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Posted: October 24, 2017

Music City Minute: Tim McGraw, Chris Janson, Maren Morris, Alan Jackson

We got to experience Tim McGraw and the Soul2Soul tour a couple weeks ago, and as you know Chris Janson is doing an amazing job opening for Tim & Faith. Well sometimes the guys like together backstage and have a little jam session, and they did that recently with Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”.  


Maren Morris just made news for something unexpected. She signed a contract with Wilhelmina Models. She's their first country artist. Other musicians on their roster include Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, and Shawn Mendes.

If you’re wondering what this means for Maren? Well, they're going to get her photo shoots with fashion magazines, they'll help style her for red carpet events, and they're going to set up partnerships with fashion companies. So, maybe a Maren Morris line of clothes?

But she sees something else about this deal that's very important. Quote, "It's been really inspiring to see my fans and young girls look at me as someone to model after. You don't need to look perfect or sound perfect. 

"I mean I'm five-foot-one, and I've got short brunette hair. I'm not the typical country-looking starlet. But I think that's what gravitates my fans to me. I have an edge to what I say in my songs and it translates visually as well to my personal style."

Sunday was a big day for Alan Jackson, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame! Alan spoke about how there was one main reason he got into country music, cars. He wanted a lot of cars and couldn’t afford them so he thought well, the only way I might get to do this is becoming a singer.

George Strait and Loretta Lynn were on stage to present Alan Jackson with his induction medal and unveiled the plaque with his name on it. Then, bless her heart Loretta Lynn said this was the first time she’s been out since her stroke but she had to make it for Alan.

You can watch the induction for Alan Jackson, and see the sweet words Loretta had for him: 

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