MAREN MORRIS RECEIVES FOUR GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
December 7, 2016
MOST NOMINATED COUNTRY ARTIST:
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
BEST COUNTRY SONG
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
THIS WEEK MORRIS RECEIVING ‘BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST’ AWARD
AT BILLBOARD WOMEN IN MUSIC
PERFORMING ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Nashville, TN – Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris closes out a banner year with FOUR nominations, making her the most nominated Country artist, for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards including BEST NEW ARTIST in the General Field category as well as THREEin the Country category, BEST COUNTRY ALBUM for Morris’ co-produced major label debut album HERO which Rolling Stone listed as No. 13 of their 50 Best Albums of 2016 and BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE and BEST COUNTRY SONG for “My Church,” the song Morris co-wrote with busbee and that Garden & Gun magazine named as the Song of the Year.
“I’ve grown up watching the GRAMMYS, and they are such a pinnacle for an artist. I’m so honored to be nominated by my peers who I am so inspired by every day,” says Morris.
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Adding to the excitement of the week, Morris is set to receive the “BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST” Award at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music gala (Friday, December 9th) and is making her first appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live as the musical guest for the December 10th episode.
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. 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. With this, the Arlington, Texas native 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 PLATINUM by the RIAA. She tied for the most nominations with FIVE at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, including Album of the Year (HERO), Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (“My Church”), Song of the Year (“My Church) and New Artist of the Year which she won, marking her first CMA Award. 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 has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, CBS Sunday Morning, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers,Sprout’s Sunny Side Up, the 50th Annual CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards and recently wrapped the Keith Urban RipCORD World Tour 2016. Morris will embark on her own, first-ever headlining tour, The HERO Tour 2017, beginning February 2017.