Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd Welcome Baby Boy

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are the proud new parents of a baby boy! The superstar couple welcomed their first…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 23, 2020


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Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are the proud new parents of a baby boy!

The superstar couple welcomed their first child, Hayes Andrew Hurd, on Monday, March 23. They shared the news in separate posts on Instagram.

Morris called her newborn son the “love of our lives,” while Hurd shared the news by simpling revealing his name and birthdate.

Little Hayes Andrew made his arrival seven days before his March 30 due date and just one day before Maren and Ryan’s second wedding anniversary.

Congratulations to the happy family!

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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.