Morris, Hurd announce pregnancy
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
– It's going to be a boy for Maren Morris and husband Ryan Hurd, Morris announced on her Instagram page.
Morris said on her page, "The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the "GIRL" headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out. See you in 2020, little one."
Morris and Hurd, who has a recording career as well, first met in 2013 at a song co-writing session. They started dating two years later and became engaged in July 2017. The two were married on March 24, 2018, in Nashville.
Morris also is a member of The Highwomen, which also includes Brandi Carlisle, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hembe.
Ryan Hurd may well end up being the biggest musical thing out of Kalamazoo, Mich. (does anyone remember The Verve Pipe?) without anybody's help. So far, he's carved out a mild hit for himself ("To a T") and secured a deal with a big label who have high hopes. Hurd's sizzle factor grew exponentially when he married country superstar Maren Morris in 2018.
The idea of this almost-an-album (seven tracks) is - mostly -- a slower take on songs that Hurd had some hand in writing. »»»
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.
The first great song, "A Song For Everything," addresses that mysterious intersection between one's favorite songs and significant life events. »»»
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. »»»