Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett Back Out of Performances for CMT Awards
Written by Brittany Styles on June 9, 2021
Maren Morris is one of the most nominated artists of the evening for the CMT Music Awards tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 10). When we heard the news that she backed out of performing at the event…and so did Gabby Barrett…we needed answers, stat!
According to Billboard, “the moves were surprising, especially so close to the show and because their stated reasons for pulling out were so vague. Barrett cited “personal circumstances” as the reason she is unable to perform at the show in an Instagram post. In a message posted Monday on Instagram Stories, Morris cited a scheduling conflict.”
Maren shared in Instagram Stories, “Due to a scheduling conflict, I will not be performing at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday. I know @jpsaxe will slay it and I am so excited for his album to come out soon!”
As seen above, Gabby Barrett shared the following message on Instagram, “I’m really sad to share that because of personal circumstances I won’t be able to perform with @ladya and @carlypearce on Wednesday at the @cmt Music Awards! I’ll be rooting for you guys and all of the incredibly talented nominees and performers! ❣️So appreciate all of your support and will see yall on the road this summer :)”
Billboard reports, “both artists have been replaced in the performance lineup. Ingrid Andress will team with Canadian pop star JP Saxe to perform “Line by Line,” which Saxe and Morris released earlier this year. Lindsey Ell will take Barrett’s place in a planned show performance with Lady A and Carly Pearce.”
Maybe we’ll learn more eventually, but it definitely seems strange. The CMT Music Awards tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 10) at 7pm on CMT.
Gabby Barrett Cover Photo by AP Photo/Sanford Myers and Maren Morris Cover Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP