MAREN MORRIS PERFORMS TONIGHT ON
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Nashville, TN – Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter and FOUR-time GRAMMY nominee Maren Morris is set to make her first appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live as the musical guest tonight, 11: 30pm ET/10:30pm CT on NBC.
About Maren Morris
Twenty-six 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. Morris also received the most nominations with FOUR to her credit for a Country artist for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards including BEST NEW ARTIST, BEST COUNTRY ALBUM (HERO), BEST COUNTRY SONG and BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE, both for “My Church.” She was tapped by Billboard Magazine to receive the Billboard ‘BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST’ Award at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music Gala.
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.