Becky D’s Nashville New Music Blog:
Maren Morris has a new song and you are going to love it. It is entitled “To Hell and Back”. In my opinion, it has a great deep meaning. This has the potential to be her next big hit.
This is a powerful song by new mommy, Maren. Her son, Hayes Andrew, was born on March 23, 2020. You could say this song represents the birth experience. 30 hours of labor that ended in an emergency C-Section during the Covid-19 Pandemic. That sounds very hellish to me however, let’s take a deeper look into what compelled her to express herself in this way in this new song.
Maren stated: “I wrote ‘To Hell and Back’ about a week after my first record came out, so it was almost gonna make it on the first record but just missed the cut off. And ‘To Hell And Back’ was just sort of my song too … well, at the time we had just started dating, but Ryan and I were really falling in love and I wrote this song out of gratitude to him because I was in a previous relationship where they didn’t really understand why I loved this so much, and they were always sort of trying to make me feel guilty about having success, and being excited about things that were going well, and it’s only because they were insecure and it wasn’t really about me. So, ‘To Hell and Back’ was my love letter to Ryan saying thank you for accepting me as I am, and not trying to save me or patch me back together. Because I don’t need that, but I like that he loves my sort of weird, crazy.”
Wow, it is actually a letter of gratitude to her husband, Ryan Hurd. I love that! I am very inspired by the lyrics of this song. I can share openly that I have not found love like that yet myself so many of you ladies out there like me will relate to this song too.
Give it a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdSflq8Imqw
What’s next for Maren? She is forming a group called Highwomen with Brandi Carlisle and Amanda Shires (in reference to The Highwaymen-The Super group that held Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson) with the fourth slot being filled by a rotating line-up of guests, such as Sheryl Crow, Chely Wright, Margo Price and Courtney Marie Andrews. I can see that this new group will be making headlines very soon.
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