In the ten weeks since we spoke to Maren Morris and predicted her rise to country stardom with a Noisey Next feature, the Nashville singer-songwriter has won a Country Music Award for Best New Artist and found herself nominated for four Grammys. So, things seem to be going well.
Last night, riding that wave, she was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing the two singles from her latest album, HERO. On "My Church" she stood with a white guitar, invoking radio-as-God, backed by her band and a twinkling, Christmas-ready set. "80s Mercedes" saw her step out front without her guitar, flawlessly belting out her chorus.
Maren Morris is a legitimate country star now. We are all richer for it.
Check out the performances below:
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