Maren Morris Weds Ryan Hurd

Maren Morris is officially a married lady. Maren tied the knot with fellow singer Ryan Hurd in Nashville over the weekend.

Maren shared a picture of their first kiss as man and wife with the caption, “my last turn home,” a reference to a Tim McGraw song she and Ryan wrote together in 2013, which was the first time they met.

The bride wore a custom gown by Nashville designer Cavanagh Baker,which was short in the front, with a detachable long train in the back. The front featured lace and crystal details, along with a very low cut out.

  • ONE MORE THING! One day prior to the nuptials, Ryan released a new single “Diamonds or Twine,” which has sentimental value to the couple. “I wrote this song for you, played it for you in Michigan the night I asked you to marry me,” Ryan shared on Instagram. “Diamonds or Twine, no matter what, I’ll be wrapped around your finger. I love you, MM. Here’s to forever.”

Source: People

Maren Morris Is Just Really Over It

Maren Morris recently told Billboard what her fans could expect from her in the year ahead: more touring, writing and recording.

But first, feminism.

When the magazine asked Morris for her thoughts on all the women’s issues on everyone’s minds right now, she said that getting things out in the open is the right thing to do.

“Obviously, I am a huge backer of the Time’s Up movement. I feel fortunate that in my own life I have not had huge problems,” Morris told Billboard. “But don’t get me wrong, I have certainly had my own share of struggles over the years. You see stuff in the music industry, too, and I think what is coming out of all these conversations is that it’s making people double-check themselves.

“That’s a good thing. I was emotional watching the Golden Globes and cried when Oprah spoke so eloquently.”

And if there’s some kind of Twitter fight over Morris’ point of view, so be it. Her approach when her followers disagree with her is to avoid confrontation, but speak her mind. “I am hoping that by stating a clear, strong message on social media that we’re not taking this kind of stuff anymore, it will be seen by women and that it would encourage them to take charge when it happens to them. Basically, I try to live by the Golden Rule and treat people respectfully,” she said. “I’m just really over the way some people have no problem acting disrespectful and shaming women.”

Morris’ video for “I Could Use a Love Song” — her first No. 1 song — is another way she is setting a powerful example for women of all ages.

“Essentially, that’s my story: that you have these big dreams, but there’s a person in your life that just doesn’t comprehend the importance of them. So, when the video was conceptualized, we took that idea, made the lead character a dancer, and I feel it came out as great as we had hoped. My hope is that girls and women will see that story and it will inspire them in their own particular journey,” she said.

This story originally appeared on CMT in January 2018.


Maren Morris Named Honorary Chairwoman for TMP

Maren Morris has accepted an important role in her home state of Texas. The trailblazing country star is now honorary chairwoman for the Texas Music Project.

The main mission of the nonprofit organization is to “encourage, promote, produce, and advance music education programs” across the state of Texas. Morris participated in the organization through its songwriting camp when she was 16 years old, traveling to California with her peers to hone in on her songwriting skills.

“Education, songwriting, Texas, you blend those all together and that’s what the heart of me is and so to be the honorary chairman … is really incredible,” Morris says in accepting the position. She follows in the footsteps of previous honorary chairman Willie Nelson. “I like to represent Texas in any way, shape or form that I can, so this is a huge honor.”

Texas Music Project offers a variety of programs including music therapy, supplying instruments and music lessons to children battling deadly diseases at Texas Children’s Hospital and more.

“Making music dreams come true is what we at TMP are all about, and Maren’s story is just another in a long line of continued music education success stories. We can’t wait to see what more music Maren brings us and the help she can bring in spreading the word on saving the arts in Texas,” the organization says in a statement on their website.

Morris is nominated at the 2018 Grammy Awards in the category of Best Country Solo Performance for “I Could Use a Love Song.”


Maren Morris Stands with Manchester

Like so many other musicians around the world, Maren Morris’ heart is broken for the city of Manchester, England, following Monday’s (5/22) deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert. In a heartfelt message posted on Instagram Tuesday (5/23), Maren wrote about the bonding nature of music and also reassured fans that she’s still bringing her “Hero Tour” to Manchester on November 20. She says, “I want my fans there to know that I can’t wait to see you and give you all big hugs this fall.”


Maren’s full message reads, “We do this to connect. For just a few hours, no matter what religion, race, gender, or economic background you come from, music tethers us. My heart is broken for Manchester, but I want my fans there to know that I can’t wait to see you and give you all big hugs this fall. No one should fear walking into a venue or onto a stage. It’s our job to fight that and have the best time ever. We do this for each other and that will never be stopped.”

BREAKING: CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

Brett Eldredge appeared on NBC’s Today show on Tuesday (5/9) to help announce the nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Keslea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead this year’s pack with four nominations apiece, while Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan follow closely behind with three nods each. Hosted this year by Nashville star Charles Esten, the CMT Music Awards will take place live from Nashville on June 7 at 8 PM ET.


