How Maren Morris Met Her Husband Ryan James Hurd

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Country sensation Maren Morris is a stellar vocalist who is determined to make space in the genre for more female artists.

She’s known for her solo music, as well as her work with her group The Highwomen, in which she sings alongside Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires.

Maren Morris in a vintage Dior dress with her husband Ryan James Hurd in Paul Smith at the 2022 Academy of Country Music AwardsMaren Morris in a vintage leather Dior dress with her husband Ryan James Hurd in Paul Smith at the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

Morris is also one-half of a country royalty power couple, as she is married to fellow singer Ryan Hurd. Let’s take a closer look at who these two superstars are, and the special romance they share.

Maren Morris’s Background and Career

Maren Morris grew up in Arlington, Texas, and found a love for singing when performing karaoke.

The singer soon transformed into a songwriter, and at just 20 years old she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to seek a career in country music after receiving reassurance from her friend Kasey Musgraves, who is also a country superstar.

Country singer Maren Morris performs at Nissan Stadium during day 3 of the 2017 CMA Music FestivalCountry singer Maren Morris performs at Nissan Stadium during day 3 of the 2017 CMA Music Festival on June 10, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee (Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock)

After tasting some success as a songwriter, Morris released her own EP on Spotify, and a month later was offered a recording contract from Columbia Nashville. In 2016, the country crooner released her debut studio album Hero.

She has since released a follow-up album and is set to soon release her third studio album.

A Closer Look at Ryan Hurd

Ryan Hurd is a successful musician who was born in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music, starting as a songwriter, like his wife.

Ryan James Hurd performs during Country Thunder Music Festival on July 22, 2017, in Twin Lakes, WisconsinRyan James Hurd performs during Country Thunder Music Festival on July 22, 2017, in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin (Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock)

He has written for major stars like Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton and has toured with the likes of Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line.

Hurd released his debut studio album Pelago in late 2021 and has since continued promoting it.

Their Relationship History

Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris have known each other since 2013 when the songwriters met while writing “Last Turn Home,” a song for Tim McGraw.

Maren Morris met her taller husband Ryan James Hurd in 2013 during a writing session for Tim McGraw's song “Last Turn Home”Maren Morris met her taller husband Ryan James Hurd in 2013 during a writing session for Tim McGraw’s song “Last Turn Home” (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

The two pursued friendship before ever exploring a romantic relationship, but two years after meeting, they began dating. And two years after that, in 2017, the couple became engaged.

Their relationship has always steadily moved along, and in 2018 Hurd and Morris became husband and wife in a ceremony in Nashville, the town they both call home.

Maren Morris in a pink Carolina Herrera dress with an Edie Parker clutch, and jewelry by Luisa Alexander, KatKim, and Beladora with her husband Ryan James Hurd on the red carpet at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year galaMaren Morris in a pink Carolina Herrera dress with an Edie Parker clutch, and jewelry by Luisa Alexander, KatKim, and Beladora with her husband Ryan James Hurd on the red carpet at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year gala on February 8, 2019, at the L.A. Convention Center in Los Angeles (Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency/ Shutterstock)

After just a couple of years of marriage, Morris became pregnant, and just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she gave birth to their first child.

“(All my songs) are special to me, but the one that is so new is motherhood. There’s a song on my record called, ‘Hummingbird,’ and it’s about my son, Hayes,” Maren shared at the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“It’s a special one to me because I wrote it the day that I found out I was pregnant. We’re finally putting it out and he’s two this month. It’s a really special one…. It’s gonna be a tearjerker if I can even sing it live.”

4 Fun Facts

1. Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris have a fun relationship:
2. Hurd is four years older than his wife.
3. He is also over a foot taller. Hurd stands at 6’3’ while Morris is 5’1”.
4. Their duet “Chasing After You” is certified platinum in the United States.

A Nashville Fairytale

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd have a relationship many consider to be a Nashville fairytale.

There aren’t many duos like them, aside from Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and the former flames Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, and Hurd and Morris have the unique distinction of meeting through songwriting.

