The argument continues. Jason Aldean mentioned Maren Morris at a Nashville concert, drawing boos from the crowd amid the Grammy winner’s feud with Brittany Aldean.
The Georgia native, 45, said he wanted to mention a special guest during his show on Friday, Oct. 14 at Bridgestone Arena.
“I thought, man, who can I call? I have some friends in town,” he told the crowd, according to the released videos through social networks. “I could call Luke Bryan. I could call Kane Brown. See if Kenny Chesneyis here, not on the beach.”
The crowd cheered after each name was mentioned, but the reaction was different when he said, “Maren Morris”.
The crowd booed loudly as Aldean made a confused face as if he didn’t know why concertgoers would react negatively.
The country crooner finally revealed his special guest – Morgan Wallen. They played Wallen’s hit “Whiskey Glasses” as well as Aldean’s “You Make it Easy”.
The guest singer also had a falling out with Morris, 32, who publicly lashed out at him after he was caught drunkenly using a racial slur in February 2021. Last month, the “My Church” singer said she wasn’t sure how feels when Wallen made a comeback, but the Texas native gave him credit for at least apologizing.
“I don’t know how I feel about it, honestly. I never hated the guy,” Morris said Los Angeles Times in September. “He made a mistake, and I will say that after this Aldean drama, Morgan at least tried to apologize, even if it wasn’t perfect. I have to give it to him because he didn’t have to.”
The “Bones” singer and Brittany’s beef started in August. “I would really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through the boy phase. I love this girl life,” the beauty blogger wrote via Instagram in August 2022, along with a makeup tutorial she shared with fans at the time.
Jason — who married Brittany in 2015 — replied: “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t either, because you and I wouldn’t have made it 😂.”
However, many critics criticized the comments as transphobic, including Morris and Cassadee Pope. “You’d think celebrities with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” the Voice alum wrote via Twitter, referencing both Brittany’s post and her line of hair extensions. “But instead, here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘cat phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Really nice.”
In response to Pope, Morris wrote that it was “so easy, like, not being a scumbag,” before adding that Brittany should just “sell your clips and shut them up, Insurrection Barbie,” referring to January’s rebellion 2021 at the Capitol after the presidential election.
Morris and Brittany have traded plenty of blows since then, and the YouTuber even appeared on Fox News. Tucker Carlson tonight at the beginning of September. Brittany said she was “surprised” by the level of reaction she received. “I think I’m standing up for the children,” she claimed.
During the interview, a cyron with the caption “Lunatic Country Music Person” appeared under a photo of Morris. The diss inspired Morris to create a t-shirt and donate money to GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program and Trans Lifeline. She raised more than $150,000. For Halloween, she designed a new shirt that says, “You have a seat at this table.”
A few weeks after Brittany’s interview, Morris told GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos that she was moved by “the empathy bone you get when you’re a parent.” He shares a son Hayes (2) with his wife. Ryan Hurdwith whom he has been married since 2018.
Morris explained: “I think you’re even more susceptible to misinformation and bullying. … Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who believe things that are just not true about trans youth and gender-affirming care and what that actually entails.”