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Maren Morris

Maren Morris is a singer and songwriter whose music bridges the gap between hard country, classic rock, and hip-hop-influenced pop, and has enjoyed success both as a tunesmith and as a performer. Morris was born in Dallas, Texas on April 10, 1990, and she grew up with a love of music, saying she was always willing to belt out a tune on the family's karaoke machine by age ten. By the time Morris was 14, she had learned to play guitar and began playing professionally, self-releasing a debut album, Walk On. Morris had struck a deal with Smith Music Group when she dropped her second album, 2007's All That It Takes; her songwriting was strong enough that she either wrote or co-wrote eight of the album's 13 tracks. Morris graduated high school and was attending the University of North Texas when she self-released her third full-length, 2011's Live Wire. A year later, she left Texas for Nashville, determined to shift her career into high gear. After winning an "Artist on the Verge" prize at the New Music Seminar, Morris first got her foot in the door as a songwriter, signing a publishing deal with Yellow Dog and writing tunes for Tim McGraw ("Last Turn Home") and Kelly Clarkson ("Second Wind"). In addition, she ramped up her touring schedule, sharing stages with artists as diverse as Pat Green, Radney Foster, and Marty Stuart, and performing for artists in Europe and the United Kingdom as well as the United States. In 2015, Morris released a digital single titled "My Church," about the close connection between music and driving. The song became a viral hit, generating over 2.5 million streams in a bit longer than a month. The major labels in Music City took notice, and Morris signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville, who dropped a five-song EP featuring "My Church" in November 2015. Sony serviced "My Church" to country radio in anticipation of her full-length debut Hero, which appeared in June of 2016. The album hit number one on the country charts, and earned Morris a lot of attention; she was nominated for several Grammy awards, she won CMA's New Artist of the Year, and earned a slot on Saturday Night Live late in 2016. During early 2017, she toured (both as a headliner and with Sam Hunt), and released a deluxe edition of Hero including several bonus tracks. ~ Mark Deming
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Stations Featuring
Maren Morris

    New Country First

    New Country First
    2 songs

    Top Country

    Top Country
    2 songs

Albums by
Maren Morris

Top Songs by
Maren Morris

  1.   Song
  2.   My Church
  3.   80s Mercedes
  4.   I Could Use a Love Song
  5.   Bummin' Cigarettes
  6.   Rich
  7.   Once
  8.   Drunk Girls Don't Cry
  9.   I Wish I Was
  10.   Sugar
  11.   Just Another Thing
  12.   All That It Takes
  13.   Space
  14.   How It's Done
  15.   Down on My Knees
  16.   Can't Do This Alone
  17.   Second Wind
  18.   Company You Keep
  19.   Born Again
  20.   Love That Was Never There
  21.   Sunkissed Days
  22.   The Willow Tree
  23.   The Light
  24.   The Letter
  25.   Nothing at All
  26.   Moving On
  27.   Fragile
  28.   Here I Am
  29.   Oh Marie
  30.   Goodbye
  31.   Me & The Moon
  32.   Walk On
  33.   Truth
  34.   Run to You
  35.   Live Wire
  36.   What You Need
  37.   Dangerous
  38.   Don't Stay Away
  39.   The Guitars Are Too Loud
  40.   Best of Me
  41.   Popular Girl

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