Maren Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd release their first-ever duet that celebrates their six-year relationship: ‘Making music not babies this time’
Country music lovebirds Maren Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd have teamed up on a song for the very first time.
The couple collaborated on the romantic duet Chasing After You, which became available on Friday.
The steamy track served as a celebration of the pair’s relationship. Maren and Ryan began dating in 2015 and tied the knot in 2018; together they have one child. ‘Making music not babies this time,’ she joked on Instagram this week.
Country lovebirds: Maren Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd teamed up on a song for the very first time with romantic duet Chasing After You, which was released on Friday
The music superstars welcomed their first child – son Hayes – into the world last March and admitted on Apple Music Country’s Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannenshe they were ‘scared’ to make music together at first in case they ended up in a ‘serious relationship.’
However, the 30-year-old The Middle hitmaker said it ended up improving their ‘dynamic’ as writers.
‘I mean, we still write together. I think that’s always going to be a part of our relationship, is being creative,’ she said.
‘There was a time that we wrote so many songs together in the beginning that we were scared. Like if we did get into a serious relationship, that we wouldn’t be able to write as honestly to and about each other in the room, but I don’t feel like that’s been the case.’
‘I think it’s only strengthened our dynamic in the writing room over the years,’ she added.
Fear of collaborating: The Middle hitmaker admitted the pair (seen in this November selfie) were ‘scared’ to make music together at first in case they ended up in a ‘serious relationship’
Music of the heart: 34-year-old Ryan admitted that working together creatively has always come ‘natural’ to the couple, who started dating in 2015
Ryan admitted working together creatively has always come ‘natural’ to them.
‘It’s been really natural. And I think that that’s the best part about it, is that it’s been such a seamless … There’s moments that are hard to be a creative partnership and actually have a life together,’ said the 34-year-old singer-songwriter.
‘That’s it, there are moments where that Venn diagram is awkward, but I think for the most part we do this together, we always have.
‘And then I do Maren’s career with her, just as much as she does mine with me. And so I think if you have that perspective, the timing stuff sort of figures itself out,’ he added.
Country music’s cutest couple: ‘We’re not making it to midnight,’ Maren captioned this adorable New Year’s Eve photo of the pair, who tied the knot in 2018
Proud parents: Maren and Ryan welcomed their first child – son Hayes – into the world last March and dressed him up as Harry Potter for his first Halloween
The proud husband also teased his Grammy-winning wife’s upcoming new album. The collection will be her follow-up to 2019’s Girl, which was certified Gold.
‘Obviously, we’re all excited about her next album, whenever that is. I’m the only one who’s heard all the songs, so I’m proud of that,’ he gushed.
‘I don’t know, I am constantly, don’t listen too closely, I am always amazed at how good Maren is. She’s my favorite songwriter and honestly, has just a world-class voice.’
Best friends: The couple first met during a songwriting session in 2013 and remained friends before starting to date in 2015. Maren called Ryan ‘my favorite human’ in this November photo