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Maren Morris iHeartRadio ‘GIRL’ Album Release Show

Maren Morris has been promoting and celebrating the release of her sophomore album, GIRL, right here in New York City all week long. This past Monday night (Mar 11th) the songstress partnered with iHeartRadio to throw an official intimate album release party at the iHeartRadio Theater. Hosted by country radio DJ Bobby Bones, Morris performed three of her biggest hits from HERO, as well as seven brand new songs from GIRL.

Kicking the night off with the album’s title track, the Texas native gave a bit of insight behind the song’s writing process, “No one really wants to have those days where they don’t like themselves and I was having one when I wrote that song. And I just felt like it was a really therapeutic co-write that day.” She also shared one of the co-writers, Sarah Aarons also wrote her pop hit collaboration with Zedd, “The Middle.”

Transitioning into the song that she claims changed her life, “My Church” was up next. Bones asked Morris about how much her life had changed in the past three years, since releasing her debut record back in 2016. “I still have my sass and Texan in me, but I also have gotten married in the last year, fallen in love and so there’s a lot more love on this record represented [..] but also the industry’s changed, the culture of music has changed this year, I just felt Iike I wanted to put something out that’s honest and uplifting because it’s crazy times and I felt like this was a good medicinal record to put out.”

After performing her first ever number one hit“I Could Use A Love Song,” Morris transitioned into two brand new tracks, “The Bones” and “All My Favorite People.” The songstress revealed that when she played demos for this record to family and friends, each one insisted “The Bones” to be featured on the album. She co-wrote “All My Favorite People” with her husband, Ryan Hurd, in which she shared some insight into their professional relationship, “My husband and I met writing songs so it doesn’t ever feel weird to have that part of our relationship be creative and professional. We love writing songs.”

The powerhouse vocalist continued the night with “The Feels” and her seductive new song “RSVP,” which she told the crowd was intended to have country lyrics and the sound of a 90s R&B track. Before performing “Shade,” Morris told the crowd she purposefully placed it as the last track on GIRL, saying it was a perfect period at the end of her sentence, so to speak.

Wrapping up the evening with the nostalgic tribute to music, “A Song For Everything” and “Rich,” the singer-songwriter continuously thanked the audience for showing up and singing along, as well as iHeartRadio for putting on such an unforgettable event.

Morris will head back to New York City this spring, as part of her headlining ‘GIRL: The World Tour.’ Lucky for us New Yorkers, we will have two chances to catch the live show; Friday, May 3rd at Brooklyn Steel and Saturday, May 4th at Terminal 5. Tickets are available now. Visit https://www.marenmorris.com for all information.

Be sure to tune into the iHeartRadio Music Awards tonight, airing live on FOX at 8 p.m. to catch Morris presenting and hopefully taking home some awards of her own.

 

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Maren Morris Gives Stunning Performance on the Tonight Show

On the heels of album release week for her sophomore album, GIRL, Maren Morris stopped by the ‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ to showcase her vocals on the title track. Earlier that night, the songstress performed “GIRL,” and many other songs, during a special live performance for fans sponsored by iHeart radio. The female powerhouse is breaking down barriers with her captivating songs, unique songwriting perspective, and pride in supporting other women.

Towards the end of the show, host Jimmy Fallon introduced Morris to the studio stage, sharing “Performing the title track to her album, “GIRL,” please welcome back Maren Morris,” while holding a record copy of her new LP. This marks Morris’ third time performing on Fallon.

Immediately after the gracious introduction, the cameras cut to the stunning Morris standing confidently center stage, guitar in hand at the microphone stand. Supported by a five-piece band, the singer-songwriter belted the lyrics to the girl-empowerment anthem. Her performance was effortless, as it was clear that she believed every word she was singing to the sure to be a future hit. Afterward, Fallon came running back on stage to greet Morris, making sure to say, “That’s how you do it, Maren Morris! Thank you so much. GIRL is out now!.”

Morris will not be slowing down anytime soon. She is going full speed ahead to promote her album through a slew of appearances, as well as, her headlining ‘GIRL; The World Tour.” The songstress is bringing along fellow gal pals and talented singers, Cassadee Pope and Raelynn along for the ride. New Yorkers have two chances to catch the show on May 3rd at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, and May 4th at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. Tickets are available now.

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Maren Morris Takes over TODAY on Album Release Day

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Maren Morris released her sophomore album, GIRL, today, on none other than International Women’s Day. The record is filled with girl-power anthems, funky and unique sounds, and heartfelt lyrics, sure to resonate with fans across all genres. In order to celebrate that milestone, Morris performed some of her hits and new songs on NBC’s TODAY.

In the first segment, the songstress and one of the co-hosts had an important and open dialogue about her journey and International Women’s Day, as well as, introducing a new digital series, sponsored by Citi that both TODAY and Morris are taking part in. The ‘See Her, Hear Her,” initiative will provide up and coming female musicians with mentoring to advance their careers and gender equality in the music industry. Morris has signed on to be a mentor, sharing “Well I am a woman in the industry. Anytime, I can help kinda share some of my light with someone else- I think it’s all about paying it forward […]. I am such a girls girl, this day is already so inspiring. It’s incredible.”

