Maren Morris was born and raised in Texas but she quickly found a place in Nashville as one of country music’s brightest stars. Though she’s a prolific writer whose songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson and more, Morris’ raw performing talent has continued to propelled her into the spotlight.
Morris signed with Columbia in September 2015; her debut single “My Church” was so popular, it was certified gold by the RIAA. Her debut record, Hero, dropped on June 3, 2016, garnering Morris four Grammy Awards nods — including one win for Best Country Solo Performance. Her sophomore album, Girl, earned critical acclaim and was even named Album of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards. That year, Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires also released their self-titled debut album as the country supergroup The Highwomen.
Earlier this year, she released her intensely personal album Humble Quest, which finds the multi-talented singer-songwriter returning to a more stripped-down sound. The record finds her reflecting on her own experiences and the challenges she’s faced as an artist, wife and mother.
In addition to her music’s success, Morris has racked up invaluable touring experience opening for Keith Urban, Sam Hunt and pop star (and former One Direction member) Niall Horan. Her confidence translates in her performances: She steps up to the plate and wows audiences whether she’s playing an acoustic set in an intimate setting or a massive awards show.
Click through the photo gallery below to see some of our favorite live photos of Morris: