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Who is Maren Morris?

She’s the most exciting new voice in country music, and perhaps the most exciting new voice in pop music writ large.

Why is she here?

She’s up for one of the night’s most coveted trophies, best new artist, as well as best country album (“Hero”), best country song (“My Church”) and best country solo performance (“My Church” again.) Instead of performing solo, she’ll be duetting with R&B singer Alicia Keys. The two paired up for a “CMT Crossroads” episode in December, where they sang each other’s songs.

Songs you might recognize:

The soulful stomp of “My Church” makes it the strongest cut on “Hero,” but Morris’s other big single, “80s Mercedes” is a close second.

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Live coverage of the 2017 Grammy Awards with instant analysis and commentary on the red carpet, the performances and the winners.

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