GLAAD Media Award Honoree Maren Morris has long been an outspoken ally to LGBTQ people. But it’s more than just her words that prove her love for the community, as her actions speak just as loud.
Last week, Morris announced a one night only show in Chicago to celebrate the launch of her new EP The Bridge. The now sold out show donated $5 to GLAAD for every ticket sold. She is now announcing some extra special guests who will be joining her at the show.
Queer artists Adam Mac and Shea Couleé are joining Morris to make this night even more special!
Adam Mac has been bringing queer joy to the country world for years now. His 2023 album Disco Cowboy is bringing some much needed LGBTQ representation to the genre that has lacked for so long. A huge part of Maren Morris’s mission to make the country music world a more inclusive place.
Earlier this fall, Mac was set to headline a country music festival in Kentucky. Unfortunately, due to townspeople and festival organizers accusing him of promoting homosexuality and questioning “what kind of performance [he] would be putting on,” Mac had no choice but to withdraw.
“I don’t really know what they expected I was gonna do other than just come and put on a hell of a show like we do,” Mac said in a video on social media.
Luckily, Mac had Maren Morris in his corner. “You are loved. I’m sorry this happened but glad you’re sharing it here,” she commented on the video.
Shea Couleé got her start on Ru Paul’s Drag Race season 9 and was later crowned the winner of All Stars season 5. Now Queen Couleé has launched an exciting music career with her latest dance album titled 8. Check out Couleé ‘s music here!
The tickets were made available exclusively to The Lunatics, which is the name of Morris’s fan club. The name comes in response to a comment made by disgraced Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, who called Morris “lunatic” and a “fake country music singer” for speaking out in defense of transgender people.
Morris has since embraced this titled, even creating merch that raised over $100,000 for LGBTQ charities, including GLAAD.
Following this, Morris was honored with GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award in 2023 for outstanding work in advocacy.
The Bridge a 2 song EP is out now and features songs “The Tree” and “Get the Hell Out of Here.” Stream The Bridge now!