Maren Morris was the power Woman of Route 91 Harvest Festival as she was the second to last performer on the main stage Saturday night. To put it in perspective, Both Friday and Sunday only had 1 female performer and neither performed on the main stage, they were also the opening act of the entire day on the smaller stage. Saturday saw the most female performers, with 4, two on the smaller stage and 2 on the main stage. Only male acts were chosen to close out all three evenings.
It’s no secret it’s been harder for female acts to break through in Country Music, but both Morris and Lauren Alaina who also took the main stage proved they had just as right to that stage as any male!
Following the tragedy of the terrible shooting Sunday night at the festival, Marren released a previously unreleased song called “Dear Hate” which features Vince Gill.
Morris shared that she wrote this song three years ago and it never seemed like there would be a good time to put it out, but that she wanted to remind people of love and music during these dark times. Listen to the song below and view the photo gallery of her performing at the festival.
“Dear hate, I saw you on the news today…”
Help victims of the Las Vegas Concert Shooting by donating to Music City Cares: http://t.cfmt.org/MusicCityCares Written by: Maren Morris, Tom Douglas, David Hodges
Morris put on an electrifying performance that media was allowed to shoot from the soundbooth. That being said, the photo gallery below was the most up close shots we could get! Enjoy!
Going to Route 91 Harvest was driven by the sole reason that Country Artist Kelleigh Bannen was performing! She is after all one of our favorite artists/people to ever exist! We last saw her performing in June at CMA Fest and quite frankly, that entirely too long! She’s a gem and we feel lucky to have found her.
Bannen’s time in Las Vegas was short lived but not without exciting memories. I mean, who else got to share a nightcap with a RAT?!
Bannen kicked off the ‘Next From Nashville’ stage for day 2 of Route 91 Harvest and she did not disappoint! She performed songs off her EP including “Cheap Sunglasses,” Once Upon A,” “Landlocked” and even rapped TLC‘s “Waterfalls.” She ended her set with a very Vegas-esque song “Smoke When I Drink.”
Here’s a clip of “Daddy Got A Girlfriend” which has not officially been released yet!
After her set, Bannen even took time to meet all the fans who wanted to say hi and get a picture with the singer/songwriter. She shared more on social media later, including videos on her Instagram story where she watched Maren Morris and Sam Hunt from backstage! Clearly, she had no fun at all!
CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM ROUTE 91 HARVEST BELOW!
Sam Hunt has got to be the hottest newcomer in country music right now. No, we don’t mean looks, but some might argue that. 🙂 Not only is he charting on Country Radio, but he is also charting high on Pop Radio as well! His single “Body Like A Backroad” is dominating the airwaves and it’s not a surprise with how talented he is!
Hunt will be headlining night 1 of Route 91 Harvest Festival which is a huge honor, especially for someone newer to the scene!
It’s nice to see women on the charts and Maren Morris has been having great success with the release of her album Hero and songs like “My Church,” “80s Mercedes” and her latest release “I Could Use A Love Song” climbing the charts! It’s currently at #13! Take a listen below!
Morris is even joining former One Direction member, Niall Horan on tour! Talk about exposure! It’s not the first time Pop and Country Artists have gone on tour together. Taylor Swift took Ed Sheeran on her Red Tour while Kacey Musgraves has gone on tour with Katy Perry and soon with Harry Styles.
Morris will be performing at Route 91 Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 30th at 7:50pm on the Main Stage! Don’t miss her!
Lauren Alaina is on fire right now! With a #1 song in the books, it’s no wonder she is feeling great since her days on American Idol. Her album Road Less Traveled came out earlier this year and she has definitely been on everyone’s radar.
Check out our photo gallery of Lauren at the City of Hope softball game in June!
That’s why you can’t miss her show during Route 91 Harvest Festival later this month!! She will be performing on the Main Stage at 5:20pm on Saturday September 30th! Las Vegas won’t be ready!!