Before her big breakthrough, country music songstress Maren Morris tried to go the reality singing competitions route but faced rejection from both American Idol and The Voice! Oh and America’s Got Talent too!
While recently appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the country star answered call-in questions from fans.
One caller cut straight to the chase. “How crazy is it that you were rejected by both American Idol and The Voice, but both shows have contestants covering your songs?” To Cohen’s disbelief, he had to get the full scoop from the country singer herself.
Morris assured the host that that is indeed a fact. “Oh yeah, and that’s not even it. I was rejected from America’s Got Talent. There were a ton that I didn’t make it to, thank god.” The irony!!
“People cover my songs for their auditions on those shows, so it’s like, not only is it really nice to have my song on a national television show — but [also] get to collect the check and have some sweet revenge” Maren continued.
Watch Maren Morris open up about rejection and answer questions below!
The now Grammy-winning artist has been thriving since her series of rejection from the singing competitions.
Maren Morris Awards to Date
Country Music Association Award for New Artist of The Year – (2016)
Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance – “My Church” (2017)
Radio Disney Music Award for Country Best New Artist – (2017)
Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of The Year – (2017)
Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist – (2018)
iHeartRadio Music Award for Dance Song of The Year – “The Middle” (2019)
iHeartRadio Music Award for Song of The Year – “The Middle” (2019)
Maren continues to build on all of her successes. The singer took another win, this time about her newest album GIRL, to Instagram. “NUMBER. ONE. ALBUM. [Cartwheel emojis].”
AND another one! GIRL also debuted as the most streamed song by female country artist. “Thank you for one of the best weeks of my life. I’m truly grateful I get to do this with y’all and I can’t fully process this news” Morris took to the ‘gram.
Take THAT American Idol, The Voice, and Americas Got Talent! Maren Morris din’t let rejection stop her!