Maren Morris Unveils New Version of ‘The Bones’ Featuring Hozier

Maren Morris is taking her latest single, “The Bones” to a whole new level with the release of a brand…


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October 4, 2019


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Maren Morris is taking her latest single, “The Bones” to a whole new level with the release of a brand new version of the track featuring Irish-born musician, singer and songwriter Hozier.

The just-released collab has Morris and Hozier trading vocals, each showing off their impressive pipes (listen below).

The decision to collaborate with Hozier was an easy one for Morris, who has been a fan of his music for quite some time.

“When I first heard ‘Like Real People Do’ I think I could actually hear my heart breaking and then immediately felt songwriter envy that I didn’t write it first,” Morris shared. “Hozier’s soul and vulnerability is so arresting and fit so well with the foundational theme of my song ‘The Bones.’ I feel so grateful to have him on it.”

“Something of love’s enduring nature really comes through on ‘The Bones,’ it’s a gorgeous song,” Hozier added. “I was delighted to be asked to sing with the Maren Morris on this track – she is such a wonderful artist.”

“The Bones” is the second single from Morris’ sophomore album, GIRL. She co-wrote the song alongside Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz.

Fans can catch Morris on the road headlining her GIRL: The World Tour and appearing as a special guest on Miranda Lambert’s 2019 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.