After local success as a teenage singer-songwriter, Maren Morris left her hometown of Arlington, Texas, in early 2013 and moved to Nashville to further pursue her country music dream. Her first few years were full of soul-crushing setbacks, such as failed auditions for The Voice
and American Idol
, and songs put on hold that never got recorded. By the middle of the decade she began getting placements as a songwriter, starting with tracks for Tim McGraw (2014's "Last Turn Home
") and Kelly Clarkson (2015's "Second Wind"). Morris' breakthrough as an artist came in 2016 with "My Church
," a song that came to her in the car.
Here, Morris reflects on the years she spent driving circles around Nashville as she tried to find her place within the music industry. "It's an honest but light look at what it's like to continuously chase down a dream," Morris told Apple Music. "It's just a fun song to jam in your car to."