Maren Morris has spent the last ten years making waves in country music with hit songs, Grammy awards, and headlining concert tours.
Many pre-teen and teenage girls sing along with her songs at her shows, and she takes the role model role very seriously. Maren told us recently , “Yeah, I meet a lot of young girls at my shows in the crowd, and they’re always so sweet. I try to give them my guitar picks when I walk by. I hope they go and play guitar.”
She recalls her musical role model when she was just a girl. “I remember my first concert being LeAnn Rimes and just being so in awe of her. And I think I was eight or nine years old, and just looking up to her and thinking, ‘Wow, someday that could be me.’ [That] kind of responsibility is a huge deal to me.”
That got even bigger for her when she had her son Hayes in 2020, “Now that I’m a parent, even though I have a boy, I feel like through my words, through my lyrics, through my activism, like whatever I’m doing. Young girls are seeing it. Young kids are seeing it, and hopefully, they’re being inspired to just be themselves and not water themselves down or dim their light in any way.”
As she celebrates her 33rd birthday today (4/10), we take a look at eleven songs that secured her success in country music and beyond.