Fresh off her CMA Album Of The Year win, Maren Morris brought her Girl The World Tour to the Armory on Saturday night. The auditorium was noticeably dominated by women, excited to hear Morris’s “girl power” message. Saturday night’s show brought the tour to a close.
First up on Saturday night was Hailey Whitters, kind of a local coming from Iowa. She sights her grandfather as an influence easy in her life. She brought that small town innocence to the big stage, at one point saying that she was waiting tables before Maren asked her to come on tour. Her hit “Ten Year Town” got the biggest response from the crowd.
Up next from the Great White North – Tenille Townes. Only 25, she is a seasoned veteran, having been nominated for Female Artists Of The Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards when she was only 17. Extremely energetic right out of the gate, Tenille, her set came off authentic, she was singing about her real life experiences. Highlighting this was “Jersey On The Wall”, humbly and honestly asking God why he couldn’t stop a car crash. She led the crowd in a rowdy sing along of U2’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, but the loudest response came for her hit “Somebody’s Daughter”
The house lights went dark right at 9pm, provoking the packed house to erupt. Silhouetted by back lit spotlights, Maren Morris walked up to the mic strumming the opening notes to “Girl” on a guitar. Described as a “feminist anthem”, the rocking song had a powerful effect on the crowd. You could feel the positive vibes washing over the Armory as Morris sang “ everything’s gonna be okay”. The girl can sing, and each note was delivered powerfully yet beautifully.
With large screens showing space scenes and rainbow colors, Maren bounced around the stage with so much energy it was hard to believe she was with child. Her set was almost evenly split with songs from Hero and 2019 CMA Album of the Year Girl. The loudest response of the night came with the cross over hit “The Middle”. Morris slowed it down a bit with her ballad “I Could Use A Love Song”.
Maren Morris completely dominated the Armory Saturday night and with her rebel attitude is on her way to dominate the charts and the hearts of fans for a long long time.