In 2013 Maren Morris packed her bags and made the big move from Arlington, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her dreams. Seven years later, on January 5, 2020, the singer is celebrating yet another anniversary with a reflective post shared on her Instagram page.
"7 years ago today, I had short hair, some okay (alright, crap) demos in my pocket and moved into a Craigslist house sight unseen for $350 a month," she wrote in the caption paired with a photo of her years ago standing by a U-Haul and another of her in in 2019 on stage accepting one of her many awards.
"I wrote with anyone + everyone who’d sit in a room with me. I got better, and I found my tribe of people I loved to create with and we’d geek out over The Cardigans and Sheryl Crow records," she reflects. "Looking at the gap between these photos, I actually do know where the time goes. It gets encapsulated in each fantastic, mundane, life-changing, soul-crushing, mediocre, hallelujah song in my catalogue. Cheers to 7 years, Nashville, and to the friends here I now am lucky to call family."
Morris' seven years in Music City sure have been "life-changing" for the singer to say the least. Since moving to Nashville Morris has won two CMA Awards and a Grammy for 2017's single "My Church" among many other nominations. She's also seen great success from her collaboration with Zedd and Grey, "The Middle."
In a recent post shared on her Instagram Morris reflected on her most recent achievements in 2019. "My overarching feeling is gratitude. I scared the hell out of myself this year. I put out GIRL, joined @thehighwomen, did my biggest international tour, did Playboy (clothed, prudes), sang with Dolly [Parton], lost a dear friend, found out I was pregnant + won Album of the Year at the CMA’s."
Aside from musical endeavor over the last seven years, Morris also met and married fellow songwriter Ryan Hurd. The couple, who married in 2018, now have a baby boy on the way due in late March or early April.
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