Love in a Bar

Album: Ryan Hurd (2017)


  • Ryan Hurd shines a light on how he met his fiancée Maren Morris during this song – with some poetic license.

    "['Love In a Bar'] is very much an autobiographical song about my relationship with Maren," Hurd told People. "I met Maren writing songs and I met her when I was starting to have success. We wrote 'Last Turn Home,' that Tim McGraw recorded, and we would write and then after we'd go over to a bar in midtown and have a couple beers. That's when we started making a real connection, beyond a creative partnership."

    "The imagery in 'Love In a Bar' - the cigarettes and a Corona - those are vivid pictures in my head and I'm giving the listener a version of that in their head," he added. "It's such an expression sonically. That's who I was at 28 years old and that's the thing my heart was chasing and the thing my music was gravitating toward."
  • The intimate black-and-white music video was filmed at Hurd's family's lake house in Michigan.

    "It's really relaxed," Hurd said. "I'm really proud of the song and also getting to showcase a little bit of our relationship and letting people have a little sliver, a window, of what we do on a normal day on vacation or in a special place."

    "And that's actually where I proposed to Maren, too, was at that same house," he added, "so we didn't re-enact anything, but we got to shoot some very familiar things. It was really a special project."


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