Sugar | Maren Morris

Since discovering the Dixie Chicks in middle school, I've had this love for country  music, but not just any country.  I prefer a more upbeat country tune that embodies some sort of message that makes you feel happy and this song meets all of my requirements.  Maren Morris is, according to industry standards, a new artist and apparently swept the recent Country Music Awards.  She's also nominated for the best new artist category at the upcoming 2017 #Grammys.  Her entire album is definitely something that I would replay repeatedly, but this song is one of the stand-outs to me.  If you aren't sure if you like country or how you would even feel about listening, I would recommend this track as a nice introduction, since it titters very finely along the pop lines.  

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