Maren Morris Notches Third Chart-Topping Single With ‘Girl’

Maren Morris just accomplished something no female country artist has done since February 2018. The superstar’s latest smash, “Girl,” reached…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 30, 2019


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Maren Morris just accomplished something no female country artist has done since February 2018.

The superstar’s latest smash, “Girl,” reached the top of the country radio charts this week, marking first solo song by a female to reach the top of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart since February 2018 when Kelsea Ballerini’s “Legends” reached No.1. The song also became Morris’ third chart-topping single.

“Girl” is the lead release from Morris’ sophomore album of the same name. Earlier this year, the track made history with the highest debut on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever. The Texas native made history once again when her album shattered the record for the largest-ever debut streaming week for a country album by a woman with 23.96 million streams in its first week.

Morris celebrated the good news over the weekend when she, along with her supergroup The Highwomen, had the chance to share the stage with the legendary Dolly Parton at the Newport Folk Festival. While on stage together, Parton congratulated Morris on her chart-topping song, leaving Morris speechless.

Maren Morris is currently in the midst of her world tour. Later this fall, she will join Miranda Lambert on her all-female Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour.

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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.