Maren Morris on Thinking Outside the Box: The Ram Report
Maren Morris has been compared to everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Rihanna, with the diverse praise a reflection of her many influences. The Texas-born singer-songwriter grew up listening to all kinds of music and showcases her eclectic taste on her upcoming album, Hero.
“This is my first record so I kind of want to come out of the gate doing exactly what I love,” she tells Rolling Stone Country of her debut LP, due out June 3rd.
And what she loves is music that can’t be put into any sort of box.
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“I didn’t really set out to make a country or a pop record,” says the singer. “I just wanted it to feel like me. And ‘me’ is listening to. . . so many genres. If it’s fun and it’s true to you, I don’t really see the point of labeling it.”
Morris is a co-writer of all 11 tracks on Hero, including the Top 5 country hit, “My Church.” Before scoring a record deal, she also wrote for the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Tim McGraw.