After a brief conversation about the new initiative, Morris was ready to perform some of her songs to an audience full of excited fans, already filling the outdoor Plaza. Beginning with her latest hit and current single, “Girl,” the singer-songwriter mesmerized fans with her vocals and stage presence. Rocking a statement black dress with thigh high boots, Morris outwardly showed her internal strength. Fans were singing along during the entire performance of the sure to be hit.

After a short commercial break, Morris was back with all of the co-anchors of TODAY, where she learned that after just a few hours, Girl already hit the number 1 spot on iTunes all genres chart. A tearful Morris, shared, “Well it [this journey] makes me pretty emotional. It looks so beautiful out here. There’s so many amazing men and women out here celebrating International Women’s Day,” just before singing her next song off the new record “The Bones”. The sassy and honest love song embodies Morris’ unique and inspiring confidence while showcasing her amazing songwriting skills. She made sure to interact with fans, while she sang the lyrics to the new track. Morris ended her early morning performance with her smash hit “The Middle,” which fans and co-hosts alike were clearly loving, as they danced and sang along throughout the song.

Following her whirlwind performance, Morris sat down in the studio with co-hosts, Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones, in a segment called ‘Catching Up With Maren Morris.” Melvin welcomed her back stating, “[Morris] flat out rocked the plaza a few minutes ago.” Throughout the segment, Morris shared her feelings about releasing GIRL, the song-writing process, and her reasoning for releasing, “Dear Hate,” Melvin’s favorite song.

“It feels kinda surreal, just because we’ve been sitting on these songs for so long. I wrote some of them four years ago, so to have them out for the world to consume now, not just for my husband and I listening in our kitchen […]. It’s about having the music out to the fans.” Melvin ended the segment calling Morris “a light,” and encouraging fans to go out and listen to her new record.

Morris embarks on her headlining tour ‘Girl: The World Tour’ tomorrow, bringing fellow female country artists Casadee Pope and Raelynn along for the ride. New Yorkers have two chances to catch the show on May 3rd at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, and May 4th at Terminal 5 in Manhattan.

 

[Cover Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock]

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Maren Morris Releases Powerful Video for “GIRL”

It’s no secret that Maren Morris is one of the biggest faces in the women empowerment movement going on in country music right now. Between posts on social media with fellow stars Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce to her latest single, “GIRL” which is the debut single from her upcoming sophomore album, Morris takes empowerment to a whole new level.  She released a visual to go along with the single and the opening shot is her saying, “I think it just comes down to, we don’t want more than anyone else, we want the same as everyone else.” A true badass right off the bat and it only gets better.

From boxing to arguing to dancing to throwing paint and more, the video shows women of various backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities, going through a variety of difficult life experiences. It is not until almost the end of the song that we see the beautiful faces of all the women that are struggling. By the end of the song each one is embracing their struggles and in a women’s march with Morris leading, with heads held high and proud. The video then concludes with Morris stating, “Well, one of the hard things about being a girl, is having to always answer questions about why it’s hard to be a girl.”

Morris is expected to release her second album sometime this year with songs anywhere from traditional country, to some with pop elements and everything in between. Morris also announced a headlining tour with Raelynn and Cassadee Pope. GIRL: The World Tour starts March 9th in Chicago and goes all the way through the summer ending in New Zealand. New Yorkers can catch her May 3rd at Brooklyn Steel and May 4th at Terminal 5 in New York City. If you want to listen to even more great music that is released every week, check out our ‘New Country Music’ playlist.

 

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Maren Morris Releases “GIRL”, Her First Single From Sophomore Album

Maren Morris Girl

Grammy award-winning artist, Maren Morris has made strides throughout the country and pop charts over the past year with multiple solo singles from her debut album, HERO, along with her hit collaboration with EDM producers Zedd and Grey, “The Middle.” Today, she has returned to her solo country musical roots, with the lead single from her upcoming sophomore studio album, entitled “GIRL.”

Co-written with Greg Kurstin and Sarah Aarons, the mid-tempo female empowerment anthem dignifies the concept that there is no need for competition between women, we should all support one another through ups and downs. Morris discussed the meaning behind the song during a radio interview on Nash FM 94.7 with on-air host Jesse Addy, saying she penned this song with that original intention and wound up realizing the message applied to herself.  She sings in the chorus, “Girl / Won’t you stop your crying / I know that you’re trying / Everything’s gonna be okay, baby / Girl, don’t you hang your head low / Don’t you lose your halo / Everyone’s gonna be okay, baby / Girl”

This track was not the only thing Morris released today. Earlier this morning, the Texas native surprised fans with her forty-two date second headlining tour, ‘Girl The World Tour.’ The tour will stop in New York City on not one, but two dates; Friday, May 3rd at Brooklyn Steel and Saturday, May 4th at Terminal 5. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 22nd at 10 AM. Visit https://www.marenmorris.com for additional information.
“GIRL” is now available everywhere you stream or buy music.

Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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