Maren Morris is featured in the latest issue of Playboy and talks openly about the crossover between country and pop, speaking out for others, and her marriage to Ryan Hurd. “I’m trying to do more things that scare me,” she told the publication. “Every year I’m trying to peel back my layers emotionally -- and I guess physically.”
The “GIRL” singer says when she collaborated with Zedd on “The Middle,” most of the world had never heard of her, but the song’s success changed that.
“A lot of people have checked out my country music as a result. It has brought a lot of awareness, fans and listeners to country music, especially recently,” she said. “It’s good for our genre to cross-pollinate, because it makes for better music. It’s keeping everyone on their toes and not regurgitating the same kind of art on the conveyor belt.”