It seems especially important that Maren Morris released her newest album, Girl, on International Women’s Day. It also seemed to further accelerate the crusade of young women in country music when Maren went on NBC’s “Today,” not to just perform, but to also speak about the hot button topic.
The award-winning singer-songwriter began by explaining what motivated her to be a voice for women in the industry.
“I just felt like I wasn’t seeing enough women in the landscape of the industry and I felt like I had something really special and unique to say and maybe others would be inspired by the message,” she said. “That’s when I put ‘My Church’ out and everything that’s happened since then has been life-changing.”
The hosts also pointedly asked her why there was such gender disparity in country music.
“I don’t know,” she said. “There’s not this right or wrong reason. The more that we stay silent, the more that we’re complicit and the fact that there’s a problem and nothing is happening about it. So, I try to use my platform and just call on my sisters and give them the opportunities I was given by others, so that’s all you can do is take action and not just keep talking about it.”
This wasn’t Maren’s first appearance on “Today,” she took the opportunity to update fans with a couple of songs from her new album. In addition to performing the title track of the album, “Girl,” she also sang “The Bones,” and the fan favorite “The Middle.”
Maren truly is taking action and giving her sisters opportunities with “GIRL: World Tour,” which includes Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn. The tour kicks off March 9, the day after the release of her new album, Girl, which debuted at No. 1.