20 Jan MAREN MORRIS’ “MY CHURCH” SETS COUNTRY RADIO RECORD
Singer/songwriter Maren Morris’ debut single “My Church” makes Country radio history today with a record breaking 107 first week Country radio chart reporting stations spinning the song that the Village Voice describes as being a “windows-down anthem about finding composure and contentment behind the wheel.” As the No. 1 most added song at Country radio for the week, “My Church” sets the record for the highest charting debut single by a female in Country Aircheck’s Mediabase history and with today’s massive radio impact, “My Church” leaps to No. 32 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. The previous record for a debut single was 99 “adds” at impact date, until today.
“My Church,” the first single off the Texas singer/songwriter’s forthcoming album due later this year, was co-written and co-produced by Morris along with songwriter and producer Busbee (Christina Aguilera, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town) and appeared on Morris’ self-titled EP, Maren Morris, which released in November reaching the top position on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. The EP has received glowing marks from the Village Voice, Dallas Observer, Pop Dust and NPR Music listed the track “I Wish I Was” as one of their Favorite Songs of 2015 touting “At the starting gate of a big career, this 25-year-old Texan shows the swagger and the style of a young Bonnie Raitt.”
In addition to turning heads in the Media and Radio world, fellow Nashville artists have taken note of Morris’ artistry. Most recent was Country Music superstar Keith Urban as he tapped Morris to join his RipCORD World Tour 2016 along with Brett Eldredge with dates throughout the summer in most major markets including Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington, DC.
Furthermore, as fans of Morris anxiously await news of her forthcoming album the “one woman southern gospel choir” [Storme Warren, SiriusXM’s The Highway] continues to appear on multiple 2016 Watch Lists including USA Today (5 Musicians To Watch Out For in 2016), SiriusXM (Artists to Watch in 2016), Huffington Post (#1 on their Country Artist’s to Watch in 2016), Boston Globe (16 Artists To Look Forward to Hearing in 2016) and Billboard, where Morris was featured as one of seven artists across all genres in the January 16 “Predictions Issue.”