Country music singer Maren Morris, known as the voice behind the hit song “My Church,” has surprisingly decided to leave the genre. Besides this, Morris has also revealed details of her divorce with fellow country singer Ryan Hurd.
Born in Arlington, Texas, Maren Morris grew up with naturally great singing ability. While Maren’s solo work has always been commendable, she also has hit collabs with singers like Zedd, Grey, and her former husband, Ryan Hurd.
Morris has worked with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires by forming a group called “The Highwomen.” Besides her hit country music, Morris has also advocated for the rights of trans people and has donated her earnings to make Nashville a better place to live for those in need.
Maren’s life seems to be taking a major turn this year, as other than leaving her truly beloved genre, Morris has also announced that she will be divorcing her country singer husband, Ryan Hurd.
Maren Morris’s Net Worth
After many successful albums and songs that topped charts all over America, Maren Morris has managed to collect a net worth of $8 Million. Morris’ songs ended up having around 2.5 million streams on Spotify soon after their release.
Her initial success attracted many labels, out of which Maren signed to Columbia Nashville in 2015. Since then, her songs My Church topped at No.1 on the Top Heatseekers chart, Rich and I Could Use a Love Song topped at No.10 on Billboard, and The Bones ended up on the Top Songs Chart in 2020.
While her singles were making enough noise, Maren also did many successful collaborations, out of which Zedd’s The Middle became the most successful collab. Morris was the lead vocalist on this 2018 song, and she gained many fans in the pop genre after this.
This marked the start of Morris’ journey in Pop music and other genres instead of just focusing on producing Country music. It’s no surprise that after all of these successful collaborations and songs, she ended up with a net worth of millions. It’s not confirmed whether her net worth will change after the divorce with Ryan Hurd.
Maren Morris: About The Singer
Born and brought up in Arlington, Texas, Maren Morris was born to hair salon owners. This led to her spending most of her time at the salon and even working there once she was old enough to take responsibility.
However, after Morris performed a karaoke song perfectly at one of the salon parties, her father, Greg Morris, knew Maren could be a popular singer one day. Impressed by her natural singing abilities, Greg encouraged his daughter to keep performing her songs.
After being given a guitar by her parents at age 12, Maren went on to practice country music and eventually started performing at various bars and clubs. While all of her friends were having fun slumber parties, she would be busy trying to make an image for herself at jobs.
Morris soon tried to audition for many singing competitions, although she was rejected later. When visiting her friend Kacey Musgraves, she was inspired to move to Nashville, Tennessee, and packed a U-Haul to move to the place.
There, she was introduced to Carla Wallace, who was impressed by her abilities and wanted her to start writing songs. Maren Morris has written songs for musicians like Kelly Clarkson and Tim McGraw.
Once she started recording songs for herself, there was no going back for Morris. Her release My Church ended up being so popular that it landed her an official label contract with Columbia Nashville.
Despite being known for her work in the Country genre, Morris has now decided that she no longer wants to be a part of it. This comes after Maren’s interview with the Los Angeles Times, where she revealed she has “said everything” and no longer wanted to be a part of it.
Maren Morris also feels that the Country music industry fails to recognize its racist and misogynistic values and doesn’t host a lot of opportunities for women of color.
While her Country music journey might have come to an end, Morris will continue releasing music filled with her true emotions and feelings. At present, Morris is busy working on new songs that will be revealed to her fans soon.