste any time in expressing her thoughts on the divisive law after hitting the stage on Monday at Love Rising, a concert for LGBTQ organizations. Before being joined by drag artist Alexia Noelle Paris, Morris announced to the audience, “Yeah, I exposed my kid to certain drag queens today. Tennessee, you fucking better arrest me. Hayes Morris is the couple’s 3-year-old kid; Ryan Hurd, a fellow musician, is Morris’ husband.
Maren Morris Wants To Make The World A Better Place
Morris said, “I only wish to leave a world for him just a tiny bit better than what we are in right now. He is coming of age as an ordinary Nashvillian. And I believe that nights like this one contribute to that. Love Rising, which took place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, had Morris among its headliners. T.J. Osborne, one half of the Brothers Osborne, performed as the first openly homosexual musician to be hired to a major national label in 2021. Hozier, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires were also on the bill.
The Tennessee Pride Chamber, OUT Memphis, Inclusion Tennessee, Tennessee Equality Project, and other regional advocacy organizations profited from the proceeds.
Maren Morris has generated controversy as a result of speaking out in support of the LGBTQ community, which is not surprising. The Texas native got into a social media battle in 2022 after criticizing Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany Aldean for remarks she made about the families of transgender children. Tucker Carlson, the anchor of Fox News, referred to Morris as a “lunatic country music guy” after the argument.
Maren Morris ultimately emerged victorious by using the sale of T-shirts bearing Carlson’s slur to collect money for Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Initiative. According to reports, she raised almost $100,000 for the two organizations.