The country crossover star also talks about why she chooses to be so open politically when many in country music choose not to.
Country crossover star Maren Morris isn't shy about getting political in a genre that usually avoids it, and she explained why on "Watch What Happens Live" Tuesday night.
"The Middle" singer also shared how the "Real Housewives" managed to work its way into her wedding. Plus, she explained just how and why she gets sweet revenge on shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" every year.
It turns out, the singer was rejected by both of those shows. "Oh yeah, that's not even it," she said. "I was rejected from like 'America's Got Talent,' there were a ton that I didn't make it to ... thank god!"
Andy Cohen quickly agreed. "Yeah, right. Someone else would own your shit."
Of course, now Maren is very well represented on all of those shows as countless hopefuls have auditioned using her music. "It's like, not only is it really nice have my song on a national television show," Maren laughed. "I get to collect the check and have some sweet revenge."
A bold statement from someone who has shown absolutely no fear in expressing her views and opinions and political opinions even in a genre of music that may not be as supportive of her more liberal message -- anyone remember Dixie Chicks? We've come a long way since then, but Maren doesn't think country music has come far enough.
"I think that for fans of country music, like these children that are growing up in Alabama or Georgia, like they aren't hearing themselves in our genre right now and I want them to," Maren said, referring to the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups.
"I think that's why on certain things I am just really impassioned to talk about it because these are people's real lives and I want to write music for them."
And she doesn't even see it as her being political. "I think it's just really personal beliefs," she told Andy. "I believe that all walks of life, all shades of color, all-- like gay, straight, whatever you are, I think you deserve to be loved and to love."
When it came to expressing the love between her and her husband, Ryan Hurd, through their wedding vows, Ryan slipped in some love for one of Maren's passions. She is a self-avowed "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fanatic.
"He said, I promise to love you through everything, the blah-blah-blah to the this and watching 'Real Housewives' to this," Maren recalled. Apparently, he tries to pretend that he's not a fan and doesn't keep up on them, "And then he somehow knows all of the information, the inner workings of what's going on."
Check out that discussion about her wedding "Housewives" shoutout below.