Morris, Hurd record first duet
Sunday, February 7, 2021
– Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris will debut "Chasing After You" this Friday.
"Maren and I met writing songs, and we've sung on each other's records and written together, but this is the first time we've gotten to do an actual duet together," said Hurd. "It feels like the timing is really perfect, and it's a full circle moment to get to make music together in this way."
"Chasing After You" was written by Brinley Addington and Jerry Flowers, and produced by Teddy Reimer and Aaron Eshuis. It follows Hurd's "EOM" EP released last year, featuring his celebrated single "Every Other Memory."
Signed to Sony Music Nashville in January 2017, Hurd will release his new single and future recordings on the Arista Nashville imprint, moving from RCA Nashville.
Morris recently released the song "Better Than We Found It," a socially conscious song.
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. ...