Maren Morris Warms Up for Her Summer Dates with Sam Hunt with a Sold-Out Headlining Tour

ABC/Image Group LATonight in New York City, four-time Grammy nominee Maren Morris kicks off her first-ever headlining trek with two sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom.

“The rehearsals are going great,” she says of the Hero Tour. “I'm excited to… have a longer set list and really play with lighting. I mean I'm getting into all these creative things I never really got to do before,” she adds.

Once the “80s Mercedes” hitmaker wraps her headlining gig in April, she’ll spend the summer opening Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 dates.

“I've been a fan of Sam's since the beginning,” Maren recalls. “I think we both blend our love of country throughout our love of other genres in a really seamless way. And he just puts on a bada** show,” she quips.

In the end, Maren believes she and Sam share a certain innovative spirit that makes the tour a good fit.

“I just love people that blaze their own trail and don't sound like a carbon copy of someone else. They really make it their own,” she says.

Sam and Maren also have at least one more thing in common. The “Body Like a Back Road” singer was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy last year, and Maren is up for the award at this year’s ceremony later this month in Los Angeles.

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Kelsea Ballerini is "Unapologetically" fashionable tonight on "Project Runway"

Kelsea Ballerini is "Unapologetically" fashionable tonight on "Project Runway"Black River EntertainmentIf you’ve noticed Kelsea Ballerini’s stage outfits and red carpet looks, it’s no secret the 24-year-old is a bit of fashionista.

While she’s previously admitted she loves playing “dress up,” tonight, the “Legends” hitmaker will really have a chance to show off her fashion know-how.

“Thursday!!!” Kelsea tweeted, along with a short video of her dancing with Project Runway stars Zac Posen and Georgina Chapman. She’ll be tonight’s guest judge on the Lifetime show that airs at 9 p.m. ET.

On Friday, Kelsea releases a new track from her forthcoming sophomore album. You’ll be able to stream or download “High School” this week, ahead of Unapologetically’s November 3 release.

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