As of June 2018, Maren Larae Morris is a country vocalist, songwriter, and record producer from the United States who has released four studio albums and numerous singles. Her most recent studio album, titled ‘Hero,’ is also her first studio album on a major label. It reached number one on the Billboard listings in the United States. Morris has released numerous platinum-certified singles such as ‘My Church’ and ‘The Middle since entering the music scene in 2005. In addition to selling hundreds of thousands of copies, these singles were also featured on the top music listings. Her other popular recordings, including ’80s Mercedes’ and ‘I Could Use a Love Song,’ have been certified gold by various organizations. In 2017, the talented country vocalist won the Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance for her chart-topping single “My Church.” In addition to her solo career, she frequently works with other musicians. Together with Vince Gill, she published the song “Dear Hate” in response to the 2017 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
Maren Morris’s Career
At the age of twelve, when her father bought her an instrument, Maren Morris fell in love with music. She taught herself to play the guitar on her own and quickly developed an interest in singing. Her debut studio album, ‘Walk On,’ was released under the Mozzi Blozzi Music label on June 14, 2005.
Smith Entertainment released All That It Takes, her second studio album, on October 22, 2007. Morris was still searching for a major label to sign her for her third studio album, but she was unsuccessful. In 2011, she signed with Mozzi Blozzi Music and released her third studio album, Live Wire.
Morris decided to self-release five tracks as a self-titled EP after she was unable to attract a major label for her next project. It was made available on Spotify. Intriguingly, the songs received more than 2.5 million views and downloads on Spotify, which garnered a large number of prestigious agencies. Eventually, in September 2015, Morris signed with Columbia Nashville, and they re-released the tracks on the EP with ‘My Church’ as the lead single.
The EP appeared on two prominent Billboard charts, peaking at #27 on the Country Albums chart and #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart. The main single “My Church” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America after reaching #5 on the Hot Country Songs chart and selling over 2,400 copies in its first week of release. “My Church” earned her the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance.
After the triumph of her EP and the single “My Church,” Columbia Nashville released Morris’s debut studio album on a major label. The album ‘Hero’ was released on June 3, 2016, and it featured hit singles such as ‘Rich,’ ‘I Could Use a Love Song,’ and ’80s Mercedes.
Rolling Stone ranked it as the number one country album of 2016 on its selection of the ’40 Best Country Albums of 2016′. Additionally, Billboard ranked it ninth on its selection of the “50 Best Albums of 2016.” Morris received the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year as a result of the album’s success. It sold over 286,900 copies in the United States.
Maren’s Personal Life
Maren Larae Morris was born on April 10, 1990, in Arlington, Texas. Her parents, Kellie Morris and Greg Morris operated a salon. Her younger sister’s name is Karsen. She spent the majority of her time as a child in their parents’ salon. She attended James Bowie High School prior to enrolling at the University of North Texas. On March 24, 2018, Morris wed Ryan Hurd, a fellow country music singer.
Estimated Net Worth
Morris is reportedly one of the most prominent female country singers in 2022, with a net worth of approximately $7 million.