Morris hits TV, satellite radio this week
Monday, September 11, 2017
– Maren Morris will make multiple appearances this week including a return to The Tonight Starring Jimmy Fallon, on Wednesday.
Late in the week, Morris performs on the 11th Annual ACM Honors that will air on CBS this Friday, Sept. 15.
The singerl's SiriusXM concert from the McKittrick Hotel in New York will air on The Highway Channel at 9 p.m. eastern/Pacific .
Just under a month from now, Morris, who has hits with "My Church" and "'80s Mercedes," will kick off the fall extension of The HERO Tour 2017 in Kalamazoo, Mich. The fall leg includes 10 dates running from Oct. 5-28 throughout the Midwest and Southeast .
Supporting the fall leg is once again RCA Nashville singer/songwriter, and Kalamazoo, Mich. native, Ryan Hurd, who also opened for Morris' winter/spring leg of The HERO Tour 2017. The two also are engaged.
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