LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 07: (L-R) Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd attend the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium on March 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maren Morris' Son Inspired One of Her Sweetest Songs

Maren Morris and her husband, fellow country singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Hayes Andrew Hurd, to the world on March 23, 2020. He's since inspired "Hummingbird," a standout track from his mom's Grammy-nominated album Humble Quest.

"Hayes Andrew Hurd. 3/23/20. Love of our lives," the country star shared on Instagram.

Over the weekend, Morris posted a video of herself dancing to Harry Belafonte's "Jump in the Line (Shake, Señora)."

"Harry Belafonte issuing an eviction notice for this baby," the "My Church" singer joked, referencing an emergency C-section that followed 30 hours of labor.

"Having him in the middle of [the coronavirus pandemic] was also not in the baby prep books, but here we are," Morris shared (as quoted by US Weekly. "Holding him and healing my body in a maternity ward that's eerily quiet from us not being allowed visitors or family at this time, but strangely serene."

Earlier that month, Morris performed at the Houston Rodeo while 9 months pregnant.

Morris made the pregnancy announcement on Instagram in Oct. 2019, sharing a maternity photo.

"The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the 'GIRL' headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out," Morris wrote. "See you in 2020, little one. "

Hurd also shared the news on social media."Look at her...can't believe it," Hurd wrote. "See you in March, baby!"

In 2019, Morris told People that she and Hurd were excited to be first-time parents.

"If you're gonna get married, you have to have those talks beforehand anyways, and I definitely know that I want a family, and he would be such an amazing dad; he's such a kid himself," Morris told People. "I love his family, and he loves my family, so we've definitely had those conversations, and they've been really fun and exciting."

Morris and Hurd got engaged in 2017 and were married on March 24, 2018 in an outdoor ceremony in Nashville. The two artists first met in Nashville when they were both burgeoning songwriters.

So far, at least one song, "Hummingbird" from the 2022 album Humble Quest, has been inspired by Hayes. It even starts with baby talk.

"I wrote 'Hummingbird' on the day I found out I was pregnant with Hayes," Morris shared in April 2022 on Twitter. "By the time we were recording, he was talking so I got to record his sweet voice to add to the top of the track."

Morris has shared snapshots from her bespectacled son's early life on social media, including a trip to a petting zoo as well has their shared experiences on tour and the time Hayes scored his first pair of boots.

"[Hayes] loves [riding my tour bus] a little too much," Morris said during an Oct. 2022 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (as quoted by Us Weekly). "Like, some weekends I have to leave him home and he freaks out, like, he misses the road life. I don't know what I've created; I think it's cool that he's so adaptable to it but also I'm, like, 'This can't be right for him to be so comfortable on wheels all the time in a new city.'"

This story was previously published in March 2020.

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