Morris is first solo woman to top chart since 2016
Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris hits No. 1 on Hot Country Songs this week with “The Bones,” marking the first time since 2016 that a solo woman has topped the hybrid chart. “The Bones” ousted “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, which held the No. 1 spot for 21 weeks. In addition, CBS This Morning attended Maren’s Houston Rodeo performance — her biggest show to date with more than 60,000 tickets sold.
Last week, Morris received RIAA gold certification for her critically lauded album Girl, which shattered the record for the largest ever debut streaming week for a country album by a woman, with 23.96 million streams in its first week. The album also debuted No. 4 on Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums. Additionally, “The Bones” recently topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart for two consecutive weeks, making it the first solo female back-to-back No. 1 since 2012, her fourth No. 1 single to date and the first solo female Billboard Country No. 1 since her single “Girl” topped the chart last summer.
Morris leads the 2020 ACM Awards nominations this year with five nods including Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Girl.
Later this year, Maren will embark on RSVP: The Tour throughout North America, including festival dates at Governors Ball Music Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience and headline stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre and many more. Supporting acts James Arthur, Ryan Hurd and Caitlyn Smith are confirmed for select dates. The tour kicks off in June.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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