Maren Morris Says Writing For Tim McGraw Was Validation

Maren Morris’ debut single, “My Church,” may have been the song that introduced her voice to the world, but it was another tune that Maren credits as changing her life. Early in her songwriting career in Nashville, Maren teamed up with fellow musician (now-boyfriend) Ryan Hurd to pen a song titled “Last Turn Home.” The song found its way onto Tim McGraw’s 2014 album, Sundown Heaven Town, and Morris says that moment helped solidify her as a songwriter in town.  Maren tells People, “To have Tim be the first person to ever cut one of my songs was just the purest form of validation.”


·       But Maren also admits that she couldn’t remain purely a songwriter for long; there was an itch to make her own music, too. She says, “I missed being onstage behind the microphone. After a while it was hard to hear another voice singing my lyrics.”

Maren Morris Talks Inspiration For Debut Single “My Church”

Maren Morris’ debut single “My Church” is nearing the top ten on the country charts and is a hit with country fans. She says, “‘My Church’ was inspired when I was on a drive. I feel like a lot of my song titles are inspired when I’m in the car. So I just wanted to write a song that didn’t feel preachy, but encapsulated that feeling of what I Feel is my version of church.

Maren Morris Makes Country Radio History With Debut Single “My Church”

Newcomer Maren Morris has made country radio history this week with her debut single “My Church.” With a record breaking 107 first week chart reporting stations spinning the tune, “My Church” is #1 most added song at country radio for the week and also sets the record for the highest-charting debut single by a female in Country Aircheck’s Mediabase History.


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