Maren Morris. Photo: Harper Smith
Maren Morris‘ new album Humble Quest debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week. The project also broke the record for the most first day and first week streams globally on Amazon Music for a country album by a female artist.
Produced by frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin and written alongside her husband Ryan Hurd, Julia Michaels, Jimmy Robbins, Natalie Hemby, Laura Veltz and Jon Green, Humble Quest traces Morris’ journey and the ups and downs of life through snapshots of her experiences. She began writing the project’s songs at the beginning of the pandemic as a series of major life changes unfolded–new motherhood, an upended career, the death of beloved friend/collaborator Michael Busbee and more–further compounded by lockdown.
She will head out this June on the “Humble Quest Tour,” playing headline dates across the U.S. with stops at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, and more.