Maren Morris had every reason to take to the red carpet at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with confidence. Stepping onto the red carpet in a striking plum colored dress, strappy white heels, and with four Grammy nominations, Maren just knew it was her night to shine. Nominated for more awards than any other country artist, Maren’s first Grammys were more spectacular than most. Maren’s debut album Hero was up for Best Country Album, her single My Church was up for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, while Maren herself was nominated alongside fellow women of country artist Kelsea Ballerini for Best New Artist.
But the most surprising and exciting moment of the night for Maren was when she took home the award of Best Country Solo Performance over Grammy veterans Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark, and Keith Urban who were also nominated for the prize. Defying expectations all night long, Maren Morris will go down in the history books as the woman who paved the way for women in country at the Grammys.
But the night wasn't over just yet for Maren. In addition to her nominations, Maren was given the opportunity to perform alongside soulful great Alicia Keys. Together they performed Morris’ hit Once, which stirred up quite a buzz among the country music community.
Clearly the Grammy’s proved one thing to us all: Maren Morris knows how to get it done! So make sure to check out Morris’ debut Grammy performance if you haven’t already and find her album Hero here.
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began Next Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org