My Church – Maren Morris (Columbia/Nashville)

Alright, alright, here’s something new, unique and sweet. This is the only thing I’ve heard so far; it’s the just-released radio single. It sounds like it was recorded in a garage, but a really cool garage. The gal’s voice is like a cross between an acoustic Miranda and a punk band singer; a bit raspy. The sound of it is raw and real, the musicians are playing AS she’s singing the song. And here’s a cherry on top: This hooky thing is an anthem about listening to the radio! That and the open road, that’s her church. This is a very exciting record.