Maren Morris will take the stage at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Tuesday, August 16, with support from The Lone Bellow.
Morris began writing and performing music in local honky-tonks when she was just 12 years old. Eight years later, she moved to Nashville to pursue her career in country music, focusing on songwriting for Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson before returning to her roots as a performer. In 2016, she released her first major label album, “Hero”. Her debut single, “My Church,” earned her four Grammy nominations and a win in 2017.
Although rooted in the country music genre, his music also mixes elements of pop, R&B and rock. In addition to the Grammy Award, the Texas-born musician has received five Academy of Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and five Country Music Association Awards.
With such accolades already earned, it’s hard to believe Morris was rejected from both “The Voice” and “American Idol” in his early years.
“I think of all the creepy talent shows I’ve tried in my life and I’m so glad I didn’t do any of them,” she told Rolling Stone Country. “I’m happier for it now.”
Morris wrote for Tim McGraw (2014 “Last Turn Home”) and Kelly Clarkson (2015 “Second Wind”) while opening for Keith Urban on his 2016 summer tour. of his own tour in early 2017 and later joined Sam Hunt on his “15 in 30” tour. In 2018, she opened for former One Direction band member Niall Horan.
In 2016 Morris also formed the Highwomen with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires.
The Lone Bellow are an American band from Brooklyn, New York, and will perform in Vail with Morris. The band’s first two albums graced the Billboard 200 and they’re known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musical sense and raucous live performances.
Tickets go on sale March 11 at 10 a.m. and cost $59.95 for lawn seats / $99.95 to $129.95 for pavilion seats. (Tickets for the lawn will increase to $65 the day of the show.)