Wednesday, March 16, 2016
– Maren Morris, the voice behind the hit single "My Church," releases her major label debut, "Hero," on June 3 on Sony.
The disc includes 11 tracks, all of which Morris had a hand in writing. Some of the songs on last year's EP are included.
"'I Wish I Was' is the most autobiographical song on this record, and I admittedly was not the hero in that story, but I am the hero in mine. I've come such a long way from who I was in Texas, who I am as a writer, who I am as a woman today. I think the message of this record is self acceptance and awareness, and that to me is heroic."
Morris returns to her home state of Texas this week for appearances at SXSW in Austin. Morris will perform at The Spotify House on Wednesday (March 16) and YouTube Music at Coppertank on Thursday (March 17).
Morris will kick off the "Hero" release with the first stop on the Keith Urban RipCORD World Tour 2016 on June 3 in Kansas City.
The track listing is:
1. Sugar - Maren Morris/Brett Tyler/Laura Veltz
2. Rich - Maren Morris/Jessie Jo Dillon/Laura Veltz
3. My Church - Maren Morris/busbee
4. I Could Use a Love Song -
Maren Morris/Jimmy Robbins/Laura Veltz
5. 80's Mercedes -
6. Drunk Girls Don't Cry -
Maren Morris/Barry Dean/Luke Laird
7. How It's Done -
Maren Morris/busbee/Natalie Hemby
8. Just Another Thing -
Maren Morris/Matt Dragstrem/Shane McAnally
9. I Wish I Was -
Maren Morris/Natalie Hemby/Ryan Hurd
10. Second Wind - Maren Morris/Chris DeStefano/Shane McAnally
11. Once - Maren Morris/busbee