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Morris announces acoustic EP

Friday, May 24, 2019 – Maren Morris will release an EP, "Maren Morris: Reimagined," on May 31, featuring reworked acoustic renditions of three of her biggest hits with producer Dave Cobb through Apple Music.

As a companion to the EP, Apple Music will also be releasing a special short film that takes fans behind the scenes in the studio as Morris, who just released the CD "GIRL" earlier this year, shares the meaning behind "GIRL" "The Bones" and "The Middle" while giving each song a new, vocal-centric treatment.

"You can't walk in with any ego," Morris said of songwriting. "It's just about going in and getting the best song. That's why so many of my closest friends I met though these co-writes. It's because you learn so much so quickly in a co-write with somebody because you're like, 'hi, nice to meet you. Let me bear my soul to you for the next several hours.'"

About the EP and working with Dave Cobb, she says: "I think the mark of a good song is you can rearrange it up and it still is a very defining song. Dave you know, his production is so rootsy and very soulful and Americana, and he just understands that sound so intensely. I love the way it turned out."

"GIRL" was produced by busbee and Greg Kurstin.

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Hero CD review - Hero
Maren Morris scored a hit out of the box with "My Church," the best of 11 songs on her major label full-length debut. The Texan infuses the song she wrote with uber producer busbee (he's worked with everyone from Keith Urban on "Ripcord" to 5 Seconds of Summer and Shakira and is one of three producers here including Morris) with mighty vocals powering a midtempo, soulful reading extolling the redemptive powers of playing music with the windows rolled down. »»»
Maren Morris CD review - Maren Morris
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Live, Shelley proves she's the real deal – After the concert, Joan Shelley was greeted by a fan at the near sold-out club who had never seen her before. The first timer told the Louisville, Ky.-based folk-oriented singer that she wanted to see for herself if Shelley's vocals were the real deal live. The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
Concert Review: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
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