After a September interview with the ロサンゼルスタイムズ 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, はアルバム・オブ・ザ・イヤーにノミネートされている.
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 テイラースウィフト'NS “Karma.”
“BYOB, CMA,” 彼女は投稿にキャプションを付けました, adding a “cheers” 絵文字.
During her chat with the タイムズ, モリス, 32, said she had mixed feelings about attending the CMAs, and said she often feels “awkward” at such events.
“本音をいうと, I haven’t decided if I’m gonna go,” 彼女はその時に言った. “I’m very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel [で] 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.”
彼女は続けた: “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 “Circles Around This Town” 歌手 publicly criticized Brittany Kerr Aldean — the wife of fellow country star ジェイソンアルディーン — 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, お気に入り, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
The exchange sparked additional back-and-forths between Morris, ブルターニュ, and other stars like Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, もっと, and when Brittany appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to discuss the situation, Carlson labeled Morris a “Lunatic Country Music Person.”
モリス, 順番に, 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.
NS 2022 CMAs hosted by ルーク・ブライアン are airing live Wednesday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.