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Backstage at last night’s (11/11) CMA Awards in Nashville, Maren Morris, who won Female Vocalist and Single and Song of the Year for “Bones,” talked about her newest song “Better Than We Found It.”

The song takes a frank look at America in 2020 and as Maren said, she was inspired write the song over the summer. “After the conventions and sort of entering this extremely polarized season of an election year and just everything that happened during the summertime with the riots and the protests and the murder of George Floyd I felt like I really wanted to say something.”

She added, “So the few times I’ve written [during the pandemic] I’ve gotten some really, real s— so I’m happy that ‘Better Than We Found It’ was received with so much love because it was given with love. It wasn’t given as like a hand slap people. It was literally saying, pleading from a mother’s heart, ‘Please can we leave this better, just a little bit better for our kids.'”

One of the song’s co-writers Jesse Jo Dillon talked to us a few weeks ago, about writing the politically charged song with Maren. She said, “She is such a brave woman and she is not afraid to speak her mind and be herself. She is the antithesis of apathetic. She gives a damn. I do, too.”

Dillon added, “I’ve never really understood the people that are so worried about what everyone thinks of them and will stay silent because of that.”

Maren Morris