Maren Morris is an American country singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on Top Country Albums. Her debut single, "My Church", hit #1 on the Country Digital Songs chart in 2016 and reached Top 5 on the US Hot Country chart. Morris is the reigning 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year and was nominated for four awards, including Best New Artist, at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, where "My Church" won the award for Best Country Solo Performance.
On December 10, 2016, Morris performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Her music recording career started in 2005, with her debut studio album, Walk On, was released on June 14, 2005, by Mozzi Blozzi Music. Her subsequent release, All That it Takes, was released on October 22, 2007, by Smith Entertainment. Her third release, Live Wire, was released in 2011, by Mozzi Blozzi Music. Her major label debut album HERO was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Maren spent several years in Nashville writing songs for other artists, including "Last Turn Home" on Tim McGraw's 2014 album Sundown Heaven Town and "Second Wind", which Kelly Clarkson sang on her 2015 album Piece By Piece. HERO earned Maren Morris four Grammy nominations at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
The album was nominated for Best Country Album, "My Church" won Best Country Solo Performance and was nominated for Best Country Song. Morris was also nominated for the all-genre honor of Best New Artist. Morris was honored at Billboard Women in Music 2016 with the Breakthrough Star Award and she is set to receive the Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017. Morris will play at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom, Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 19:00.