|“A Texas songwriter with a sharp eye, a velvet voice and a mean streak…‘GIRL’ sets the bar high right away. It’s the most ambitious and eccentric song she’s done yet, an emotional powerhouse driven by jagged rock guitar.”— Rolling Stone|
“GIRL spends its time expanding Morris’ sound, with her super-sized voice—one of the strongest sets of pipes on the Top 40 these days—leading the charge.”— Rolling Stone Country
“[A] sharp and instantly appealing new 14-song collection…”— Entertainment Weekly
“An album that shows off her pop-songwriting chops—and stands out in the bro-dominated country field.”— The Ringer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — GIRL, the new album from superstar Maren Morris, is out today—International Women’s Day—on Columbia Nashville—listen here. The album, Morris’ second, features history-making title track “GIRL”—which had the highest debut onBillboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever—as well as Brandi Carlile collaboration “Common” and “The Bones.”
Morris kicks off her GIRL World Tour in celebration of the release in Chicago this weekend, with her first ever headline date at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium next Wednesday, March 13 and further dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and beyond this spring before heading to Europe and Australia. Visit marenmorris.com for full tour details.
In addition, Morris performed on “The Today Show” this morning and will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” next week as well as Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on March 19.
GIRL comes three years after Morris’ breakout debut album Hero and explores how her life has changed since then—a skyrocketing career, falling in love, becoming engaged and then married—and the highs and lows in between.
Morris is fresh off the heels of five Grammy nominations including Record of the Year and Pop Duo/Group performance for her massively acclaimed hit “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey, Country Solo Performance for her Elton John cover “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” and Country Duo/Group Performance and Country Song for her Vince Gill collaboration “Dear Hate.”
“The Middle” broke the record for most weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, also making Morris the first country artist to top that chart. Morris was the most played female artist on country radio in 2018 and 2017, fitting for the artist who was awarded Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in 2017.
Morris is a Grammy Award winner for Best Country Solo Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards and was named New Artist of the Year at the 50th Annual CMA Awards. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington, Texas got her start playing in bars around her hometown and quickly made a name for herself with her Gold-certified debut album Hero and its Platinum “My Church,” Gold “80s Mercedes” and “I Could Use A Love Song.” Hero and its singles topped charts nationwide, set Country radio records, and were some of the most critically acclaimed of 2016.
March 8, 2019