Maren Morris’ “Girl” Streams to Success in Debut Week

Maren Morris’ “Girl” Streams to Success in Debut Week

Maren Morris’ new album, Girl, streamed to success after being released on March 8.

With 23.96 million streams in its first week, Girl broke the record for most streams by a female artist in the country genre, besting Carrie Underwood’s 2018 album, Cry Pretty (14.44 million streams).

Girl moved 46,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, which puts it at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Girl is also No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

“I am blown away by the support this last week,” says Maren. “My fans were already screaming the lyrics at the show the day after the album came out. I am so shocked and thankful to have broken this record for country music!”

The album’s title track is currently No. 25 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after nine weeks. The 14-track offering also features collaborations with Brothers Osborne on “All My Favorite People” and Brandi Carlile on “Common.”

Maren is currently on the North American leg of her Girl World Tour with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and beyond this spring before heading to Europe and Australia.

photo by Jason Simanek

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell