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Country music star Maren Morris’ Humble Quest Tour makes a stop at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail this summer

Vail, Colo., March 7, 2021 — Maren Morris began writing and performing music at local honky-tonks when she was just 12 years old. Eight years later, she moved to Nashville to pursue her country music career, focusing on songwriting for both Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson before returning to her roots as a performer. In 2016, she debuted her first major label album, “Hero.” Her lead single, “My Church,” earned her four Grammy nominations and one win in 2017.

While rooted in the country music genre, her music also blends elements of pop, R&B and rock. In addition to the Grammy Award, the Texas-born musician has five Academy of Country Music Awards, one American Music award and five Country Music Association Awards.

Maren Morris’ Humble Quest Tour will come through the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Tuesday, Aug. 16, with support by The Lone Bellow. Tickets will go on sale March 11 at 10 a.m. MST and are $59.95 for lawn seats/$99.95-$129.95 for pavilion seating. (Lawn tickets will increase to $65 the day of the show.) For tickets and more information, visit grfavail.com/maren-morris.

With such accolades already secured, it’s hard to believe Morris was rejected from both “The Voice” and “American Idol” in her early years.

“I think about all of the freaking talent shows I’ve tried out for in my life and I’m so glad I didn’t make any of them,” she told Rolling Stone Country. “I’m happier for it now.”

Morris has written for Tim McGraw (2014’s “Last Turn Home”) and Kelly Clarkson (2015’s “Second Wind”) while also opening for Keith Urban on his 2016 summer tour. She’s also toured both as a headliner on her own tour in early 2017 and later joined Sam Hunt on his 15 in a 30 Tour. In 2018, she opened for former One Direction band member Niall Horan.

In 2016, Morris also formed the Highwomen with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires.

The Lone Bellow is an American band from Brooklyn, New York, and will perform in Vail with Morris. The band’s first two albums graced the Billboard 200 and they are known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performances.

For more information and tickets to Maren Morris’ Humble Quest Tour at The Amp in Vail, visit grfavail.com/maren-morris.

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About the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from headliner music and comedy, to internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage. The venue, named after President Gerald R. Ford and family, opened in 1987, and is operated by the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics and education.

The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide year-round extended learning opportunities that empower and educate the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company and GMC.

To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit www.vvf.org.

Media contact: Ross Leonhart, rleonhart@vvf.org, c. 301.518.4728. d. 970.748.5915