With a “Rich” Hit, Maren Morris Says Being “Emotionally Connected” to Her Songs Is the Most Important Thing

With a “Rich” Hit, Maren Morris Says Being “Emotionally Connected” to Her Songs Is the Most Important Thing

Maren Morris notched another Top 10 single this week as “Rich” reached No. 10 on the Mediabase chart.

The tune is the third single from Maren’s major-label debut album, Hero, to crack the Top 10, following “My Church” and “I Could Use a Love Song.”

Maren co-wrote every track on Hero, and as she recently told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, she needs to feel “emotionally connected” to her songs.

“The most important thing for me as a writer is I have to be emotionally connected to it,” says Maren to Kix. “If I don’t feel some sort of punch in the chest, whether it’s because it’s a heartbreaking song that’s really honest or just because it’s fun and it makes me laugh or makes me move, I have to have an emotional reaction to it, and so staying honest and staying true in the room is really important.”

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