#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Maren Morris, ‘My Church’ [Watch]
The five women of Nashville's Song Suffragettes turned their attention to a career-establishing hit from a fellow female singer-songwriter at a recent gig, covering Maren Morris' debut single, "My Church."
The #LetTheGirlsPlay artists are a loose collective of five of the most talented up-and-coming female artists in Music City. They perform every Monday night at the Listening Room in Nashville in a rotating lineup of five that gives some of the most promising talent in country music a little bit of special recognition, as well as a safe haven to try out new songs in front of a live audience.
Jenny Ray, Lena Stone, Kalie Shorr, Lacy Green and Anna Vaus took the stage on June 27 to offer up their originals, and as is the #LetTheGirlsPlay tradition, they got together at the end of the evening for a group cover. Stone starts the song off on acoustic guitar in the clip above, while Shorr sings lead on the first verse of Morris' hit. Stone then takes the first chorus in a strong, clear voice. Both women are mainstays of the Song Suffragettes.
Vaus takes the lead on the second verse, followed by Green on the chorus, as all of the singers jump in for some ethereal harmonies. Ray brings the song home with a final, powerful chorus as the ladies lead the audience in a clap-along, then bursts into joyful laughter at the end as the crowd erupts.
The #LetTheGirlsPlay movement began in Nashville as a response to the unique struggle female songwriters and performers were having, and while there's still a long way to go, women have gained quite a bit of ground in country music in the last year and a half. Morris is just one example of a young female who's having an impact that would have been unlikely just a short time ago.
Taste of Country is a proud supporter of the movement. Look for an artist spotlight feature once each month, and group cover performances regularly on the weekends.
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