Maren Morris Takes Home Best Country Solo Performance at 2017 Grammy Awards


Maren Morris won Best Country Solo Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 12), for her 2016 single “My Church.”

Winning her first-ever Grammys trophy, Morris took the stage in disbelief while fellow nominee Keith Urban (Morris’ recent touring partner) gave her a standing ovation. Wearing a beautiful purple gown, Morris thanked her mother, who was her date for the evening, as well as her fans, for “giving me the most incredible year of my life.”

“This is so crazy,” Morris exclaimed. “Eleven years ago, I went to my first ever Grammy Camp … It’s crazy to be standing here 11 years later.”

“My Church” was released in January of 2016, as Morris’ debut single, off her first studio album, Hero. Morris was also nominated for three other Grammys in 2017, including Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best New Artist.

Other nominees for Best Country Solo Performance in 2017 were: Brandy Clark‘s “Love Can Go to Hell;” Miranda Lambert‘s “Vice;” Carrie Underwood‘s “Church Bells;” and Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” In 2016, Chris Stapleton won the trophy in this category for his song “Traveller.”

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