Maren Morris Breaks Amazon Music Global Streaming Record With ‘Humble Quest’

7 April 2022 | 10:39 am | Mallory Arbour

Released on March 25, 'Humble Quest' debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums.

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Maren Morris has broken another Amazon Music record, with the most first-day and first-week streams on Amazon Music for a country album by a female artist. It follows the lead single, Circles Around This Town, which broke the record for most streams for a country song debut by a female artist upon release back in January.

Amazon Music shared on Twitter, “[Maren Morris] is in her “Humble” era, so we’ll go ahead and do that bragging for her. Congratulations on globally breaking the record for the most first-day and first-week streams on Amazon Music for a country album by a female artist, with Humble Quest.”

Retweeting the news, Morris added, “Y’all have lost your ever loving minds. Thank you for this.”

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Morris began writing the songs on Humble Quest in the beginning of the pandemic as a series of major life changes unfolded—new motherhood, an upended career, the death of beloved friend and collaborator Michael Busbee and more, further compounded by lockdown.

Produced by frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin and written alongside her husband and fellow country artist Ryan Hurd as well as Julia Michaels, Jimmy Robbins, Natalie Hemby, Laura Veltz and Jon Green, Humble Quest contains 11 songs including Circles Around This Town, The Furthest Thing, I Can’t Love You Anymore, Humble Quest, Background Music, Nervous, Tall Guys, Detour, Hummingbird, Good Friends and What Would This World Do?

Morris first announced the album news on social media in mid-January, along with a letter to fans in which she described the record as “country-er” than her last and “really hopeful.”

Morris wrote in part, “It turns out the pandemic did humble me. Shooting off my mouth one time too many humbled me, the death of a beloved friend and producer humbled me, motherhood and marriage humbled me. 'Humble' began to feel more like a grounded state of understanding oneself; not so much by being relatable to or understood by all.”

She concluded, “Am I humble enough now? Maybe. Or maybe I still haven’t found it yet. Or maybe, who gives a sh** as long as your friends and, most importantly, you know what your heart is all about? But here’s to taking the quest to find out.”


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