Maren Morris is one of country music’s hottest artists right now. She’s been wowing us with her powerful pipes since she first hit the airwaves with “My Church” in 2015. She has also become a household name, thanks to her successful collab with Zedd on the chart-topping dance hit “The Middle.”
She’s a GRAMMY-winning artist, with two successful albums under her belt. She has been inspiring major girl power with her sophomore album, GIRL, and has just kicked off her Girl: The World Tour.
But Maren’s climb to success was not easy – and it certainly didn’t happen overnight.
Apparently, just as she was starting her career, she tried to go the talent show route – American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and more – but ended up getting rejected.
She opened up about it while guesting on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. A caller had asked her, “How crazy is it that were rejected by both American Idol and The Voice, but both shows had contestants covering your songs?”
“That’s not even it,” Maren responded. “I was rejected from, like, America’s Got Talent. There were a ton that I didn’t make it to. Thank God!”
“Yeah, right,” Andy agreed. “Someone else would own your s–t.”
“Now 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, I get to collect the check and have some sweet revenge,” she said.