If you’re tuning into the 2016 CMT Awards on June 8, you’re going to be hearing a LOT about this girl! Maren Morris is one of country music’s biggest rising stars of the moment — and you can learn all about her right here.
You can’t turn on a country radio station these days without hearing Maren Morris’ new hit “My Church,” but this girl totally came out of nowhere! Now, she’s totally owning it with nominations AND a performance at the 2016 CMT Awards, and if you want to get to know her better we can help. Here’s five fast facts about Maren!
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1. She’s been in the industry for more than 10 years!
Maren JUST had her big break with “My Church” earlier this year, but she’s actually been trying to make it big for 11 years! Her first album, Walk On, was released in 2005, and she released two more records AND an EP before her latest, Hero, dropped on June 3.
2. Keith Urban hand-picked her for his tour.
Maren is on the road with Keith and Brett Eldredge this summer, and Keith chose her as the opening act himself! He heard her song “80’s Mercedes” and knew her talent was undeniable…and damn was he right.
3. She’s written music for artists you’ve heard of.
4. She’s influenced by artists of all genres.
5. She has a hunky boyfriend!
Maren is dating a fellow country singer named Ryan Hurd and they are just too cute together!
Are you a fan of Maren, HollywoodLifers?!