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Morris sets Hero tour

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – Maren Morris will launch her first headlining tour, The Hero Tour 2017, in February.

Morris, who has had hits with "My Church" and "80s Mercedes," announced 11 shows, starring Feb. 3 in Boston, with more to come soon. She released her major label debut, "Hero," in June. Tickets go on sale Oct. 21.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 3 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Feb. 4 TLA Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 16 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Feb. 17 Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
Feb. 18 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
March 1 Brick Street Oxford, OH
March 3 Boondocks Pub Springfield, IL
March 4 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
March 23 Cambridge Room, House of Blues Dallas, TX
March 24 Bronze Peacock Room, House of Blues Houston, TX
March 25 Gruene Hall New Braunfels, TX

Morris, 26, will wrap the 50-plus city, 6-month, tour as part of Keith Urban ripCORD World Tour 2016 on Nov. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Morris will sing "80s Mercedes" today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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GIRL CD review - GIRL
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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
After going the indie route in her native Texas, Maren Morris releases a five-song EP to serve as an intro for the hoped for masses. Morris, who has penned songs for Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson, starts off with the edgier sounding "My Church." With an easy-going pace, Morris is elastic with her words, puts a bit of twang and gospel feel into her delivery and sings with authority when she asks "Can I get a hallelujah?/Can I get an amen?" But her salvation is FM radio - »»»
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: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
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