Maren Morris skips the CMAs red carpet after Jason Aldean feud E! News UK
Maren Morris skipped the red carpet at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on Wednesday night following her feud with Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany.
The singer shared in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in September that she didn’t feel comfortable going to the awards show after her argument with Brittany on social media. Maren called the country star’s wife an “insurrectionary Barbie” and “human asshole” on Twitter after Brittany made comments considered transphobic.
However, the 32-year-old eventually attended the event, which took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Although she skipped the red carpet, where the Aldeans posed for photographers, Maren and husband Ryan Hurd were spotted in the audience.
According to People, the couple arrived in time for the Album of the Year award, the only category for which Maren was nominated. After being beaten by Luke Combs, Maren gave the musician a standing ovation before leaving the room.
She then posted a video on TikTok showing her strutting down a hallway in a sparkly black dress and holding a bottle of champagne. The video, which featured Taylor Swift’s song Karma, was accompanied by the caption, “BYOB (bring your own bottle), CMA.”
Luke had a big night at the CMAs. As well as winning album of the year for Growin’ Up, he also took home the night’s most coveted award – Entertainer of the Year.
Other big winners include Lainey Wilson, who took home Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year; Chris Stapleton, winner of Male Vocalist of the Year, and Cody Johnson, who won Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year for ‘Til You Can’t.
The ceremony opened with Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire performing a medley of tracks by the late Loretta Lynn, while Elle King and The Black Keys sang Great Balls of Fire in tribute to the late Jerry Lee Lewis.
Additionally, Katy Perry turned country for the night to perform Where We Started, her duet with Thomas Rhett, and Kelly Clarkson teamed up with Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce for their song You’re Drunk, Go Home.