MAREN MORRIS’ GIRL MARKS LARGEST EVER DEBUT STREAMING WEEK FOR A COUNTRY ALBUM BY A WOMAN

#4 ON THE BILLBOARD 200, #1 ON BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

WINS TWO 2019 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS

OUT NOW ON COLUMBIA NASHVILLE, CURRENTLY TOURING NORTH AMERICA

“Maren Morris is the future of country music.”—TIME

“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

“Morris is one of music’s most curious young artists currently working…GIRL is a 14-song collection showcasing [her] at her prime, swerving lanes between genres while maintaining her deep and respectful country roots. It’s both nostalgic…and forward-thinking…It sounds warm and homey and expensive all at once, an album you play front to back to savor and unpack in your own time.” —GQ

GIRL is terrifyingly good. Across 14 songs, all of which bear Morris’s name in the credits, she offers a masterclass in hell-raising country rock (‘All My Favorite People,’ which features Brothers Osborne), super-sized pop (‘Girl’), and pulsating soul (‘Make Out With Me’).”—Esquire

“Maren Morris is a little bit Springsteen, a little bit Teenage Dream” —Stereogum

“GIRL spends its time expanding Morris’ sound, with her super-sized voice— one of the strongest sets of pipes on the Top 40 these days— leading the charge.” —Rolling Stone Country

“[A] sharp and instantly appealing new 14-song collection...” —Entertainment Weekly

“A sophistication that feels like something metaphysical.” —The Washington Post

GIRL, superstar Maren Morris’ new album, has 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 debuts this week at #4 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and continues to receive rave reviews.

“I am blown away by the support this last week,” says Morris. “My fans were already screaming the lyrics at the show the day after the album came out. I am so shocked and thankful to have broken this record for country music!”

GIRL, released March 8 on Columbia Nashville, has also broken Apple Music and Amazon streaming records. The album, Morris’ second, features history-making title track “GIRL”—which had the highest debut on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever—as well as Brandi Carlile collaboration “Common” and “The Bones.” Watch Morris perform the album’s title track on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” here, and her performances on “TODAY” here. Morris will appear on “Watch What Happens Live” tomorrow, March 19.

Additionally, to cap off an outstanding release week, Morris took home the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards for “Song of the Year” and “Dance Song of the Year” for her massively acclaimed hit “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey.

Morris is currently on the North American leg of her GIRL World Tour with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and beyond this spring before heading to Europe and Australia. Visit marenmorris.com for full tour details.

GIRL comes three years after Morris’ breakout debut album Hero and explores how her life has changed since then—a skyrocketing career, falling in love, becoming engaged and then married—and the highs and lows in between.

Morris is fresh off the heels of five Grammy nominations including Record of the Year and Pop Duo/Group performance for “The Middle,” Country Solo Performance for her Elton John cover “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” and Country Duo/Group Performance and Country Song for her Vince Gill collaboration “Dear Hate.”

“The Middle” broke the record for most weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, also making Morris the first country artist to top that chart. Morris was the most played female artist on country radio in 2018 and 2017, fitting for the artist who was awarded Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in 2017.

Morris is a Grammy award winner for Best Country Solo Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards and was named New Artist of the Year at the 50th Annual CMA Awards. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington, Texas got her start playing in bars around her hometown and quickly made a name for herself with her Gold certified debut album Hero and its Platinum “My Church,” Gold “80s Mercedes” and “I Could Use A Love Song.” Hero and its singles topped charts nationwide, set Country radio records, and were some of the most critically acclaimed of 2016.


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MAREN MORRIS—GIRL
1. GIRL
2. The Feels
3. All My Favorite People (featuring Brothers Osborne)
4. A Song for Everything
5. Common (featuring Brandi Carlile)
6. Flavor
7. Make Out With me
8. Gold Love
9. Great Ones
10. RSVP
11. To Hell & Back
12. The Bones
13. Good Woman
14. Shade


MAREN MORRIS—GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR
*with Cassadee Pope
†with RaeLynn


March 18 /// Denver, CO /// Fillmore Auditorium*
March 19 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Union*
March 21 /// Portland, OR /// Crystal Ballroom*
March 22 /// Seattle, WA /// Showbox SoDo*
March 23 /// Seattle, WA /// Showbox SoDo*
March 26 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Masonic*
March 28 /// Anaheim, CA /// House of Blues Anaheim*
March 29 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Wiltern*
March 30 /// Los Angeles , CA /// The Wiltern*
April 11 /// Atlanta, GA /// Coca-Cola Roxy†
April 13 /// Fort Lauderdale, FL /// Tortuga Festival
April 18 /// Houston, TX /// Revention Music Center†
April 19 /// Dallas, TX /// Bomb Factory†
April 20 /// New Braunfels, TX /// Whitewater Amphitheatre†
April 25 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Stage AE†
April 26 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore†
April 27 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues - Boston†
May 2 /// Washington, DC /// Anthem†
May 3 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel†
May 4 /// New York, NY /// Terminal 5†
May 9 /// Saint Louis, MO /// The Pageant†
May 10 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Egyptian Room at Old National
May 17 /// Berlin, DE /// Columbia Theatre†
May 18 /// Cologne, DE /// Kantine†
May 19 /// Zurich, Switzerland /// Mascotte†
May 21 /// Hamburg, DE /// Greunspan†
May 22 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Columbia Theatre†
May 24 /// Dublin, IE /// The Academy†
May 25 /// Leeds, UK /// O2 Academy Leeds†
May 26 /// Glasgow, UK /// O2 Academy Glasgow†
May 27 /// Manchester, UK /// Albert Hall†
May 29 /// Bristol, UK /// O2 Academy Bristol†
May 30 /// Birmingham, UK /// O2 Institute†
May 31 /// London, UK /// Royal Albert Hall†
June 15 /// Manchester, TN /// Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 21 /// Chicago, IL /// LakeShake Festival
July 19 /// Brooklyn, Ml /// Faster Horses
July 20 /// Eau Claire, WI /// Country Jam USA
August 2 /// Merritt, BC /// Merritt Rockin' River Festival
August 3 /// Duncan, BC /// Sunfest Country
August 4 /// George, WA /// Watershed Festival
August 8-11 /// Oro, ON /// Boots and Hearts Music Festival
August 16 /// Auckland, NZ /// The Logan Campbell Centre
August 17 /// Christchurch, NZ /// Town Hall
August 19 /// Brisbane, AU /// Brisbane City Hall
August 21 /// Melbourne, AU /// Forum Theatre
August 22 /// Sydney, AU /// Enmore Theatre
August 23 /// Canberra, AU /// UC Refectory
August 30 /// Grand Island, NE /// Nebraska State Fair