Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd caught up with Billboard’s Taylor Weatherby on the pink carpet on the 2018 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 14), chatting about new music, their wedding ceremony, dream collaborations, and extra.
Speaking of Morris’ new album, Hurd tells Billboard that he wrote two songs for it, including that your complete file is “so iconic and epic.” Morris provides that she is happy to get some new music out to followers.
Asked if having collaborated with Zedd and Niall Horan has pushed any pop influences in her new file, Morris replies, “I really feel like my first file had some pop influences in it, so, it wasn't a stretch to collaborate with Zedd or Niall. Good music is sweet music.”
“I used to be simply actually reacting to the songs that they despatched me,” she continues. “But, once I write, the whole lot comes out, each style, as a result of I hearken to a lot completely different sort of music. So, this file is R&B, it's nation, it's obtained streams of pop. But it's me, so it's a bit little bit of the whole lot.”
The couple are additionally requested why they determined to function a part of their wedding ceremony within the video for “Diamonds or Twine,” to which Hurd replies, “We put that tune out simply as a present to Maren after we obtained married, and that had no promotion and we simply, it was a very sincere second. And the video, we simply used numerous B-roll that we had with our photographer, and it was actually particular to get to try this. It's simply one thing that we'll all the time have collectively, and have the ability to look again on and keep in mind all that stuff.”
Finally, the pair are posed with the query of who exterior of nation they might like to collaborate with. Hurd names John Legend, noting that he lately noticed him carry out and he was wonderful. Morris, in the meantime, names Mavis Staples, who she carried out with on the CMA Awards. “Just after doing this efficiency, I really like her,” she says. “She's my soul sister.”
You can watch the total video interview above, and take a look at a clip of Morris’ efficiency with Chris Stapleton, Mavis Staples, Morgane Stapleton, and Marty Stuart above.