Pregnant Maren Morris Predicts She Will Be the ‘Rule-Setter’ and Ryan Hurd Will Be the ‘Fun One’

Maren Morris and her husband, fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd, are counting down the days until March when their baby boy…


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January 29, 2020


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Maren Morris and her husband, fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd, are counting down the days until March when their baby boy is expected to arrive. As the couple prepares for parenthood, Morris is already thinking about what kind of parents she and her husband will be.

Already “mom and dad” to two dogs, Pancake and June, the “GIRL” singer says she has a pretty good idea of how things are going to work when their new addition makes his debut.

“I think that I am probably gonna be the rule-setter,” Morris recently told ABC Audio, “and Ryan’s gonna be the fun one that they go to, to hang out. I don’t know. I think I’m a little bit of both.”

“We have two dogs, so I feel like that’s our chemistry now,” she added. “So maybe that will transfer to a kid, a human kid. I have no idea.”

The soon-to-be mother admitted they likely won’t know how things will pan out until their little one arrives.

“The thing about being a new parent is you have no context of how you will be with your own,” she explained. “It’s different from like holding a friend’s baby or being around friends’ kids, because it’s not your ‘copy.’ So I don’t know. I’ll tell you in a year.”  

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd recently enjoyed a babymoon at Blackberry Farm, a luxury resort in East Tennessee. She showed off her growing baby bump in an Instagram post, writing “back at the farm.”

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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.