Maren Morris was born in 1990 in Arlington, Texas. He parents owned a hair salon. Maren demonstrated her interest in music rather early. When she was just 10 years old, Morris performed at her parents’ parties and sang karaoke, copying Patsy Cline and Leann Rimes. While in high school, Maren started writing poems and short stories.
When Morris turned 12, her father bought her a guitar. It took Maren two years to learn how to play it perfectly. She began performing at local concert stages. The young woman traveled around Texas, performing in all the bars and clubs that allowed her in. Maren did that on the weekends since she had to keep up with the studies. At that time, her biggest influences were Patty Griffin, Dixie Chicks, and Cheryl Crow. Even though Morris mostly performed country music, she also enjoyed other genres.
In June 2005, Mozzi Blozzi Music released Morris’ first studio album, Walk On. Morris wrote nine out of ten songs on the LP. However, it didn’t make it into the charts. Later, she signed a contract with Smith Music Group and began working on a new album.