Maren Morris Takes Home First American Music Awards Win
Maren Morris’ winning streak continues! The superstar took home her first-ever American Music Award on Sunday, securing the title of…
Maren Morris; Photo by John Russell/CMA
Maren Morris’ winning streak continues!
The superstar took home her first-ever American Music Award on Sunday, securing the title of Favorite Female Artist — Country. Morris beat out Gabby Barrett and Miranda Lambert for the honor.
This marks Morris’ first fan-voted award as well. She took to Twitter to thank her followers for doing their part.
“I think this is my first ever fan-voted award,” the Texas native gushed. “Thank you all so much for voting.”
The “To Hell & Back” singer recently notched wins at the CMA and ACM Awards and is currently the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and ACM Female Artist of the Year.
Other winners are the 2020 American Music Awards included Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and Blake Shelton.
Lauren Jo Black
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.