HARDY’s Wife on Maren Morris Leaving Country Music: “Let Me Grab My Tissue”

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Caleigh Ryan, Wife of HARDY, Comments on Maren Morris’ Departure From Country Music  

In a recent episode of The Spillover with Alex Clark podcast, Caleigh Ryan, who is married to country rocker HARDY, was asked her thoughts on Maren Morris’ decision to leave country music

Let me grab my tissue,” was Caleigh’s response as she laughed off the notion, adding: 

“I haven’t met [Maren Morris] personally so I can’t speak to knowing her on a personal level. However, I know the people of Nashville, and I know the people that are in the music industry, and I know country music, and they are beautiful people, and they are so kind. The country music industry is not far right. It is not at all…

A huge part of it is extremely liberal, and there are a lot of people with left-leaning views, and everyone gets along. Honestly, that to me is one of the most special parts about the country music industry, is everybody has great characteristics and strong values, and people get along.

They’re kind-hearted people who are an open community, and I think it’s just a shame that if you feel that ostracized by Nashville, I think maybe there’s just some looking inward that you need to do.”

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This Is Not The First Time That Caleigh Has Shared Her Opinion On Maren Morris 

Maren Morris, who claims to be a feminist and a champion of women, was involved in a public feud last year with Brittany Aldean after Brittany made comments that Maren believed to be transphobic. 

Caleigh shared her thoughts in a series of Instagram stories saying: 

“I never commented on that whole Instagram battle when it was going on, ‘cuz it just wasn’t my place… so I’m not gonna comment on that specific instance.

I think it’s just a general blanket statement that if you are someone who claims to be a feminist, love women, be a champion of women, and then the second you find out your beliefs differ from another women you go after them, you go after their character, you go after their business, you do not love women and you do not care about women.

You care about being right.

Who is Caleigh Ryan?  

Caleigh is a California native who met Michael Hardy (HARDY) when she was a college student at Ole Miss in 2018. The pair originally connected on Instagram before meeting for a show at the Lyric Oxford, the music venue where HARDY would later propose. The couple has been married since October of 2022.


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Watch the full episode of the Spillover Podcast podcast below – the conversation about Maren Morris beings around 1:05:50 

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