Maren Morris Gears Up for Major-Label Debut and RipCord World Tour

Maren Morris Gears Up for Major-Label Debut and RipCord World Tour

Texas-to-Nashville transplant Maren Morris, 26, has been in Music City for three years, carving out a spot for herself as a singer/songwriter with country, folk and pop stylings. While she gears up for the release of her major-label debut album, Hero, on June 3, her debut single, “My Church,” is climbing up the charts, currently No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. We caught up with the Lone Star State songbird to talk Hero, her upcoming spot on Keith Urban’s RipCord World Tour and her five favorite things about Texas.

“Releasing the record is really the dream coming true—and having a song on the radio made it feel real, finally, because it’s been so much prep work from writing the song last year to now,” says Maren. “I feel like it’s finally here and I’m trying to document as much as I can with pictures and journaling so I can come back, because it’s all happening at once. I never want to forget those moments. However things end up, I hope I’m always as grateful as I am today.”

5 Things Maren Loves About Texas

  1. Tex-Mex Food
  2. Barbecue
  3. Floating the River
  4. Gruene Hall
  5. The Music Scene


The day before Maren’s album drops, Keith Urban’s 2016 RipCord World Tour kicks off in Kansas City, Mo., on June 2. The tour will hit more than 50 cities through November with openers Maren and Brett Eldredge.

“It’s really unfathomable to me to be on a tour like that, this early of a stage,” says Maren. “It’s an honor to be involved, and I think it’s going to be such a fun tour. Just the talent, it’s going to be a hell of a soulful tour with these voices, that’s sort of the root of it. But also as a fan, I can’t wait to perform and then go watch the show every night.”

Maren will release a special version of her album on June 3, exclusively at Target. In addition to the standard 11 tracks, it will feature three bonus songs.

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington