Country Music #GRAMMYs Nominations 2017
Dec06

Country Music #GRAMMYs Nominations 2017

The 59th GRAMMY Awards were announced this morning (Dec. 6), with last year’s Best New Artist winner Meghan Trainor unveiling the contestants for the marquee categories live on CBS. The field is led by Beyoncé with 9 nominations, followed by similarly huge stars Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West (8 each).  Maren Morris closes out a banner year with 4 nominations, making her the most nominated Country artist, including Best New Artist....

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Maren Morris + Alicia Keys = CMT Crossroads
Sep06

Maren Morris + Alicia Keys = CMT Crossroads

Maren Morris has teamed up with pop legend Alicia Keys in an upcoming episode of CMT’s Crossroads. The series, which pairs country artists with musicians from other genres. The popular show exposes the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing a wide array of popular artists with country stars. The result is usually a genre-defying sound that showcases both artists’ styles and their common love of music. Crossroads most recent...

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Album Review: Maren Morris – Hero
Jun06

Album Review: Maren Morris – Hero

Texas native Maren Morris’ Sony Music Nashville debut Hero contains 11 honest tracks that push boundaries musically. She has created the perfect package for listeners. Not only did a fearless Morris co-write all 11 tracks but she also produced them as well, with some help from Mike Busbee and Brad Hill. Hero shows a lot of grit and sarcasm. It digs deep and displays a story of someone who is strong yet, continues to keep a wall up....

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Concert Review: Maren Morris at Skooters Roadhouse presented by US 99.5
Apr23

Concert Review: Maren Morris at Skooters Roadhouse presented by US 99.5

Can we get a hallelujah? Chicago radio station US99.5 joined forces with Skooters Roadhouse in Shorewood, IL on Wednesday, April 20 to bring a special FREE Maren Morris concert hosted by radio personality, Drew Walker, as part of the station’s Miller Lite New Country on Tap. Morris humbly and confidently took the stage for a 9-song acoustic set comprised of songs from her current EP, songs she had written that were recorded by...

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#7QuickClicks: 7 Artists Who Are Keepin’ It Country
Mar11

#7QuickClicks: 7 Artists Who Are Keepin’ It Country

Today’s country music is filled with tan legs, short shorts and Fireball whiskey. Somewhere along the way we lost the connection and the storytelling. While sippin’ Fireball in a cornfield is still a story, it’s not necessarily a meaningful one. Also, where have the steel guitars, fiddles and banjo’s disappeared to? Well, they haven’t gone far, in fact, there are plenty of country music artists today who...

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