Maren Morris: The interview (deluxe)

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

  • What it took to start his career in country music.

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

  • Receiving criticism of their first singles for not being faithful to the genre.

  • Choosing now to stop participating in country music institutions, such as award shows and radio promotion.

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

  • How the right-wing politicization of country music has changed the way we work in Nashville and the advancement of Oliver Anthony

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

  • A Texas-themed snack of the week

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