Morris began singing as a child and performing publicly in her preteen years, touring throughout her home state of Texas. In her late teens, the country crooner was rejected from American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Voice and Nashville Star. In 2013, she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee at the suggestion of fellow songwriter Kacey Musgraves, whom she met on the Texas circuit as a teenager.
The “Girl” singer found success while pursuing a country career on the city’s famed Music Row, signing a songwriting contract in 2014 with Big Yellow Dog Music. She went on to find streaming success with her 2015 self-titled EP while her third studio album, 2016’s Hero, was released via Columbia Nashville, showing off her genre-bending country/pop/R&B style. The project’s lead single, “My Church,” became a breakout track on country radio.
Morris’ next album, Girl (2019), experimented with different musical styles and featured collaborations with various artists. The “Middle” songstress also teamed up with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires to form the supergroup The Highwomen during that time, releasing their self-titled album in September 2019. She went on to release her sixth studio album, Humble Quest, in March 2022.
Morris has won numerous accolades over her career, including one Grammy award, five American Country Music Awards, one American Music award and five Country Music Association awards.
The “Rich” artist met fellow country singer-songwriter, Ryan Hurd, while cowriting “Last Turn Home” for Tim McGraw. The duo were friends for two years before their relationship turned romantic. They began dating in December 2015 and announced their engagement in July 2017, tying the knot in March 2018 in a Nashville, Tennessee ceremony.
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The couple’s first son, Hayes, was born in March 2020.