After years of being known as one of the more progressive voices in country music, Maren Morris recently revealed that she would be leaving the genre. She blamed her departure, in part, on the 'Trump years.'
Morris has not been shy about speaking out when she finds the takes and views of other country artists to be offensive. She has notably feuded with singer Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany. The singer was also referred to by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a lunatic country person.
Morris discussed her decision to leave country in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times. She told the paper, "After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display. It just revealed who people really were and that they were proud to be misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic."
The singer also explained what bothered her about the reaction to Aldean's song, Try That In A Small Town:
"People are streaming these songs out of spite. It’s not out of true joy or love of the music. It’s to own the libs. And that’s so not what music is intended for. Music is supposed to be the voice of the oppressed — the actual oppressed. And now it’s being used as this really toxic weapon in culture wars."
Morris is not alone in her push against artists like Aldean. The Trump-loving singer was also ripped by figures like Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow and Margo Price.