28 Jun MAREN MORRIS TO RECEIVE PROFILE ON CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING THIS WEEKEND, SUNDAY, JULY 3
“‘Hero,’ this 26-year-old singer and songwriter’s outstanding major label debut album, and perhaps the canniest country record in recent memory.”
– The New York Times
“’Hero’ is destined to be recalled as one of the formidable first albums of the decade.”
– The Wall Street Journal
Nashville, TN – Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris will be featured on CBS News Sunday Morning this weekend, July 3, at 9am ET/8am CT.
The CBS News Sunday Morning profile will chronicle the Texas native’s path from early childhood to the release of her GOLD-certified first Country radio single “My Church” to the release of her Columbia Nashville label-debut album, HERO, which entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 [all genre] Chart, with 45,000 total units (of which 37,000 were pure album sales).
HERO continues to receive praise from the critics:
“‘Hero,’ this 26-year-old singer and songwriter’s outstanding major label debut album, and perhaps the canniest country record in recent memory.” – The New York Times
“’Hero’ is destined to be recalled as one of the formidable first albums of the decade.” – The Wall Street Journal
“Full of heart and sweat, and 100 percent free of duds, Hero never backs down.” – Wired
“…Hero is unapologetic in both its attitude and the way it brings reggae and power-pop influences into its mix.” -Esquire
“Morris’ songs are tighter than a big hug from grandpa with no lyrical clichés.” – Garden & Gun
“…Hero, an adrenaline rush of a record that serves as her official introduction to the capital of country music.”- Huffington Post
About Maren Morris
26 Year-old Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal styling’s that reflect her country, folk and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Morris has entered the Country music genre like a lioness. The Arlington, Texas native was named as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country as well as a CMT Listen Up Artist of 2016, a VEVO Discover Artist, a SiriusXM “Artist To Watch in 2016,” one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” one of Spotify’s “Spotlight on Country 2016” Artists and many 2016 Watch Lists including USA Today, Billboard, Huffington Post and the Boston Globe to name a few. Morris’ label-debut album, HERO, released via Columbia Nashville on June 3 and one week after it was available HERO entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans across all genres, with 45,000 total units (of which 37,000 are pure album sales). With this, Morris became the first artist in the history of Columbia Nashville to open at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Charts with a debut album in the Soundscan era. Morris’ debut single from HERO, “My Church,” set a record at Country radio by having the most chart reporting stations to play a debut single by a country artist with 107 stations the week it hit the airwaves in addition to being certified GOLD by the RIAA. Her current single at radio is the fan favorite “80s Mercedes” a song that Billboard says “will set the mood for summertime” and was written by Morris and busbee, who also co-wrote “My Church.” Morris is currently on tour on the Keith Urban RipCORD World Tour 2016 in addition to her own headlining dates.