Maren Morris is the 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year
Yesterday, I posted that Maren Morris was nominated for seven CMA awards which is a huge accomplishment. Well, last night (Nov 2nd) she took home the award for New Artist of the Year! She showed her gratitude in a very humble way.
Maren beat out Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion and Cole Swindell.
Morris took the podium just minutes after a great performance of her huge debut single, “My Church.”
She said “Y’all … I can’t win this award right after performing. I’m gonna fall apart.
This is so crazy. So, last year I sat across the street at a bar and watched this show,” She said tearfully. “I never thought as a songwriter I’d be standing here today. Thank you so much for voting for me.”
Morris also thanked the songwriting community, her family, her professional team and her boyfriend, Ryan Hurd, who celebrated his birthday last night as well.