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First CMA AWARDS Performers Announced!

The CMA Awards are bound to be amazing this year with Carrie Underwood back to host and teaming up with legendary acts Reba and Dolly Parton to co-host. Talk about a lot of female power!

The CMA Awards take place November 13 and the first performers have been announced.

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ Features Never-Before-Seen Collaborations and Performances of the Year’s Biggest Hits by Legendary Artists

“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” to Air Live from Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 13 on the ABC Television Network

Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been announced as the first group of performers for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Underwood with special guest hosts McEntire and Parton. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

Nine-time CMA Awards winner Parton will welcome for KING & COUNTRY and Williams to the CMA Awards stage for the first time ever to perform an inspirational gospel medley of “God Only Knows,” “There Was Jesus,” and Parton’s not-yet-released new song “Faith.” In an epic collaboration, Stapleton, a three-time nominee this year, will join P!NK to perform their duet, “Love Me Anyway.”

With three nominations this year, Church will perform his hit “Some Of It” from his CMA Album of the Year nominated album Desperate Man. Combs, the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and three-time nominee this year, will take the stage performing fan favorite “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” In addition to her guest host appearance, McEntire, a six-time CMA Awards winner, will perform her classic hit, “Fancy.” McEntire last performed the song at the CMA Awards in 2016 as part of a multi-artist medley, opening the 50th anniversary ceremony. Lambert, nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year this year, will bring her rising new single “It All Comes Out In The Wash” to the CMA Awards stage, while Morris will perform her three-time nominated hit, “GIRL.” Morris is the top nominated artist this year with six total nominations. Host and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Underwood, also a three-time nominee this year, is set to perform “Drinking Alone” from her CMA Album of the Year nominated album Cry Pretty, and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time nominee this year, Urban will perform his hit, “We Were.”

Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Maren Morris Proves ‘The Bones’ are Good in New Music Video

Maren Morris is living her best life with a #1 song and top selling album GIRL. For her new single The Bones, Morris took us along her much deserved vacation with husband Ryan Hurd. The video features actual footage of their travels to Hana. In a tweet, Morris remarks that the trek to Hana is much like a relationship. You weather the storms and make it through if the bones are good.

The Road to Hana is beautiful but a hell of a trek… kind of like the most meaningful & lasting human relationships we get to have. This is our journey on film for “The Bones” directed by our friend and Maui aficionado @AlexMFerrari 🌴🌊https://t.co/jSvHhYIFdS pic.twitter.com/imfpc3dNCV— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) August 15, 2019

Fans for Morris were happy to get a behind the scenes look at “Murd” (the name for Morris and Hurd) and loved the simple video for such a beautiful love song. Go along the Road to Hana with Maren Morris by watching the video here:

Superstar Maren Morris’ new video for “The Bones” premieres today. Directed by Alex Ferrari, the video features footage of Maren vacationing with her husband, singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd. Watch/share HERE.“The Bones” is taken from Morris’ sophomore album GIRL, which shattered the record for the largest-ever debut streaming week for a country album by a woman with 23.96 million streams in its first week. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and continues to receive rave reviews.The record’s title track, “GIRL,” just hit #1 on country radio, making it the first solo song by a woman to top the Billboard Country Airplay Chart since February 2018 and Morris’ third overall time at #1. Upon its release earlier this year, “GIRL” had the highest debut on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever.Morris kicks off the next leg of her GIRL: The World Tour later this month with performances at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. She will also support Miranda Lambert on her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour this fall. Visit marenmorris.com for full tour details.

This year Morris received five Grammy nominations and was awarded with a Billboard Music Award for Dance/Electronic Song alongside Zedd and Grey.Morris won a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards, was named New Artist of the Year at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, 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. She was also the most played female artist on country radio in 2017 and 2018.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-selling “My Church,” Gold-selling “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 works of 2016.

Recent critical praise for GIRL: “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 “Country’s most innovative young star”—NPR “Seriously soaring vocals” —Esquire “The country singer has something to say about how her genre handles women, skin and outspokenness.”—Playboy “Country star Maren Morris is the strongest she’s ever been…Now she’s testing the limits of just how far she can go.”—Women’s Health “Morris represents a new generation of women in country who are working to transcend the boundaries of their Nashville roots” —TIME “GIRL is a 14-song collection showcasing Morris at her prime, swerving lanes between genres while maintaining her deep and respectful country roots.”—GQ “However good Morris and her band sound on recorded tracks, they sound a hundred times better when you’re there in the room with them.”—UPROXX

Maren Morris Releases New Song “Dear Hate” After Route 91 Harvest Tragedy.

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.

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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!

Route 91 Artist Spotlight: Maren Morris

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.

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Morris will be performing at Route 91 Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 30th at 7:50pm on the Main Stage! Don’t miss her!