Maren Morris Wants To Open A Nashville Bar Called My Church

“It would be in an old church, maybe a Catholic one,” Morris told Stephen Colbert.


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 11, 2024

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Will Maren Morris be joining the growing list of artists to open their own bar in Nashville?

During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the songstress reflected on how even though she has been a Nashville resident for the past 11 years, she often finds herself missing parts of her home state in Texas, especially the food. Morris explained that Music City hasn’t quite met her standards for Tex-Mex, but maybe she will be the one to change that. 

“Nashville is amazing…incredible music culture, food culture as well. But yeah, Tex-Mex they haven’t nailed it yet. Maybe that’s what my next thing should be. Not that I know anything about it,” she told Colbert while brainstorming the idea to open her own restaurant. 

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Discussed Her Dreams Of Opening A Bar Named “My Church”

This idea then prompted Morris to open up about her dreams to one day open a bar in Nashville and name it “My Church,” after her breakout debut single. This song appeared on her major label debut album, Hero, was ranked at No. 15 on Billboard’s 100 Best Pop Songs of 2016, and won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. Additionally, “My Church” was on the Country Airplay chart for 22 weeks and eventually made its way into the Top 10.

“I’ve always wanted to open a bar in Nashville called My Church, and it would be in an old church, maybe a Catholic one,” she went on to say. 

If the “Humble Quest” singer were to take the idea for this establishment and turn it into a reality, she would join a long list of fellow country stars who have dedicated their time to opening a business in Nashville. The most recent artists to announce plans for their own bar and restaurant around the city include Old Dominion, Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs. 

Ringing In Her 34th Birthday

Maren Morris has had a year of ups and downs and was greatly impacted by her divorce from fellow country singer, Ryan Hurd. Regardless of the turmoil she has faced, she is looking ahead to bigger and brighter things, as she revealed in her recent Instagram post dedicated to her 34th birthday. 

The slideshow of photos captured moments of happiness with her girl gang and was paired with a heartfelt caption that read, “hello, 34. the year of 33 was… something, but the bridge has been crossed and I’m on the other side. to the wonderful women in my life who carried me over it: I’ll never be able to repay you.”

Celebrating The Women In Her Life

Especially in light of the recent events in her life, it’s become more and more common for Morris to give a shoutout to her group of close female supporters and their ongoing efforts to help her through the toughest times. She also paid tribute to these women during her recent appearance at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards. During the event, she was honored as the recipient of the Visionary Award and performed her single, “Girl,” which was released on March 8, 2019.

Maren Morris; Photo by Gilbert Flores for Billboard
Maren Morris; Photo by Gilbert Flores for Billboard

“I would not have been able to survive this past year of my life, not to get too serious, but this year has been a lot and the women in my life have truly banded around me and kept me upright,” she said during her acceptance speech. “But my favorite thing about my team and just women in general is our visions, our ideas, our crazy theories, whatever it is, our ideas don’t just sit in a voice note. We figure out how to execute them on the phone with each other the next day, and we make them real. And I feel like we’re the best at that.”

RSVP Redux Tour Kicks Off This Spring

Beginning May 29, Maren Morris will embark on her recently announced RSVP Redux Tour. This 2024 trek will find her “dusting off some deep cuts” and getting the chance to finally take fans on the journey that was set to take place back in 2020 but was ultimately canceled. 

“this tour is going to be so much fun with different sets every night, so répondez s’il vous plaît, baby. 💌,” she wrote on Instagram.

Morris will kick things off in San Francisco, CA on May 29 and run through July 31. For a full list of dates and to purchase tickets,

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.