Maren Morris is starting off the year with a bang.
The Texas native scored the first No. 1 single of her career this week as “I Could Use a Love Song” ascended to the top of the Mediabase chart. The tune, which was co-penned by Maren, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, is also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the upcoming Grammy Awards on Jan. 28.
While Maren was featured on Thomas Rhett’s 2017 No. 1 single, “Craving You,” “I Could Use a Love Song” is the first single from her catalog to reach No. 1.
Maren shared her excitement and gratitude regarding the song’s success in a recent Instagram post, saying: “43 weeks. Proud to be a woman today. To my amazing Columbia promo team, to country radio, to the fans, thank you for making ‘I Could Use A Love Song’ my first #1. Also, @jammyrabbins & @lauraveltz , I knew we found magic when we wrote this song 3 years ago. Let’s always start our writes with tequila.”
photo by Jason Simanek