Maren Morris’ GIRL certified Gold, leads ACM Awards nominations with five nods

LEADS ACM AWARDS NOMINATIONS WITH FIVE NODS

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Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris has received RIAA Gold certification for her critically lauded album GIRL, which shattered the record for the largest ever debut streaming week for a country album by a woman, with 23.96 million streams in its first week. The album also debuted #4 on Billboard 200 and #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums.

Maren’s latest single “The Bones” recently topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart for two consecutive weeks, making it the first solo female back-to-back #1 since 2012, her fourth #1 single to date and the first solo female Billboard Country #1 since her single “GIRL” topped the chart last summer.

Most recently, Maren leads the 2020 ACM Awards nominations this year with five nods including Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for GIRL.

Later this year Maren will embark on “RSVPThe Tour” throughout North America, including festival dates at Governors Ball Music Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience and headline stops in Los AngelesBoston, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre and many more. Supporting acts James ArthurRyan Hurd and Caitlyn Smith are confirmed for select dates. The tour kicks off in June following Maren’s headlining appearance at the Houston Rodeo this Friday March 7, her biggest show to date.

Tickets for “RSVP: The Tour” go on sale to the public on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is the official credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, March 5 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

2019 was a monumental year for the singer songwriter who took home Album of the Year at the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, where she was the most nominated artist. Her record shattering album GIRL continues to receive widespread critical praise—Variety hailed it as “the best as well as most important mainstream country-star album of the year.” GIRL was also featured amongst the Best of 2019 by Rolling StoneBillboardEsquireGQPeopleVicePasteStereogum and Uproxx.

Further critical praise for GIRL:

“A Texas songwriter with a sharp eye, a velvet voice and a mean streak…’GIRL’ sets the bar high right away. It’s the most ambitious and eccentric song she’s done yet, an emotional powerhouse driven by jagged rock guitar.”—Rolling Stone

“Country’s most innovative young star”—NPR

“As effortlessly modern as she is steeped in heritage, Morris has shown us she can do it all when she wants to.”—Los Angeles Times

“Seriously soaring vocals” —Esquire

“The country singer has something to say about how her genre handles women, skin and outspokenness.”—Playboy

 “Country star Maren Morris is the strongest she’s ever been…now she’s testing the limits of just how far she can go.”—Women’s Health

“Morris represents a new generation of women in country who are working to transcend the boundaries of their Nashville roots.” —TIME

GIRL is a 14-song collection showcasing Morris at her prime, swerving lanes between genres while maintaining her deep and respectful country roots.”—GQ

“She isn’t just a performer who evokes emotion from a crowd, but one that knows how to adjust her set for different circumstances.”—UPROXX

MAREN MORRIS LIVE

March 7                       Houston, TX                                                                          Houston Rodeo
May 24                          Napa, CA                                                              BottleRock Napa Valley

June 5                          Boston, MA                                               Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*‡

June 6                          Gilford, NH                                         Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*‡
June 7                        New York, NY                                                Governors Ball Music Festival

July 10                         Calgary, AB                                                     The Scotiabank Saddledome

July 24                      Boca Raton, FL                                                  Mizner Park Amphitheatre*‡

July 25                      Jacksonville, FL                                                        Dailey’s Amphitheater*‡

July 30                       Cleveland, OH                                                   Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*‡

August 7                  Kansas City, MO                                                       Starlight Amphitheatre*‡

August 8                   Indianapolis, IN  Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park*‡

August 21                    Atlanta, GA                                                     Ameris Bank Amphitheater*

August 22                    Raleigh, NC                                                           Red Hat Amphitheater*‡

August 22-23            Lexington, KY                                                                       Railbird Festival

August 27                     Detroit, MI                                                      Freedom Hill Amphitheatre*

August 28               Grand Rapids, MI                                                                 Van Andel Arena*

September 4-6              Aspen, CO                                                                Jazz Aspen Snowmass

September 7               Morrison, CO                                                        Red Rocks Amphitheatre†

September 10            Abbotsford, BC                     Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre†‡

September 11              Portland, OR                                     Moda Center – Theater of the Clouds†

September 17             Charlotte, NC                       Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre†‡

September 18         Charlottesville, VA                                                                 Sprint Pavilion†‡

September 19            Columbia, MD                                                 Merriweather Post Pavilion†‡

September 25             Montréal, QC                                                                       Corona Theatre‡

October 1                  Tuscaloosa, AL                                                   Tuscaloosa Amphitheater†‡

October 9                     Rogers, AR                                                                        Walmart AMP†‡

October 15                San Diego, CA           Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU†‡

October 17               Los Angeles, CA                                                                      Greek Theatre†

*with Ryan Hurd

†with James Arthur

‡with Caitlyn Smith

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