Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris hits #1 on Hot Country Songs this week with “The Bones,” marking the first time since 2016 that a solo woman has topped the hybrid chart. “The Bones” ousted “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, which held the #1 spot for 21 weeks. In addition, CBS This Morning attended Maren’s Houston Rodeo performance—her biggest show to date with more than 60,000 tickets sold. Watch her exclusive interview with Anthony Mason that aired this morning here.
Last week, Maren received RIAA Gold certification for her critically lauded 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 also debuted #4 on Billboard 200 and #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums. Additionally, “The Bones” recently topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart for two consecutive weeks, making it the first solo female back-to-back #1 since 2012, her fourth #1 single to date and the first solo female Billboard Country #1 since her single “GIRL” topped the chart last summer.
Maren leads the 2020 ACM Awards nominations this year with five nods including Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for GIRL.
Later this year Maren will embark on “RSVP: The Tour” throughout North America, including festival dates at Governors Ball Music Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience and headline stops in Los Angeles, Boston, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre and many more. Supporting acts James Arthur, Ryan Hurd and Caitlyn Smith are confirmed for select dates. The tour kicks off in June.
Tickets for “RSVP: The Tour” are currently on sale to the public. For more information please visit https://www.marenmorris.com/.
2019 was a monumental year for the singer songwriter who took home Album of the Year at the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, where she was the most nominated artist. Her record shattering album GIRL continues to receive widespread critical praise—Variety hailed it as “the best as well as most important mainstream country-star album of the year.” GIRL was also featured amongst the Best of 2019 by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, GQ, People, Vice, Paste, Stereogum and Uproxx.
Further 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
“As effortlessly modern as she is steeped in heritage, Morris has shown us she can do it all when she wants to.”—Los Angeles Times
“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
“She isn’t just a performer who evokes emotion from a crowd, but one that knows how to adjust her set for different circumstances.”—UPROXX
MAREN MORRIS LIVE
May 24 Napa, CA BottleRock Napa Valley
June 5 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*‡
June 6 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*‡
June 7 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
July 10 Calgary, AB The Scotiabank Saddledome
July 24 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheatre*‡
July 25 Jacksonville, FL Dailey’s Amphitheater*‡
July 30 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*‡
August 7 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre*‡
August 8 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park*‡
August 21 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheater*
August 22 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater*‡
August 22-23 Lexington, KY Railbird Festival
August 27 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre*
August 28 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena*
September 4-6 Aspen, CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass
September 7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre†
September 10 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre†‡
September 11 Portland, OR Moda Center – Theater of the Clouds†
September 17 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre†‡
September 18 Charlottesville, VA Sprint Pavilion†‡
September 19 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion†‡
September 25 Montréal, QC Corona Theatre‡
October 1 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater†‡
October 9 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP†‡
October 15 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU†‡
October 17 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre†
*with Ryan Hurd
†with James Arthur
‡with Caitlyn Smith