Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd caught up with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs on the crimson carpet on the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala on Friday (Feb. eight), chatting about how this previous yr has made Morris extra fearless, the opportunity of a duets album, and why they love Dolly Parton.
Reflecting upon the previous 12 months, Morris tells Briggs that having labored with Zedd and Grey and now capping off the yr with 5 Grammy nominations, she considers herself to be extra fearless now with regards to manufacturing and her stay exhibits. She provides that she will be able to now embrace the truth that she doesn’t need to be only one factor.
Morris additionally shares that she would like to collaborate with Zedd once more, if requested. “Any time Zedd calls me as much as do one other track, I'm recreation,” she says. “It labored out the primary time so properly. Clearly, we've got some form of chemistry there brewing. Sarah Aarons, who wrote the track, she and I wrote a number of songs for my new report, so it's introduced loads of wonderful folks into my life.”
Briggs then asks Morris and Hurd whether or not or not they could think about releasing an album collectively, to which Morris replies that they wrote two songs collectively for her new album and that he's additionally singing on them. “That's in our blood, that's how we met,” she says. “I don't know if we'll do a duets album sooner or later, however by no means say by no means. We love writing and being artistic collectively.”
The dialog additionally touches upon the night’s honoree Dolly Parton, as Morris is requested how the musical icon has impressed her.
“People typically overlook she's written essentially the most iconic, stunning songs within the American songbook catalog,” Morris says. “I simply love her to dying…and I'm so excited to carry out along with her on Sunday [at the Grammys].”
Speaking of rehearsing with Parton for the Grammys efficiency, Morris says that the expertise has been “very surreal,” including that Dolly is very easy to work with. “She's such a professional, she's been doing this eternally, it's in her blood,” Morris explains. “I beloved assembly her for the primary time as a result of it simply exceeded all my expectations…and she or he's simply such just a little, candy spitfire.”
You can watch the complete video interview with Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd above.