There have been some very public examples of recent progress in country music, whether it’s radio pulling Wallen from playlists following his use of a racial slur on video last month or a record four Black artists — Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and John Legend (for a duet
Maren Morris joined Ellen DeGeneres for an in-the-studio conversation on DeGeneres’ talk show on Thursday to chat about her upcoming performance on the Grammy Awards and why she thinks country music is getting more socially conscious.
Morris, whose hit “The Bones” is nominated for Best Country Song at Sunday’s Grammys,
Hurd and Morris have sung on each other’s records before but this is their first official duet and it’s a beauty. The sultry tune, written by Brinley Addington and Jerry Flowers, perfectly describes the vicissitudes of a burgeoning relationship and the inability to stay away. Bring on a full album