  • Due to the Nashville Predators advancing in the NHL Playoffs, this year’s CMT Music Awards has been moved from the Bridgestone Arena to the Music City Center across the street.
  • Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett were recently revealed as performers at the show, with additional acts set to be announced soon.
  • Fan voting is currently underway at CMT.com and continues until June 5.


The full list of CMT Music Awards nominees appears below:


Video of the Year


Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Brad Paisley, “Today”

Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”

Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Cole Swindell, “Middle of a Memory”

Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”


Male Video of the Year


Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget”

Eric Church, “Record Year”

Jason Aldean, “Lights Come On”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”

Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”


Female Video of the Year


Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”

Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”

Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Reba McEntire, “Back to God”


Duo Video of the Year


Big & Rich featuring Tim McGraw, “Lovin’ Lately”

Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”

Dan + Shay, “How Not To”

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

LoCash, “I Know Somebody”


Group Video of the Year


Eli Young Band, “Saltwater Gospel”

Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”

Old Dominion, “Song for Another Time”


Breakthrough Video of the Year


Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”

Kane Brown, “Used to Love You Sober”

Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”

Luke Combs, “Hurricane”

RaeLynn, “Love Triangle”


Collaborative Video of the Year


Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Chris Young featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”

Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”

Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”

Kenny Chesney with P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”


CMT Performance of the Year


Jason Aldean, “Hicktown” (From CMT Concert of the Summer)

Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)

John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker, “Pink Houses” (From CMT Crossroads)

Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes” (From CMT Crossroads)

Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini, “You’re Still The One/Any Man of Mine/Man I Feel Like A Woman” (from CMT Artists of the Year)

Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, Close (From CMT Crossroads)


Social Superstar of the Year


Brett Eldredge

Jake Owen

Keith Urban

Kelsea Ballerini

Lauren Alaina

Thomas Rhett

Maren Morris/Blake Shelton Will Perform on the Voice

NBC is bringing some serious star power to The Voice this week. During tonight’s (5/8) episode, Blake Shelton will be step away from his coaching chair to perform his current single “Every Time I Hear That Song.” Maren Morris will then make her Voice debut the following night (5/9), performing her latest single “I Could Use a Love Song.”  Tuesday’s show will also feature a performance from pop star Charlie Puth, who will be debuting his new song, “Attention.”

Maren Morris

Maren Morris will be rocking out the Seven Flags Event Center in Clive on Saturday, October 7th! Maren will be joined by special guest Ryan Hurd!

The doors open at 7:00 pm, with the show starting at 8:00 pm.

This is an all ages show and tickets are $25 in advance and $28 on the day of the show. For more information or tickets, go to sevenflagseventcenter.com

Maren Morris Adds Fall Tour Leg To “Hero Tour”

Maren Morris has extended her headlining “Hero Tour” into the fall, adding 10 dates throughout the Midwest and Southeast. The fall tour leg will kick off in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on October 5 and will once again feature support from Ryan Hurd, who opened for Maren on the winter-spring leg. Tickets go on sale this Friday (5/5) at 10 AM local time on Maren’s website.


The “HERO Tour” 2017 fall leg:


Date               Venue                                                                                    City

10/5               State Theatre                                                                         Kalamazoo, MI

10/6               The Rave                                                                                Milwaukee, WI

10/7               7 Flags Event Center                                                             Clive, IA

10/12             Keith-Albee Theatre                                                             Huntington, WV

10/13             Minglewood Hall                                                                   Memphis, TN

10/19             City Hall Live                                                                          Brandon, MS

10/21             Soul Kitchen                                                                           Mobile, AL

10/26             Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland                                   Kansas City, MO

10/27             Brady Theater                                                                       Tulsa, OK

10/28             The Cotillion                                                                          Wichita, KS

Additional Details Revealed for ACM Awards

With the upcoming ACM Awards just days away, the Academy of Country Music has announced the final list of performers, collaborations and special guest presenters at the ceremony. Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion have been added to the show’s lineup of solo performers, while Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris are set to join forces their new duet “Craving You.” Additionally, the presenters taking the stage this year will include Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. Nash Country Daily has the full rundown of ACM Awards performers, collaborations and presenters here.

Thomas Rhett’s New Single Will Feature Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett has joined forces with Maren Morris on his brand-new single, “Craving You.” The single, featuring Maren’s dynamic vocals, will drop this Friday (3/31) as the lead single off Rhett’s forthcoming third studio album. As for his duet partner, Thomas says, “It was so nice to be able to work with Maren whose voice is undeniably powerful and soulful, and just really adds a lot of intensity to the song.”


·       Rhett says of the song, “I remember hearing ‘Craving You’ and was immediately blown away by the story behind the longing of this guy who can’t wait to see his girl again. There’s this 80s vibe that’s rocking throughout this track that makes it really euphoric.”

·       TR announced the news on social media Friday (3/24) along with a picture of the single’s cover art.



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