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WATCH: Maren Morris Talks Defining Career Moment

July 5, 2017

Maren Morris recently joined TODAY's Willie Geist at The Palm restaurant in Nashville to discuss her journey so far in country music. The 27-year-old was turned down by both American Idol and The Voice in the past, however, that didn't stop this breakout star from winning the 2016 CMA Award for New Artist of the Year.

A defining factor in Morris' career was writing her lead single, "My Church." After releasing the track on Spotify, her life changed forever. The track comes from her now gold-certified debut album, Hero.

Morris signed with Columbia Nashville Records and even went on to with the Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance. Watch below!