Morris debuts in fourth
Sunday, March 17, 2019
– Maren Morris has the lone country CD in the Billboard top 10.
With Juice WRLD's "Death Race for Love" topping the chart, Morris was fourth with "GIRL" with 46,000 units including 25,000 of that sum in album sales.
Morris did better than her debut, "Hero," which launched in fifth.
"Girl" was the highest charting country album by a female artist in more than five months. Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty" debuted at number 1 on the Sept. 29, 2018 rankings.
The charts will be released on Tuesday.
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Maren Morris, who had a huge pop hit with "The Middle," is never going to be anybody's ideal traditional country singer. Although, thankfully, there isn't anything that mind-numbingly beat-driven on her "GIRL" album, this is a full-length that will likely appeal as much to Morris' pop fans, as her country followers.
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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. »»»
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 - »»»