WATCH: Maren Morris Sings a Song for Stoners, Gets Parenting Advice From Willie Nelson

Maren Morris filled in for Jimmy Kimmel as a guest host on Monday evening’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and showcased another…


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August 17, 2021


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Maren Morris filled in for Jimmy Kimmel as a guest host on Monday evening’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and showcased another side of her personality with a song about weed. 

The GRAMMY-winning singer opened the show with a monologue about getting vaccinated, kids getting back to school and more. She also sang a song for stoners, hoping to educate Americans about where they can and can’t smoke throughout the U.S. 

“When traveling across America/ Weed laws ain’t no joke/ So before you tour the country/ Know the states where you can toke,” she sang. 

Morris went on to list the some of the states where recreational marijuana is legal, singing, “California’s down with doobies/ From Oakland to Hollyweed/ And in Washington and Oregon/ It’s cool to spark that green/ Nevada hits the jackpot/ Colorado is a mile high/ Michigan’s always holdin’/ And Montana’s lookin’ fried.” 


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Later in the show, “The Bones” singer was joined by the legendary Willie Nelson, who took time to offer a few words of advice about parenting while on tour. 

“So I actually had a baby recently, or in the last year or so, and I know that you’ve brought your children out on the road for years as you’ve toured. Do you have any advice for bringing a baby on a tour bus and what that might look like?,” Morris asked him. 

“Well, you know, all my career I’ve had kids on the bus,” Nelson shared. “They grew up to be pickers themselves and most of them have wound up out on the stage with me, singing with me every night. So, it’s just really been a big joy to have your kids with you, especially when you’re gone as much as I am gone.”

The new mom praised Nelson’s parenting, tell him, “I love so much that you’ve incorporated and just collaborated with them over the years and Lucas has always been so lovely to me when we’re out on the same festivals together. So, you’ve raised them right, so I’ll just take it from you, however you’ve brought those boys up.”

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Nelson, 88, also spoke with Morris about his long-standing poker game with Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson, shared his advice for songwriters and more. 

The Country Music Hall of Fame member’s appearance was in support of his new book, Letters To America, which was released on June 29. 

Click above to watch the interview. 

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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.