Morris sets "Girl" for March
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
– Maren Morris will release her sophomore disc, "Girl," on March 8, she said on her website today.
The 14-track new album includes "Common" (featuring Brandi Carlile), the second song to release off the forthcoming new project and follow-up to the title track, which made history last month when it achieved the highest debut on the Country Streaming Chart by a Female Artist in addition to having the highest weekly streams by a female Country artist with 3.3 million streams a week after its release on Jan. 17.
Songwriter/producer busbee, who co-produced Morris' 2016 debut, "Hero," co-produced 11 of the 14 songs on the album with her, while addingGreg Kurstin to co-produce three songs.
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