Since we last checked in with Maren Morris, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter has landed a pair of songs on the Billboard Hot 100, a number one album on the Billboard Top Country chart, four Grammy Award nominations, and one Grammy win. It’s been a busy year.
One thing hasn’t changed. Maren still harbors a love for classic Mercedes cars, an affection to which she testified sincerely in her second big hit “80s Mercedes.” So it made sense that we ran into her on Aug. 20, just as she was about to perform at a party hosted by Mercedes-Benz to celebrate their long history of vintage vehicles — at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s top classic car show, held each August on the Monterey Peninsula in northern California.
"They asked me, and it seemed fitting," Morris says, backstage before the show. "The writing was on the wall since the inception of '80s Mercedes.'"