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Maren Morris: The (Deluxe) Interview

This week’s episode of Popcast (Deluxe), the weekly culture roundup show on YouTube hosted by Jon Caramanica and Joe Coscarelli, features an interview with the country star Maren Morris, discussing:

  • What it took to begin her career in country music

  • Arriving in Nashville at the peak of “bro country,” with few women on the charts

  • Receiving backlash from her earliest singles for not being faithful to the genre

  • Choosing to now step back from participating in country music institutions such as award shows and radio promotion

  • Speaking out against Nashville’s poor track record of providing opportunities for female and non-white performers, and also against peers like Morgan Wallen and Jason Aldean

  • How the rightward politicization of country music has changed the tenor of working in Nashville, and the breakthrough of Oliver Anthony

  • Her recent EP, “The Bridge,” and working on new music with Jack Antonoff

  • A Texas-themed snack of the week

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