It’s pretty exciting for any artist in any genre to get to play Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and selling it out just takes the energy up a notch for the entertainers. But Maren Morris elevated her March 13 show by many degrees when she welcomed a star-studded singalong that had the Ryman’s rafters rattling.
Social media was lit up with posts from fans and celebrities alike who attended and enjoyed the show which could have also been a celebration for the release of her newest critically-acclaimed album, Girl.
And it was almost as if Maren was sticking to a theme, including her pal, Cassadee Pope as the show’s opening act, then inviting Brandi Carlile to sing “Common” with her. But Maren also gave one of the performance slots to Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby, inviting them to perform the deep cut “Virginia Bluebell” from Miranda’s album, Revolution.
It was when all of the ladies joined the guest of honor on stage to sing her smash, “My Church,” that things got crazy.
In a post on her Instagram page, Maren reveals that the moment was not rehearsed. She shares a bit of video from the show and says, “this moment was not planned but it made my [heart] explode. @brandicarlile @mirandalambert @cassadeepope @wruckestrike surprising me and coming out during My Church at the SOLD OUT MOTHER CHURCH. ”
Following the excitement of the Ryman show, Maren shared the news that she would return to Nashville on October 18 for another show at the city’s Ascend Amphitheater—this time taking it outdoors. We’r ready for the party.