Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd Expecting First Child Together

Baby makes three! Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are expecting their first child together and it’s a boy, the couple…


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October 22, 2019


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Baby makes three!

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are expecting their first child together and it’s a boy, the couple announced Tuesday (Oct. 22) via Instagram.

“The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the “GIRL” headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out,” Morris wrote. “See you in 2020, little one. ??”

The soon-to-be father also shared the exciting news on Instagram, writing, “MY BOYS CAN SWIM. BABY BOY HURD 2020! Look at her…cannot believe this life with this girl. Also, thank you George Constanza for this caption that I’ve been sitting on my entire life…”

Morris has never been shy about her desire to become a mother. In 2018, the “Girl” singer hosted a fan Q&A on Twitter and when a fan asked if she planned to have kids someday, she quickly confirmed, writing, “I literally have it blocked out on my calendar next year ?.”

Later, she opened up to People about the idea of having children and shared that it’s something she and Hurd often talked about before tying the knot.

“If you’re gonna get married, you have to have those talks beforehand anyways, and I definitely know that I want a family, and he would be such an amazing dad; he’s such a kid himself,” she told the publication. “I love his family, and he loves my family, so we’ve definitely had those conversations, and they’ve been really fun and exciting.”

The singer/songwriters met in 2013 during a writing session in Nashville. The pair quickly struck up a friendship and began to collaborate together often. Their friendship flourished and soon, they realized there was chemistry between them.

Morris and Hurd began dating in late 2015 and in the summer of 2017, Hurd proposed to Morris while the couple was visiting his family’s lakehouse in Michigan. The pair tied the knot on March 24, 2018 in Nashville.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.