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Maren Morris expected to skip CMA Awards because of Jason and Brittany Aldean

Maren Morris performs on NBC’s Today show at Rockefeller Plaza on Thursday, July 28, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Maren Morris expected to skip CMA Awards because of Jason and Brittany Aldean

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Country music star Maren Morris is nominated for album of the year at the CMA Awards but says she may skip the ceremony.

Morris, who has been battling with fellow country star Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, now says she “doesn’t feel comfortable” attending.

“So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go,” Morris said. “But as of right now, I don’t feel comfortable going.”

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The social media war began when Mrs. Aldean, who co-owns a conservative clothing line, posted a video on Instagram saying she’s proud to be a biological woman.

“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase,” Aldean wrote. “I love this girly life.”

That video prompted a response from country/pop singer Cassadee Pope, to which Morris responded.

“You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice,” Pope tweeted in August.

“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie,” Morris tweeted, taking a swipe at Aldean.

Jason Aldean then jumped in to defend his wife in another Instagram post, commenting, “MY Barbie!!”

Morris was recently asked about her tweet by the Los Angeles Times. “Look, I’m not a victim in this and neither is she. But I don’t have feelings of kindness when it comes to humans being made fun of for questioning their identity, especially kids. 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.”

She added, with respect to award shows, that she is “not good at those events because I’m awkward. But this time, I kind of feel peaceful at the notion of not going.”

The CMAs are scheduled to take place on Nov. 9 in Nashville.

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