Maren Morris is up for Female Artist of the Year, a category formerly called Female Vocalist of the Year, at next week's Academy of Country Music Awards. Maren tells us she's thrilled with not only the nomination, but the change in the category description. “I'm excited! I love that the ACMs changed it from Female Vocalist to Female Artist, same with Male Vocalist. I never really understood the title of that category even being a nominee cause what is it? Is it like the best singer that year or is it the woman that had the biggest year? I think it should be more about like work-wise who had just without a doubt the biggest year and so I'm glad that they changed the title of it. I think that's very cool. I don't really think I'm gonna win cause I don't think (laughs) this is like my year right now. I think like my cycle would be next time.”

Maren is also set to perform with Brothers Osborne during the live ACM Awards broadcast, airing from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on CBS on Sunday, April 7th.

Maren is currently climbing the charts with “Girl,” the title track from her new sophomore album.

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