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The New Nashville: Maren Morris

Singer-songwriter Maren Morris has been working her way up the music industry ladder in Nashville over the past couple years. Morris left her home state of Texas in 2013 and headed for the Music City, where she quickly built relationships with some of the best songwriters in town.

After signing a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music, Morris began co-writing tracks with acclaimed artists Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby. Tim McGraw cut her track “Last Turn Home”, which was featured on Sundown Heaven Town, while Kelly Clarkson recorded “Second Wind” for a deluxe version of her most recent album, Piece by Piece.

In August, Morris released her first self-titled EP exclusively through Spotify. Her anthemic single “My Church” quickly garnered thousands of streams, which earned the attention of Sony Music Nashville. With the help of her newly-inked record deal and support from industry friends like Kacey Musgraves, it won’t take long for Morris to break through the mainstream.

What She Sounds Like: The classic country sound of powerful ’90s female artists like Martina McBride and Faith Hill, mixed with the modern sass of Kacey Musgraves and her own southern twang.

Required Listening: “My Church”, a track made to be blasted from your car speakers as you cruise with the windows down.

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The New Nashville: Maren Morris