Maren Morris appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (March 19) and she talked about two hot button topics, politics and being rejected from both The Voice and American Idol prior to making it big in Nashville.
During a fan question call in one fan asked, “How crazy is it that you were rejected by both American Idol and The Voice, but both shows have contestants covering your songs?”
She responded, “Oh yeah, and that’s not even it. I was rejected from America’s Got Talent. There were a ton that I didn’t make it to, thank god. People cover my songs for their auditions on those shows, so it’s like, not only is it really nice to have my song on a national television show — but [also] get to collect the check and have some sweet revenge.”
Maren also touched on the subject of equality and talking politics in a genre that stays away from the subject saying, “It’s just really personal beliefs, I believe all walks of life, all shades of color, all like gay, straight… whatever you are that you deserve to be loved and to love. I think that these fans of country music like growing up in Alabama or Georgia, they aren’t hearing themselves in our genre right now and I want them to so I think that’s why on certain things I’m just really impassioned to talk about it because these are people’s real lives and I wanna write music for them.”