After a September interview with the 洛杉矶时报 in which the country star expressed her discomfort with the annual award show, fans had wondered if Morris, 32, would show at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night. Her most recent album, Humble Quest, is nominated for album of the year.
She and husband Ryan Hurd arrived just in time for the album of the year category. After Luke Combs took home the prize, Morris gave her fellow country star a standing ovation, then departed the venue.
Morris later gave fans a peek at her outfit in a cheeky video shared to Twitter that featured her strutting down a hallway with a bottle of Dom Pérignon in her hands to the tune of 泰勒斯威夫特的 “Karma.”
“BYOB, CMA,” 她为帖子加上了标题, 添加一个 “cheers” 表情符号.
During her chat with the 时代, [object Window], 32, said she had mixed feelings about attending the CMAs, and said she often feels “awkward” at such events.
“诚实地, I haven’t decided if I’m gonna go,” 她当时说. “I’m very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel [在] home there right now. So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go. But as of right now, I don’t feel comfortable going.”
她继续: “I think I was more sad going last year. Some nights are fun. Others I’m just crawling out of my skin. I’m not good at those events because I’m awkward. But this time I kind of feel peaceful at the notion of not going.”
The CMAs discussion came just weeks after the “在这个小镇周围转圈” 歌手 publicly criticized Brittany Kerr Aldean — the wife of fellow country star 杰森·奥尔丁 — for making a transphobic comment in an Instagram video amid ongoing debate and efforts to restrict access to gender-affirming care.
“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life,” Brittany captioned a makeup reveal video in September.
Morris responded on Twitter: “It’s so easy to, 像, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
The exchange sparked additional back-and-forths between Morris, 布列塔尼, and other stars like Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, 和更多, and when Brittany appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to discuss the situation, Carlson labeled Morris a “Lunatic Country Music Person.”
[object Window], 反过来, stuck the phrase on T-shirts and sold them to fans, ultimately raising more than $150,000 for the Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.
这 2022 CMAs hosted by 卢克·布莱恩 are airing live Wednesday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.