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Some gifts change the course of a person's life. That seems to have been the case for Maren Morris.

Her dad gave her a guitar when she was 12 and something clicked for the soon-to-be-famous country star. Three years later, in 2005, she released her debut album Walk through an independent label and followed it with a handful of other projects.

In 2015, Morris used the streaming platform Spotify to grow her following when she released her eponymously titled EP. Of the five songs, one struck big: 'My Church'. It gained 2.5 million streams in a month and caught the eye of major labels.

Morris ended up signing with Columbia Nashville and re-releasing her EP with the storied label. One year later, she dropped her debut studio album Hero. The country-pop album showed off Morris' sultry vocals and big personality.

She earned critical attention in 2017 when she won New Female Vocalist of the Year at the ACM Awards and New Artist of the Year at the CMAs. Her song 'My Church' also won the Grammy for Best County Solo Performance.

In 2019, she released her sophomore studio album GIRL.

In addition to her solo career, Morris is a member of the supergroup the Highwomen, along with Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby. They won the Grammy for Best Country Song for their single 'Crowded Table'.

  • Full name: Maren Larae Morris
  • Born: April 10, 1990
  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • Genre: Country
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