She may be up for one of the night's biggest prizes, but Maren Morris opted not to walk the red carpet at the 2022 CMA Awards.
After a September interview with the
Los Angeles Times
in which the country star expressed her discomfort with the annual award show
She and husband Ryan Hurd arrived just in time for the album of the year category.
During her chat with the
, Morris, 32, said she had mixed feelings about attending the CMAs, and said she often feels "awkward" at such event
"Honestly, I haven't decided if I'm gonna go," she said at the time. "I'm very honored that my record is nominated.
Morris responded on Twitter: "It's so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie."
Morris, in turn, stuck the phrase on T-shirts and sold them to fans, ultimately raising more than $150,000
the Trans Lifeline and GLAAD's Transgender Media Program.
The 2022 CMAs hosted by Luke Bryan are airing live Wednesday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.