Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal styling’s that reflect her country, folk and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Morris’ label-debut album, the GOLD-certified HERO, released via Columbia Nashville on June 3, 2016.
Later in 2016 Morris released her second radio single, “80s Mercedes,” which reached PLATINUM status, just before she tied for the most nominations with FIVE at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, including Album of the Year (HERO), FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, SINGLE OF THE YEAR (“My Church”), SONG OF THE YEAR (“My Church”) and NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR which she won, marking her first CMA Award.
Kicking off 2017 Morris took home the GRAMMY for BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE for “My Church” at the 59thAnnual GRAMMY Awards in addition to having the most nominations for a Country music artist with FOUR to her credit including BEST NEW ARTIST, BEST COUNTRY ALBUM (HERO) and BEST COUNTRY SONG (“My Church”). She received SIX nominations for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards including FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR which she took home the trophy for, ALBUM OF THE YEAR (as artist and producer) for HERO, and SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR (as artist and producer) for “My Church.”
To begin 2018, Maren notched her first No. 1 country radio single for the PLATINUM-certified “I Could Use A Love Song,” as both the performer and songwriter, when it topped both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase Country charts in January 2018. Though rooted deeply in country music, Morris has acquired a global, non-genre specific, fan base. It’s that global fan base’s appetite that Morris began to feed in 2018 by hitting the road with Niall Horan on the Flicker World Tour 2018 which spanned across New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA as well as collaborating with electronic house DJ and producer Zedd, along with electronic duo, Grey, for the smash hit, “The Middle,” which spent SIX weeks at No. 1 at Top 40 Radio and FIVE weeks at No. 1 at Hot AC radio. Morris’ own recent single for Country radio, the sassy fan favorite “Rich,” reached No. 2 on the Country radio airplay charts.