Maren Morris Shows Beyoncè Support After Calling Out Country Genre

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Maren Morris is taking sides when it comes to Beyoncè revealing she did not feel welcomed into the country music community.

Beyoncè announced that her latest album, Cowboy Carter, will be released on March 29. She dropped the first two singles, “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” in February after the Super Bowl.

“Texas Hold ‘Em” hit number one, making her the very first black woman to top the Billboard Hot Country Chart.

The single was inspired by the singer’s hometown of Houston, Texas and has been streamed on Spotify 182,332,022 times as of press time.

On Tuesday (March 19), she celebrated the start of the ten-day countdown to the album’s release by thanking everyone for helping make history with taking “Texas Hold ‘Em” to the number one spot.

“I feel honored to be the first Black woman with the number one single on the Hot Country Songs chart,” she wrote on social media. “That would not have happened without the outpouring of support from each and every one of you. My hope is that years from now, the mention of an artist’s race, as it relates to releasing genres of music, will be irrelevant.”

The Grammy Award-winning singer also revealed that she began working on this album when she felt she wasn’t welcomed into the country music world years ago when she performed at the CMA Awards with The Chicks (then the Dixie Chicks).

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“[The album] was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and it was very clear that I wasn’t,” she wrote. “But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive. It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history.”

See her full post below.


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Her post garnered thousands of comments from fans, celebrities, and colleagues. The Academy of Country Music wrote, “YEEHAW.”

One comment that stood out was from Maren Morris. She wrote, “Drag them, Queen,” alongside the hands up emoji. The “them” Morris is referring to is the country genre and fans who didn’t welcome Beyoncè with open arms.

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Morris, who has won Female Vocalist of the Year at the CMA and ACMs, has recently distanced herself from country music and “a lot of the drama within the community.”

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Take a listen to Beyoncè’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” while we wait for her country music album debut, which is likely set to make history.