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Maren Morris Reminds Fans That Country Music Is For Everyone

Maren Morris doesn’t believe in gatekeeping in country music. It’s for everyone to enjoy!

The singer shared her thoughts on Instagram after being stunned by an unexpected question in Mexico, reports Whiskey Riff. She was being interviewed while on tour with Niall Horan. “People in Mexico think country music is primarily for white people. How do you want to change that?”

“Country music is about your story, your heartache, your rise, your hometown,” she responded.

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She added in her Instagram post: “It’s not specific but it’s so specific. That’s why it’s beautiful. I want to demonstrate and celebrate that. So here it is. A song being sung to a bilingual and trilingual crowd and them just feeling it. Genre, country, language, skin color, background… music is the only language we shouldn’t be confused over.”

See the moving video below.

EMOTIONAL POST: Here’s us playing I Could Use a Love Song for the crowd in Mexico City last night. My first number 1 song being accepted by a crowd who’s never seen me or probably even heard me before. May not even get every single world, but they feel it. The day before this, an interviewer told me “People in Mexico think country music is primarily for white people. How do you want to change that?” I was kind of stunned because I’ve never had that question posed, but I took a second to really ponder and consider it from her point of view; someone who didn’t grow up in America and understand the beauty of why we relate to country music. I said “Country music is about your story, your heartache, your rise, your hometown.” It’s not specific but it’s so specific. That’s why it’s beautiful. I want to demonstrate and celebrate that. So here it is. A song being sung to a bilingual and trilingual crowd and them just feeling it. Genre, country, language, skin color, background… music is the only language we shouldn’t be confused over. Thank you to @niallhoran for giving me this gift of playing to these gorgeous Latin American audiences and the gift of this realization. 🙌🏼

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