Maren Morris Publicly Endorses Joe Biden for President
“…just like I believe that country music is for everyone, so is this country,” she says.
Maren Morris; Photo via Twitter
Maren Morris has never been one to shy away from sharing her political views and now, just days before the 2020 election, the superstar is publicly endorsing Joe Biden for President.
Morris was one of many artists, including Jon Bon Jovi, Cher and P!nk, who took part in Sunday’s I Will Vote Concert in support of the Democratic presidential candidate and his running mate, Kamala Harris. Morris didn’t perform during the virtual event, however, she made an appearance to show her support for the Biden campaign.
“Coming from a Southern family with a conservative background, throughout my childhood I was always taught to treat people with respect and dignity, no matter their race, their religion, their sexual orientation and, yes, even their political party. But like a lot of us, I’ve been in perpetual shock watching what’s happened to our country these last few years,” the newly crowned ACM Female Artist of the Year began.
“We’ve been divided and pitted against one another,” the singer/songwriter continued. “We’ve seen the forces of hatred not just reserved for the awkward Thanksgiving dinner conversation with a crazy relative once a year, but out in the open, encouraged and supported by the president of the United States.”
Morris, who welcomed her first child, Hayes Andrew, in March, went on to explain how her views have changed dramatically since becoming a mother.
“As a new mom, I recognized quickly so many things in me that had changed,” she explained. “It wasn’t about just me anymore; it was about him, and all of our children’s futures in this country. What will they make of this moment 20 years from now?”
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— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) October 26, 2020
Morris then shared details about her new song, “Better Than We Found It, and how the current times inspired it. The tune, which she previously called a “protest song,” centers around the state of America in 2020 and the accompanying music video addresses the issues of immigration and police brutality.
“Now, I live in the world of country music, which has always been about telling the truth,” she said. “And just like I believe that country music is for everyone, so is this country.”
After sharing more about the song, Morris revealed that she voted for Biden and Harris as well as “Democrats down the ticket.”
She closed her video message with a direct reference to President Trump.
“It’s time we tell someone that he’s fired,” referencing Trump’s infamous phrase from The Apprentice, “and let’s elect a president and vice-president who believe in the best of what America can be, and who will work every day to ensure that we, once again, stand united — because divided we fall.”
Click above to watch Maren Morris’ video message.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.