Emerging Singer-Songwriter Maren Morris Tops Billboard Heatseekers Chart
Maren Morris has been turning a lot of heads over the last few months, and now she’s a chart-topping artist. The Texas singer-songwriter’s self-titled EP has officially reached the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums Chart, which specifically highlights artists on the rise.
The EP, released Nov. 6, features Morris’ single “My Church,” a gospel-laced, laid-back country tune with hints of influence from old school icons like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. The song describes the spiritual connection with country music on the radio and the renewing of the soul it brings, almost like church itself for the 25-year-old, who identifies more with riding down the road listening to FM than sitting in a pew on a Sunday. The EP is the fourth release of her career, but her first with Columbia Nashville. It also hit No. 25 on the U.S. Country Albums chart.
Morris was named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and has generated more than 6 million worldwide streams of her songs in less than two months. She has performed on tour with several powerhouse names, including Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt and Little Big Town.