Maren Morris Releases Two New Tracks, ‘Just for Now’ and ‘Takes Two’

Maren Morris recently went back into her musical vault and found two tracks to “polish” up and release to fans….

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Lauren Jo Black

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June 12, 2020

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Maren Morris recently went back into her musical vault and found two tracks to “polish” up and release to fans. Out Friday (June 12), “Just for Now” and “Takes Two” have been added to the superstar’s GIRL album across all streaming platforms.

GIRL has been out over a year & has been one of the most transformative periods of my life.,” Morris recently shared on social media. “During this time off the road, I had the opportunity to polish up 2 older songs of mine that I couldn’t wait for you to hear.”

“Just for Now” was originally recorded during the HERO sessions. The Texas native co-wrote the song with her husband Ryan Hurd and the late Busbee, who Morris often collaborated with before his tragic passing in 2019.

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“Takes Two” was a track Morris recorded while in the studio creating her sophomore album, GIRL. She co-wrote the song with Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin, the same songwriters she wrote the smash hit “GIRL” with.

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The release of the new tracks comes as the Grammy-winning singer’s Platinum-certified hit “The Bones” is spending its fourteenth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. After its 11th week on the chart, the song became the longest leading No.1 by a solo female artist. Earlier this year, when “The Bones” first hit No.1 on the chart, it marked the first time since 2016 that a solo country female artist had two #1’s from the same album.

Maren Morris’ latest single, “To Hell & Back,” was the second most-added song at country radio upon impact, with 41 stations added the song during its first week.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.