This International Women’s Day Maren Morris releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, GIRL. The album which Morris describes as “a one-woman rally cry of reassurance,” leads with her single GIRL. Coming from an honest place, Morris reflects on her own struggles being a female voice in a male-dominated industry. Addiotionally, the song is a reminder to herself and others to stand up against the haters and the programmers who refuse to play women on the radio.
Following the success of her pop collaboration “The Middle,” skeptics wonder if Morris will continue to dip her toe into the pop genre. However, Morris reassures us that GIRL is every bit as much a country album as her last.
GIRL includes fourteen tracks, including collaborations with Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and The Brothers Osborne. The album which shows a new side of Morris, plays to her flirty side. “The Feels” takes you back to the disco era, while “Good Women” portrays Morris as a bold and sexy wife to husband Ryan Hurd. In theme with the album’s title track, “Flavor” is the girl power anthem we were all promised. Including lyrics such as “I make my dough,” “won’t play the victim,” and “shut up and sing, well hell no I won’t,” Morris is the head chef ready to stir the pot.
To promote the album’s release, Morris is on tour with fellow women in country artists Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn. Selling out the majority of venues, before the album’s release we’re hopeful GIRL will prompt the attention women need in the music industry. Listen to GIRL 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 The 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