MAREN MORRIS is a good daughter, but maybe not that great of a girlfriend? Here's why. Her boyfriend RYAN HURD is a musician and songwriter, and you know he'd absolutely love going to the Grammys with her.
Unfortunately, she's not bringing him. She says, quote, "I'm taking my mom. She called the shots on the Grammy date situation a long time ago. So she's got first dibs."
(Maren has four nominations. She's up for Best New Artist . . . plus Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for "My Church" . . . and Best Country Album for "Hero".)
One more thing: Maren's "Hero" may be up for Best Country Album, but she refuses to give it such a narrow definition. Quote, "Genre wise, you really can't lock anything down on this album.
"It's cohesive but it's also all over the place, and it's just a diverse piece of art, and I feel like there really is something for everyone on it. So, if you love country, if you love pop, if you love soul, you'll enjoy this record."
(Listen to Maren describe the diverse sound of "Hero", on DeliciousAudio.com.)