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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".

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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

Albums

  • Hero (2016)
  • Girl (2019)

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".
  • 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.
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  • 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."
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  • 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.

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