June 8, 2021
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR MAREN MORRIS TO HEADLINE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS’ ANNUAL KIDS NIGHT OUT EVENT AUGUST 13
Winning multiple recent country music awards and breaking sales records, Morris has easily become one of the industry’s hottest singers
Kansas City, Mo. – Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards Female Artist of the Year, Maren Morris, is set to headline Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s 2021 Kids Night Out event at the Overland Park Convention Center Friday, August 13.
Presented by Burns & McDonnell and Summit Homes, the 2021 Kids Night Out event will raise funds to support ten area Boys & Girls Clubs serving nearly 1,000 youth each day in Metropolitan Kansas City.
“Our annual Kids Night Out event is known around the metro as one of the best charity events in the Greater Kansas City area and beyond because of the incredible entertainment we feature each year,” said Dr. Dred Scott, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. “We’ve been hosting this phenomenal event for 25 years. Thanks to your support we’re able to do amazing things on your behalf for kids throughout Kansas City.”
Morris’ triple platinum single “The Bones” dominated 2020, topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 19 consecutive weeks — the longest No. 1 by a solo female musician ever and the first solo female multi-week No. 1 since 2012. The single earned Morris Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Bones” at the 2020 CMA Awards, plus Female Artist of the year and Music Event of the Year at the 2020 ACM Awards.
Her 2019 album GIRL shattered the record for the largest ever debut streaming week for a country album by a woman and was named Album of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards, where Morris was the most nominated artist.
GIRL arrived three years after Morris’ breakout, Gold-certified debut album HERO, for which she won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance, New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards and New Artist of the Year at the 2016 CMA Awards. HERO features the much-lauded singles that launched Morris’ career into the stratosphere include: the double Platinum “My Church,” Platinum “80s Mercedes,” and “I Could Use A Love Song,” and Gold “Rich.”
Thirty-one-year-old Morris was born in Arlington, Texas. She married her husband Ryan Hurd in 2018 and had son Hayes Andrew Hurd in 2020. The family now lives in Nashville, with their two dogs, a white German Shepherd named June, and an English Bulldog named Pancake.
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City has provided youth, ages 5 to 18, a fun and safe environment to learn, play, grow and meet new friends – with a special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances. From sports, digital arts and media to group activities and tutoring, the Clubs provide caring adult mentors, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs each day during critical non-school hours.
Priority programs for 2021 emphasize academic success, good character, citizenship, and healthy lifestyles projected to reach nearly 1,000 area youth each day. Whether it is learning how an individual can make a difference in his/her community or learning how to swim – the Clubs strive to help youth feel important and put their dreams of a great future within reach.
To find out more about Kids Night Out or to purchase an individual ticket or sponsorship, call 816-361-3600, email events@helpKCkids.org or visit www.KidsNightOutKC.com.
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