Maren Morris Pays It Forward at the CMAs

Maren Morris Pays It Forward at the CMAs

During her acceptance speech for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 54th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 11, Maren Morris name-checked some of her favorite female voices of country music that her fans might not know. As she stepped up to the microphone for the third time of the night, after previously capturing CMA Single and Song of the Year for “The Bones,” Maren took the opportunity to mention the names of Linda Martell, Yola, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Brittney Spencer and Rhiannon Giddens.

Maren did this to honor the way that she was helped in the early days of her career. “So many artists like Miranda [Lambert] for instance have paid it forward for me as an artist and given me an opportunity, and Keith Urban and everyone that’s brought me out on tour over the years,” says Maren “I feel like you obviously want to thank your team and the writers, and luckily I got the chance three times tonight to kind of say everything I wanted to say. I felt like tonight I really am thankful and grateful for those women that have pioneered the way for me to get to do this. And I’m such a fan of country music and soul music and so discovering artists like Linda Martell and giving credit to people like Yola and Mickey Guyton, you know people that really should be more heard of, and so I just felt like as Female Vocalist of this year, of 2020, I wanted to share that moment with these women that don’t often get the credit that they deserve.”

Check out Maren’s CMA winning song “The Bones” right here.

photo by TCD

photo by TCD

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen