As a country music veteran, Vince Gill has had the opportunity to work with a whole assortment of talented female country artists. He’s had the chance to work with everyone from Reba McEntire, to Patty Loveless, to Dolly Parton.
Now, Gill may be set to collaborate with one of country music’s shining stars of today’s era. In fact, she was recently named as a nominee for the Female Vocalist of the Year award for the 50th CMA Awards.
Known for her mega-hit “My Church” and her latest single “80s Mercedes,” Maren Morris has quickly achieved success in country music. Her debut album, Hero, topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and she was invited to join Keith Urban as the opening act on his Ripcord World Tour.
Due to all of her success, Morris was nominated for the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the CMAs. But that wasn’t the only nomination she received. In fact, Morris was one of the artists who walked away with the most nominations, with her name making it in the running for Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and both Single and Song of the Year for “My Church.”
In addition to her two solo singles, Morris was also featured on Dierks Bentley‘s single “I’ll Be the Moon,” off of his album, Black. But now, it looks like she may be preparing for a duet with Gill.
Big Yellow Dog Music, which is a Nashville publishing company that employs songwriters such as Morris, shared a photo on Twitter of the CMA nominee sitting next to Gill with a piece of paper in her hand. She even appears to be singing in the photo, while Gill looks off to the side and plays his acoustic guitar.
— Big Yellow Dog Music (@TheBigYellowDog) August 24, 2016
According to everything we see in the photo, it sure does look like Morris and Gill are working on a song together. Even if they aren’t recording a duet, they’re obviously collaborating at some level, and that’s exciting in itself.
We really hope that Morris and Gill are recording a duet, and we can’t wait to hear it if that’s the case. In the meantime, enjoy Morris’ music video for her CMA-nominated song, “My Church.”