Woke Maren Morris Blames Trump for Her Quitting Country Music, John Rich Gives Her a Fitting Send-Off

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Country music has changed a lot over the years, with some suggesting that the heavy emphasis on crossover appeal and the growing stench of wokeness have both become too pervasive for a genre long known for its emphasis on patriotism, not being politically correct, and leaning on traditional gender roles in songs about love, family, and heartache.

While I’ll leave the debate on crossover appeal to country music aficionados (I think there are pros and cons to it), one thing I will weigh on is anything related to Woke, Inc., which brings me to the current topic, which is singer Maren Morris, who in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times confirmed that she is quitting country music.

Who does she blame? Former President Donald Trump and country music fans, most of whom she describes in essence as bigoted, misogynistic, and racist:

It’s not that Morris, 33, has tired of twanging guitars or neatly cornered rhymes, both of which define the tunes that came out Friday, a decade after she moved to Nashville from her native Texas, first to write songs for established country acts such as Tim McGraw and later to sign a major-label record deal of her own. Rather, she says she’s leaving because of what she views as the country music industry’s unwillingness to honestly reckon with its history of racism and misogyny and to open its gates to more women and queer people and people of color.

What changed?
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. All these things were being celebrated, and it was weirdly dovetailing with this hyper-masculine branch of country music. I call it butt rock.

Morris also complained that there were people who allegedly bought Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town” song and made it a huge hit not because they genuinely loved country music but to “own the libs,” which fauxfended her a great deal – a feeling that no doubt had a little something to do with the fact that she and Aldean (and Aldean’s wife, Brittany), have had very public wars of words in the past over trans issues:

“Try That in a Small Town” clearly resonated with many listeners.
But I think it’s a last bastion. 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.

While Ms. Morris, who has won several music awards during her time in the industry, is indeed walking away from country music, she’s not walking away from music altogether. She’s currently working “with prolific pop producer Jack Antonoff,” which means she’s headed over to a genre that has proved to be far more welcoming to woke: pop music.

Country music star John Rich, who in the past has spoken out strongly both in words and music over wokeness, and what he calls the left-wing transformation of the country music industry, had a fitting send-off for Morris on Twitter:

Don’t go away mad, Maren Morris. Just go away.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Exactly, woke Karen’s leaving country music, if you can call the BS the clear channel radio’s pushing. I, wholeheartedly Agree with John Rich, Karen Maren don’t let the door hit you in your ass on the way out. Good riddance! All IS being REVEALED. The Whole Global Cabal, demoncRATs and RINOS, ALL SATAN’S DEMON SPAWN MINIONS DESERVE DIRT NAPS. NCSWIC, WWG1WGA, and P.A.N.I.C. LGB,FJB! President Trump’s still my President. I’m not a BOT nor a Spammer. I’m a American Veteran, Trucker and GreatGrandpa. Yahweh save our poor souls Amen.

  2. I never listened to her before she went to such lengths to draw attention to herself and I am sure not going to listen to her yowelling and oinking going forward. The Great State of Texas should disown and disavow he’d Woke Karen ass!

  3. Pppppplease take ALL OF YOUR same ideological friends with you, you’re no longer welcome here. The people you’re condemning are the U.S.of A. constitutional believers and America first we’re not your anything goes anti U.S.A.. If you are so against the U.S.A. Take your views elsewhere. You’re not welcomed here anymore,
    “Hit the road Jack and don’t cha come back no more,no more”. Let someone else breathe the air that you and your likes are taking up. Y’all will not be missed.

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