This past weekend, country songwriter turned superstar artist Maren Morris performed for thousands of fans in the New York City area when her GIRL: The World Tour made stops at Brooklyn Steel and Terminal 5. Morris brought her undeniable charm, wit and epic stage presence to deserving fans who have been following her career for years.
On this leg of the tour, and both evenings the opening slot was taken by RaeLynn. The sassy singer-songwriter performed songs from her 2017 debut album WildHorse, such as “Love Triangle” as well as her brand new hits “Queens Don’t” and “Tailgate”. RaeLynn is the perfect opening act for Morris’ fan base, she is real, her songs are relatable and she brings a certain sass that country music fans love.
On Saturday night at Terminal 5, Morris welcomed RaeLynn back to the stage to perform “All My Favorite People” the duet on GIRL that usually features Brothers Osborne. RaeLynn was celebrating her birthday, so after they sang together, Morris led the entire crowd in one giant sing-a-long of “Happy Birthday”. The gesture brought RaeLynn to tears and it was definitely a sweet moment between both artists.
Both Friday and Saturday night, Morris put on a memorable show for fans who packed and sold out both venues. Opening with the title track to her latest album and anthemic smash “GIRL”, she weaved songs from her debut album HERO with her new hits and the audience could be heard singing back every word.
Before singing “I Could Use A Love Song”, Morris slowed things down a bit to chat with her sold-out audience. She explained the story of a radio programmer who told her not to pick that as her next single saying “Oh god no – people do not want to hear sad women on the radio,” and I was like ‘F*ck you, sure they do’,” she laughed. “I was so in shock ’cause I have grown up listening to country music and a good bit of it is sad, and as someone that deals with your everyday anxiety and if I have a low day, if I’m sad I don’t turn the radio on and look for a sad song and think that it’s going to make me more depressed, I listen to a sad song on the radio because it makes me feel like someone else out there is going through the same thing,” the audience cheered. “Which is sort of the point of it all, isn’t it, so I did not heed his professional advice, it was a slow climb and it took 42 weeks up the chart to finally hit but it was such poetic justice because that guy got fired and this was my first number one song.”
Whether she was strutting around with confidence during “Make Out With Me” or “RSVP” or leading the entire crowd in swaying their hands back and forth during “Second Wind”, Morris captivated her audience from the moment she stepped on the stage. She couldn’t end the night without singing the song that truly changed everything for her. “I remember when I wrote this particular song one day, I felt this panic and I felt like, I don’t know if I can give this song away to another artist because it meant so much to me, we don’t get very many of those songs,” she said of “My Church”. I knew that I was on to something, I knew that in my heart, this song would change a lot of things for me and everything starts with one song, a little 3 minute and 30-second song can really turn everything in your life around.” During the entire song, you could barely hear Morris as the crowd sang along, becoming her own personal ‘gospel choir’. Check out the incredible sing-a-long moment below.
Just announced! Maren Morris will be playing the iconic Radio City Music Hall on September 6th, bringing along one of our 2019 Artists to Watch Kassi Ashton as well as Hailey Whitters. For more information and tickets head to https://www.marenmorris.com/
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