If you missed the country music world drama last month, let me give you a little run:
Brittany Aldean, wife of Jason Aldean, posted a video of her wearing make-up on Instagram, saying:
“I really want to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through the tomboy phase. I love this feminine life”
Although the post has won praise from the likes of Raylene, Lara Trump, wife of Donald Trump’s son Eric, a number of other beauty influencers, and Jason himself, a handful of country music artists have gone. scorched earth across the post, calling it “transphobic.”
Cassady Pop tweeted:
“You would think that celebrities with beauty brands would see the pluses of including LGBTQ+ people in their messages.
But instead, here we go, we hear someone comparing their “tomboy stage” to someone who wants to move on. Really cute. “
Maren Morris replied:
“It’s easy, like, aren’t you a human con artist? Sell your videos and check them out, Barbie Rebellion.”
And long story short, Brittany and Jason ended up respond As for Barbie’s comments about “Barbie Rebellion,” Candice Owens shared, and Ryan Hurd engaged, it was quite the general argument.
Brittany launched a charity T-shirt, Maren launched a charity T-shirt, and Brittany continued Tucker Carlson Tucker called Marine a crazy fake country music guy… It was a totally big thing.
And now, Maren is speaking out.
In a new interview with Los Angeles Timespraised Marine in her feud with Brittany Aldean, Morgan Wallen, the Country Music Division, the Highwomen, Being a Mother and more.
When asked about the disdain for speaking out, Marin said she had support from people on both sides of the political aisle, even though for her it “makes sense” and that she was tired of defending the country music industry:
“I think it just makes sense at this point.
Friends who are not into country music ask me, “What the hell is going on right now in Nashville with these people?”
And I’m always like, “It’s less than you think.”
Sometimes I feel like I’m in this abusive relationship and I keep standing up for it: “It’s not all bad!” But sometimes you have to call it what it is.
I think there are people in country music who want it to be a niche. They don’tAnts have to expand. They don’t care about it getting any more comprehensive. It’s theirs, everyone else is another, wake up, or whatever.
This is sad to me, because I feel that at heart, country music is people’s true stories. And the belief that only one kind of person can live and celebrate is not the reason I chose to live there or make music within those walls.”
She went on to say that she may not be attending the CMA Awards this fall.
When asked about the possibility of seeing Aldean there, Marin said she didn’t feel “comfortable” to go, and that she didn’t enjoy it last year:
“Honestly, I haven’t decided whether to go. I am very honored to have my record nominated. But I don’t know if I feel at home there now.”
Lots of people I love will be in that room, and I’ll probably make a decision about playtime and go. But as of now, I don’t feel comfortable going.
I think I’ve been more sad this past year. Some nights are fun. Others I just crawl out of my skin.
I’m not good at those events because I’m embarrassed. But this time I feel kind of at peace with the idea of not going.”
I think we’ll find out in November if you decide to come.
Marine hasn’t been nominated for Female Singer of the Year for the first time in six years, however, her album humble quest Nominated for Album of the Year.
The #CMAawards The nominees for Album of the Year are…
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– CMA Country Music (CountryMusic) 7 September 2022
The musician shares the amazing story of his victory over Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris in the Battle of the Bands when he was 14
Meet Joel Adam Russell.
If you’re not familiar, Joel is a Texas-born musician, currently living in Nashville who sings and writes songs. With shades of country and rock, I think Joel probably falls into the Americana category (whatever he’s supposed to mean), but aside from stupid type talks, you should check it out…I’m digging his stuff.
Anyway, that’s not exactly why we’re here.
We’re here because Joel has a totally incredible story about the time he joined his rock band at the Battle of the Bands competition when he was 14 years old, growing up in the Dallas, Texas area.
As it turns out, Joel and his band “Minority,” which goes by the name of the song Green Day, sparked some competition in the Battle of the Bands competition for people under the age of 20, earning a spot at a music festival for a few thousand people. It was so epic…
But the real story here is about some competition in the Battle of the Bands competition.
None but two Grammy Award-winning artists (and their fellow Native Texans)… Casey Musgraves and Maren Morris.
That’s right, Minority defeated Marine and Casey back in the day to win the gang battle, but as Joel put it:
“We won the battle… and they won the war.”
Unbelievable… what a storyteller.
If you’ve been looking forward to hearing about Minority, circa 2006… here’s a music video they shot for a song called “Don’t Tell Me”.
Gotta love it… just a bunch of kids with a garage band chasing a dream.
These days, Joel looks a little different…a little more polished (and I imagine his pants fit a little better than they used to be).
However, here is his latest single “Dice For A Dollar”.