“I’m very honored that my record is nominated,” Morris stated of her CMA nomination. “But I don’t know if I feel [at] home there right now. So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go. But as of right now, I don’t feel comfortable going.”
Morris described feeling a necessity to face towards bigotry within the nation music neighborhood.
“I hate feeling like I need to be the hall monitor of treating people like human beings in country music,” Morris advised the publication. “It’s exhausting. 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.”
Morris has lately come below hearth by some conservatives for talking out towards transphobia, with Fox Information host Tucker Carlson calling her a “lunatic country music person.”
She additionally plans to proceed to talk her thoughts.
“I don’t think I lost any fans over this,” Morris stated. “I’ve been very clear from the get-go. It sucks when artists stay quiet, stay quiet, stay quiet, and then they finally reach their breaking point and have to say something because something is so unjust or disgusting. And then they lose half their crowd because they stayed quiet. I try to tell my husband this, because he’s still building [his own music career]: Let people know where you stand. The ones who don’t get it will fall away, but the ones that stick with you will know what they’re contributing to.”