11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A contemporary pop spin on feel-good, windows-down country, Hero is the debut studio album from Maren Morris. The Texas native cut her teeth writing songs for Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson, but her fresh perspectives and knack for radio-ready pop hooks caught the attention of executives in Nashville, and earned her comparisons to crossover stars like Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves. Fittingly, Hero includes Top 40 contenders, like the carefree anthem “80’s Mercedes,” alongside soulful country tributes like “My Church,” a ballad about Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the healing power of FM radio. “When this wonderful world gets heavy and I need to find my escape,” she sings, “I just keep the wheels rolling, radio scrolling, until my sins wash away.”

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A contemporary pop spin on feel-good, windows-down country, Hero is the debut studio album from Maren Morris. The Texas native cut her teeth writing songs for Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson, but her fresh perspectives and knack for radio-ready pop hooks caught the attention of executives in Nashville, and earned her comparisons to crossover stars like Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves. Fittingly, Hero includes Top 40 contenders, like the carefree anthem “80’s Mercedes,” alongside soulful country tributes like “My Church,” a ballad about Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the healing power of FM radio. “When this wonderful world gets heavy and I need to find my escape,” she sings, “I just keep the wheels rolling, radio scrolling, until my sins wash away.”

Mastered for iTunes
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

487 Ratings

487 Ratings

Exceptional debut

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Maren Morris delivers some exceptional performances of her country-pop-style songwriting on this debut. Prior to "Hero", Morris wrote several songs for the TV show "Nashville" (My favorite is “This is Real Life”), as well as songs for Tim McGraw ("Last Turn Home") and Kelly Clarkson ("Second Wind" first appeared on her "Piece by Piece (Deluxe)" album). From her earlier songs, I recommend the co-written “Villain” performed by Lucie Silvas. "My Church" is Morris's breakthrough single on “Hero” and is a must have track both for performance, style, and songwriting. An exceptional song that didn't make the final cut was "Company You Keep", which appeared on her EP that introduced four of the early release tracks on "Hero". I recommend that fans listen to two other 2016 releases, namely Dierks Bentley's "I'll Be the Moon" and Ryan Beaver’s “When This World Ends”, both of which shares vocals with Morris. At the time “Hero” is being released, Morris has given us plenty of evidence to show us that she is at the top of her singing and songwriting craft.

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Heavy Hitter562

Sounds good. Can't wait for more!!! Will be play this at StageCoach Festival!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Hope you to her perform next year 😉😉😉

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steviegruner

SOOOOO EXCITED!!!

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