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Maren Morris debuts new album ‘GIRL,’ jokes it may ‘fail miserably’Cindy Watts, Nashville TennesseanPublished 1:11 p.m. ET March 8, 2019

At this year’s CMA Awards, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd, Rita Wilson and Cassadee Pope talked about seeing musicians on the big screen in “A Star is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” (Dec. 20) AP

Fearless is how Maren Morris feels ahead of the release of her second studio album on Friday, March 8. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut “Hero,” “GIRL” is home to Morris’ current single, a female empowerment anthem of the same name.  

“I just want to keep taking risks and growing closer to my fans and making new fans,” Morris said. “I think the only way you can do that is by scaring the (crap) out of yourself, and that’s what this song does to me. I think that’s always led me the right direction when I have that feeling.”

Produced by Morris, busbee and Greg Kurstin, the boundary-bending album is 14 songs deep and includes duets with recent Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and the Country Music Association’s duo of the year, Brothers Osborne. Morris co-wrote every song on the project.

“This is going to fail miserably or it’s going to open up a completely new side of myself and the world that I haven’t been introduced to yet,” Morris said. 

Maren Morris attends the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo: Dan MacMedan/USA TODAY NETWORK)

The singer explains that “GIRL” picks up where her first album left off. Morris said “Hero” reflected many different genres because that’s what she grew up listening to or was inspired by at the time. The album’s lyrics detailed the end of a relationship because she was living that truth while writing for the record. With “GIRL,” she said, “the story has continued.”

“I’m a few years older,” Morris explained. “I’m approaching 30, and I’m married. I’ve just taken so many risks in my career that I almost feel like I have nothing left to fear. This album … I’m so proud of it. I want every song to matter. I want to tell a story.”

Maren Morris released ‘Girl,’ the first song from her second album, on Jan. 17 2019. (Photo: Jamie Nelson)

Morris designed the first half of “GIRL” to be self-reflective and wrap up loose ends that linger from “Hero.” The back half of the album is about allowing herself to be loved and what it’s like to be someone’s partner. Morris wed fellow singer Ryan Hurd in 2018. 

“It’s a more grown-up album,” she said. “I think the writing is more mature and the production is more lush.”

From the songs, the singer promises levity, sass and the vulnerability of being in love.

“It’s a really raw album for me because I never approached those subjects in the first one so fans and listeners are hearing a softer side of me,” she said. “It’s way more musical of an album.”

In addition to releasing “GIRL” on Friday, Morris is also in the midst of her tour of the same name. Tour dates reach through August and include stops in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ireland and Australia.

 Maren Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd stop on the CMA Awards red carpet to talk to the Tennessean’s Cindy Watts and Dave Paulson. Nashville Tennessean

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