Ryan James Hurd and Maren Morris got engaged in 2017 and married in Nashville in March 2018Ryan James Hurd and Maren Morris got engaged in 2017 and married in Nashville in March 2018 (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

The power couple have written and recorded music together, and have even gone on tour with each other, proving that sometimes you can successfully mix business with your personal life.

In June 2019, Maren Morris flaunted her sexy legs when joining her husband Ryan Hurd at the 2019 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Maren Morris was joined by her husband, fellow singer Ryan Hurd at the 2019 CMT Music AwardsMaren Morris was joined by her husband, fellow singer Ryan Hurd at the 2019 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 5, 2019 (Credit: WENN)

Ryan Hurd wore a Joseph Abboud suit, a The Ziran shirt, Bruno Magli shoes, a Movado watch, Jonas Studio jewelry, and a Stile Latino pocket square.

His country singer wife was nominated for three awards and looked fantastic in a sexy Fausto Puglisi Resort 2019 cutout dress.

She toted a metallic Jimmy Choo ‘Ellipse’ clutch and showed off her sexy feet in gold Jimmy Choo ‘Max’ platforms.

Maren Morris' hot feet and toes in gold Jimmy Choo ‘Max’ platformsMaren Morris’ hot feet and toes in gold Jimmy Choo ‘Max’ platforms (Credit: WENN)

Two months earlier, Maren Morris walked the red carpet with her husband Ryan Hurd, an American country music singer and songwriter, at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

She was nominated for the Female Artist of the Year award but lost to Kacey Musgraves.

Maren Morris paraded her legs at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019Maren Morris paraded her legs at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019 (Credit: WENN)

The then 28-year-old country singer performed “All My Favorite People” on stage with the country music duo Brothers Osborne. The song is featured on Maren’s second major label studio album Girl that was released on March 8, 2019.

Maren Morris' husband Ryan Hurd wore a Giorgio Armani suit, Bruno Magli shoes, a Movado watch, and David Yurman jewelryMaren Morris’ husband Ryan Hurd wore a Giorgio Armani suit, Bruno Magli shoes, a Movado watch, and David Yurman jewelry (Credit: WENN)

“They were my first friends in Nashville when I moved to town six years ago and they are my favorite people,” she told People about working with Brothers Osborne.

“John and TJ are so down to earth and do not take themselves too seriously, and I would like to think of myself in the same vein. They make it super easy on me, and hopefully vice versa. And we’re just pros that like to have fun. I mean, this is supposed to be fun — it’s music!”

Maren Morris in a lavender high-low Christian Siriano dressMaren Morris in a lavender high-low Christian Siriano dress (Credit: WENN)

Maren Morris showed off her hot feet in nude suede Sophie Crystal slingback sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti styled with a lavender high-low Christian Siriano dress and jewelry by L’Dezen, Djula, and Stéfère.

Maren Morris accessorized with jewelry by L’Dezen, Djula, and StefereMaren Morris accessorized with jewelry by L’Dezen, Djula, and Stefere (Credit: WENN)

Ryan wore a Giorgio Armani suit, Bruno Magli shoes, a Movado watch, and David Yurman jewelry.

Maren Morris' hot feet in nude suede Sophie Crystal slingback sandalsMaren Morris’ hot feet in nude suede Sophie Crystal slingback sandals (Credit: WENN)

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Maren Morris displayed her white pedicured toes in Giuseppe Zanotti shoesMaren Morris displayed her white pedicured toes in Giuseppe Zanotti shoes (Credit: WENN)

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One month earlier, Steven Tyler presented the award for Song of the Year to Maren Morris, Zedd, and Grey for their hit song “The Middle” during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

She shimmered on the red carpet in a Rami Kadi Spring 2019 Couture dress, Versace shoes, Kavant & Sharart earrings, and rings from H. Crowne and Kavant & Sharart. She toted a Jimmy Choo ‘Clemmie’ clutch.

Maren Morris sparkled at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on March 14, 2019Maren Morris sparkled at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on March 14, 2019 (Credit: WENN)

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