Country singer Maren Morris still hasn’t decided if she will be going to this year’s CMA Awards amid her bitter feud with singer Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany.
“The Bones” hitmaker, 32, earned one nomination but admits she doesn’t “feel comfortable” attending the annual award show in person.
“I’m very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel [at] home there right now,” she told the LA Times. “So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go.”
Morris’ hit record “Humble Quest” is up for “Album of the Year” while Aldean is vying for “Musical Event of the Year” for his Carrie Underwood duet “If I Didn’t Love You.”
“I don’t feel comfortable going,” Morris told the outlet. “Some nights are fun. Others I’m just crawling out of my skin. 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.”
It all kicked off in August when the wife of the “You Make It Easy” singer thanked her parents for “not changing” her gender during her “tomboy phase” in an Instagram clip.
“Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out,” her husband responded within her comment section.
Morris slammed Brittany over the post, tweeting, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
Brittany later responded to Morris with, “Karen Morris. Thanks for calling me Barbie.” Jason Aldean and his PR firm The Green Room, parted ways after 17 years following Brittany’s post.
In her LA Times interview, Morris was asked if she regretted saying anything to Brittany or if she asked her team for help on responses.
“No, I just shot it off. I hate feeling like I need to be the hall monitor of treating people like human beings in country music. It’s exhausting,” Morris said. “But there’s a very insidious culture of people feeling very comfortable being transphobic and homophobic and racist, and that they can wrap it in a joke and no one will ever call them out for it. It just becomes normal for people to behave like that.”
“I don’t have feelings of kindness when it comes to humans being made fun of for questioning their identity, especially kids,” she added. “The whole ‘When they go low, we go high’ thing doesn’t work with these people. Any resistance movement is not done with kind words. And there’s a lot worse things I could’ve called her.”
The 2022 CMA Awards will take place on November 9.
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