Morris signs with Sony
Thursday, September 10, 2015
– Texas singer Maren Morris signed with Columbia Nashville imprint of Sony Nashville.
The Texas-native was a winner of the 2012 New Music Seminar's "Artist on the Verge" award. Her songwriting cuts include Tim McGraw's "Last Turn Home" on "Sundown Heaven Town" and Kelly Clarkson's "Second Wind."
Morris, who now lives in Nashville, will hit the road next on select dates with Sam Hunt and Little Big Town. Morris' next show will be Oct. 2 with Hunt in Charlotte, N.C.
Morris has released several full-length recordings on her own.
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