Singer/songwriter Maren Morris is set to release, HERO, the Texas native’s first major label full length album on June 3. Morris co-wrote the songs that make-up HERO and shared the producing duties along with songwriter/producer busbee, who co-wrote “My Church” the debut hit song by Morris.
In addition to “My Church,” out of the 11 tracks that comprise HERO is the widely-loved fan favourite “80’s Mercedes,” steamy “How It’s Done,” the album closer “Once” which highlights the singer/songwriter’s vocal talent and “I Wish I Was” which inspired Morris to name the album HERO.
“‘I Wish I Was’ is the most autobiographical song on this record and I admittedly was not the hero in that story, but I am the hero in mine. I’ve come such a long way from who I was in Texas, who I am as a writer, who I am as a woman today. I think the message of this record is self acceptance and awareness, and that to me is heroic.”
Morris has already been described as a “one woman southern gospel choir”, and as 2016 began she appeared on multiple “Watch Lists” including USA Today (5 Musicians To Watch Out For in 2016), SiriusXM (Artists to Watch in 2016), Huffington Post (#1 on their Country Artist’s to Watch in 2016), Boston Globe (16 Artists To Look Forward to Hearing in 2016) and Billboard, where Morris was featured as one of seven artists across all genres in the January 16 “Predictions Issue.”