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Music / Maren Morris

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Country Music singer from Arlington, Texas.

Maren Morris began singing as a preteen and, after releasing a few independent albums, she got her first success in 2014 when she penned Tim McGraw's "Last Turn Home" and Kelly Clarkson's "Second Wind" a year later.

She issued a five-song EP via Spotify in 2015 and due to heavy streaming of the songs, Columbia Records picked her up that year. A tour with Keith Urban ensued, as did her major-label debut album, Hero. Four singles have been released: "My Church", "80s Mercedes", "I Could Use a Love Song", and "Rich". In addition, she was a featured vocalist on Thomas Rhett's 2017 hit "Craving You". Her second album included another hit single in "Girl" and her biggest crossover hit to date, "The Bones".

In the midst of all this, she was also the vocalist on Zedd's early-2018 single "The Middle".

She is also a member of "The Highwomen", a group also consist of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires. She was married to country singer, Ryan Hurd until 2023.

In 2023, she made an announcement that she would be walking away from the country music industry. She cited personal reasons, claiming that the genre was "burning itself down".


  • Hero (2016)
  • Girl (2019)
  • Humble Quest (2022)

As the Highwomen

  • The Highwomen (2019)

Tropes present in her work

  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl L Able: "80s Mercedes" has the line "Just keeps getting sweeter with age / She's classic through any decade."
  • Advertised Extra: A barely-noticeable backing vocal on Thomas Rhett's "Craving You" and on Taylor Swift's "You All Over Me".
  • Bowdlerise: "Rich" has two examples: "Big-ass pile of dimes" becomes "Big, big pile of dimes", and the line "Shit, I'd be rich" gets a Sound-Effect Bleep in the form of a cash register ding.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before having any hits of her own, she penned album cuts for Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Brothers Osborne, and others.
  • Heavy Meta: "I Could Use a Love Song" has her asking for a positive song to help her cope with heartbreak.
  • If I Had a Nickel...: "Rich":
    If I had a dollar every time that I swore you off
    And a twenty every time that I picked up when you called
    And a crisp new Benjamin for when you're here then gone again
    And a dollar every time I was right about you after all
    Boy I'd be rich...
  • The Power of Love: "The Bones":
    We're in the homestretch of the hard times
    We took a hard left, but we're alright
    Yeah, life sure can try to put love through it, but
    We built this right, so nothing's ever gonna move it
  • Product Placement: "My Church" name-drops Sirius XM's "The Highway" channel.
  • Shaped Like Itself: In "Rich": "If I had a dime every time that you crossed my mind / Well, I'd basically be sitting on a big-ass pile of dimes."
  • Shout-Out: "My Church" name-drops "Cold, Cold Heart" by Hank Williams and "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash.
  • Signature Style: Her music is notable for the presence of luxury, money, and material wealth. "Rich", "80s Mercedes" and "Loose Change" are prominent examples.