Maren Morris in Concert
Maren Morris makes it clear that she isn't overly concerned with country music convention — she freely flouts the "rules" all the time. Her onstage image screams out "pop star" more than it evokes a traditional country persona, and her hits like "80s Mercedes," "I Could Use a Love Song," and "The Middle" have as much to do with Morris' pop and rock influences as they do with her lifelong obsession with country music. The electricity she projects onstage transcends genre, though, and so does her audience, making Morris a true crossover artist. Just as she started off her career with a couple of indie releases, she spent her first couple of tours as a supporting act, first on Keith Urban's Ripcord World Tour in 2016 and then Sam Hunt's 15 in a 30 Tour the following year. But after her Grammy, CMA, and ACM award wins in 2017 she emerged as a full-blown star in her own right, and that year she celebrated by embarking on her first-ever headlining road trip, The Hero Tour.