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Check out the official music video for "My Church" by Maren Morris

Maren Morris' debut album HERO, featuring ""I Could Use A Love Song"", ""80s Mercedes"" & ""My Church,"" is now available: Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/mmhero Amazon: http://smarturl.it/amzmmhero Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gpmmhero Spotify: http://smarturl.it/spotifyhero

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My Church on Wikipedia
"My Church"
MyChurch.jpg
Single by Maren Morris
from the album Hero
ReleasedJanuary 19, 2016 (2016-01-19)
FormatDigital download
Genre
  • Country pop
  • gospel[1]
Length3:17
LabelColumbia Nashville
Writer(s)
  • Maren Morris
  • busbee
Producer(s)
  • busbee
  • Maren Morris
Maren Morris singles chronology

"My Church" is a song by American country music singer Maren Morris. It was released in January 2016 as her debut single and serves as the lead single from her debut studio album, Hero (2016). Morris co-wrote and co-produced the song with busbee. The song won the award for Best Country Solo Performance and was nominated for Best Country Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.[2]

Contents

  • 1 Content
  • 2 Reception
    • 2.1 Critical
    • 2.2 Commercial
    • 2.3 Accolades
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Charts
    • 4.1 Weekly charts
    • 4.2 Year-end charts
  • 5 Certifications
  • 6 References

Content

The church in the song is used figuratively to describe the sanctuary that she feels is her car when she plays music on the Highway FM radio while driving.[3][4] The song refers to listening to country icons like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams and is about "the simple joy that comes with turning up the volume, rolling down the windows and singing along to the radio at 65 miles an hour."[3] She compares the experience to a church revival, saying, "Yeah, I guess that's my church." She co-wrote and co-produced the single with busbee.[4]

Critical

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country rated the song as a "Critic's Pick", saying that "She’s a mix of Amy Winehouse, Little Big Town and pulp fiction. Beautiful images and ideas swirl around lo-fi instrumentation... A little sweetness seeps through during this soulful, blues-influenced jam."[5]

Rolling Stone named "My Church" one of the 30 best songs of the first half of 2016: "Some keep the Sabbath going to church. Breakout Nashville star Maren Morris keeps it blazing down the freeway listening to classic country radio – with Hank Williams delivering the sermon and Johnny Cash leading the choir. Honoring tradition, this joyous popwise stomper keeps it moving forward."[6]

Billboard ranked "My Church" at number 15 on their "100 Best Pop Songs of 2016" list: “Talk about finding your religion: On this undeniable singalong, country’s hottest newcomeof 2016 takes us to church via this love letter to driving with the windows down, while country radio preaches to your solo choir. Fittingly, it navigated Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for 22 weeks, even earning Maren Morris a trip to the top 10. Not a bad blessing for your first major-label single.”[7] In the annual Village Voice's Pazz & Jop mass critics poll of the year's best in music in 2016, "My Church" was ranked at number 29, tied with Rihanna's "Kiss It Better" and The Weeknd's "Starboy".[8]

Commercial

According to Columbia Nashville, the song set a record as the song played by the greatest number of radio stations ever for a debut single in its impact week, with 107 stations playing the song, beating the previous record of 99.[9] It entered the Country Airplay chart at number 59.[10] It first entered the Hot Country Songs chart at number 38 for the week of January 30, 2016,[11] selling 6,000 copies that week.[12] It entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart two weeks later[13] and reached number one on the Country Digital Songs chart in another four weeks.[14] In the US, the song has sold over 943,000 digital copies as of March 2017.[15]

Music video

The music video debuted in January 2016. It features Morris driving an early 1970s Mercedes Sedan, and picking up various passengers along the way. The guy on the motorcycle is played by actor Oryan West.[18]

References

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Hero - Maren Morris | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Grammy Awards 2017: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew (January 25, 2016). "Watch Maren Morris Praise FM Radio in 'My Church' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Roland, Tom (February 2, 2016). "Maren Morris Mixes Cash, Christ and Marconi In 'My Church'". Billboard. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Dukes, Billy (November 21, 2015). "ToC Critic's Pick: Maren Morris, 'My Church' [Listen]". Taste of Country. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Christopher R. Weingarten (June 22, 2016). "30 Best Songs of 2016 So Far". Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Billboard's 100 Best Pop Songs of 2016: Critics' Picks". Billboard. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "PAZZ+JOP 2016". Village Voice. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ Brian Cantor (January 20, 2016). "Maren Morris' Debut Single "My Church" Sets Records at Country Radio". Headline Planet. 
  10. ^ "Country Airplay: January 30, 2016". Billboard. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Hot Country Songs: January 30, 2016". Billboard. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 19, 2016). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: January 19, 2016". Roughstock. 
  13. ^ "The Hot 100: February 13, 2016". Billboard. 
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 29, 2016). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: February 29, 2016". Roughstock. 
  15. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (April 17, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: April 17, 2017". Roughstock. 
  16. ^ Watts, Cindy (August 31, 2016). "Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris leaders in 2016 CMA Awards nominations". The Tennessean. Retrieved August 31, 2016. 
  17. ^ Hautman, Nicholas (April 2, 2017). "ACM Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominees and Winners". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 
  18. ^ McClellan, Laura (January 26, 2016). "Maren Morris Finds Her Own Religion in 'My Church' Video". Taste of Country. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  20. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Canada Country for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  21. ^ "Archive Chart: 2017-03-31". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  22. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  24. ^ "Maren Morris – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Maren Morris. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  25. ^ "Country Airplay Songs - Year-End 2016 - Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Hot Country Songs - Year-End 2016 - Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Maren Morris – My Church". Music Canada. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  28. ^ "American single certifications – Maren Morris – My Church". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 16, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
   

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