Maren Morris Notches Fourth Chart-Topping Single With ‘The Bones’

Maren Morris is the first solo female artist to notch back-to-back No.1 singles since 2016.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 11, 2020


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Maren Morris’ latest hit, “The Bones,” claims the No.1 spot at country radio this week, marking the superstar’s fourth chart-topping single.

“The Bones” is the first song by a solo female artist to top the Billboard country charts since last summer when her critically-acclaimed track “GIRL” reached the No.1 spot. Prior to that, a solo female artist had not claimed the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart since February 2018 when Kelsea Ballerini’s “Legends” reached No.1.

Additionally, Morris becomes the first solo female artist to notch back-to-back No.1 singles since 2016.

Morris took to Twitter to react to the good news earlier this week, writing, “The bones are good. Thank you so much for my third number 1 song. And I will be having the party for it after I have this baby so I can drink all the margaritas.”

The Texas native co-wrote “The Bones” with frequent collaborators Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz.

“Laura brought the title ‘The Bones’ and she’s always so good at bringing stuff like that to the table.,” Morris previously recalled of the day they wrote the song. “And, it’s always like a weird title and that’s why she and I get along so well is I’m willing to get weird. And-but she also knows how to make it so sentimental and real life.”

Morris also released a version of “The Bones” with Irish-born musician, singer and songwriter Hozier.

2020 is shaping up to be quite the year for Morris. In just a few short weeks, she will welcome her first child, a baby boy, with husband Ryan Hurd. Prior to his arrival, Morris is scheduled to perform at the Houston Rodeo on March 7.

“It’s a couple weeks before my due date,” Morris recently said (quote via Nash Country Daily). “I’m nervous, but I’ve talked to my doctor about it, and I’m going to fly in and out the same day, and just keep it super chill. My set is at like 6 p.m., and it’s not too long of a flight, so I could be back in Nashville by 9:00, hopefully. It’s a pretty crazy concept.”

“The Bones” is the second single from Maren Morris’ 2019 album, GIRL.

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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.