Maren Morris is a singer, songwriter, and producer. She has carved a name for herself in Nashville with no signs of slowing down.
She has since won Grammy Awards, American Country Awards, and has been featured on Saturday Night Live as the musical Guest. Morris has gone from rejected contestant on shows like American Idol and The Voice to the top of the country music charts.
We celebrate her success with 5 fast facts you need to know about Maren Morris.
1. Maren Morris has Written Songs for Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson
Morris began her recording career in 2005 with the album Walk On. She went on to release two more records before going to Nashville to trying her hand at songwriting.
Her persistence paid off, and she has written songs for high-profile artists such as “Last Turn Home,” by Tim McGraw, and “Second Wind,” by Kelly Clarkson.
She is a prolific songwriter and part of a new breed of singer/songwriter currently taking over Nashville.
2. Morris won Numerous Awards for her Album Hero
Her breakthrough album Hero garnered her the Country Music Association’s pretigious 2016 Artist of the Year Award.
Morris was also nominated for four Grammy Awards including Nest New Artist. Her song “My Church” won the award for Best Country Solo Performance.
Hero was released in June of 2016 and debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Hot Country charts.
3. She is Currently Dating Country Music Singer Ryan Hurd
Hurd’s song “Lonely Tonight”, performed by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe, was his first number one single as a songwriter.
Hurd is from Kalamazoo, MI and has been featured on Rolling Stone Country’s Artists You Need to Know, as well as part of CMT’s “Listen Up Artists of 2016.
4. She Recently Made her Acting Debut on NCIS: New Orleans
Maren Morris will be playing herself in an upcoming episode of NCIS: New Orleans. This episode will find Morris lending her vocals to the show singing her hit, “My Church,” in a bar.
Morris has also appeared on The Voice and American Idol as a contestant, as well as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
5. She was Rejected by Both The Voice and American Idol
Morris’s talent brought her in front of the biggest names in music on both American Idol and The Voice. Even though she was rejected, from both shows, she says she is “happier for it now.”
Contestants on the show have actually sang her song “My Church,” for the judges.