The Maren Morris Live Show Is Exactly What We Needed This Year

emilytreadgold #1, Reviews

The last time Maren Morris and her band performed for a Los Angeles audience, it was at the iconic Greek theater pre-pandemic. This week, they finally returned to the stage for a full set streamed to a Los Angeles audience thanks to Verizon. 

The setlist included both new songs and old favorites, with a special focus on “Better Than We Found It” based on all of the tumultuous events of 2020.


  • Girl
  • 80s Mercedes
  • Hell and Back
  • Rich
  • Song for Everything
  • RSVP
  • The Middle
  • Better Than We Found It
  • The Bones
  • My Church

The show took place from the iconic Ryman Auditorium stage in Nashville, which served as the perfect backdrop. 

We definitely miss live shows, but this virtual session tonight helped us feel some sort of normalcy. Plus, we can’t complain of watching one of our favorites perform in pajamas!  

Verizon is bringing music back with this all-female lineup of events exclusively for members of Verizon Up, the award-winning customer loyalty program. Running through the end of December, upcoming artist performances will include Brittany Howard, Brandi Carlile, Jessie Reyez, Kelsea Ballerini, KAROL G, Maggie Rogers and Chloe x Halle.

Samantha Fong

"At 15 years old, I begged my mom to take me to Walmart to get Taylor Swift's debut deluxe album and I never turned back. This was my very first entry point to stan fandom. Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee I was exposed to a ton of music - from rapping 3 6 Mafia to bopping to Justin Timberlake's solo discography. Now, in LA have a day job working in nonprofit development, but by night, I'm a full-fledged fangirl. I'll listen to generally any genre, but I'm a sucker for a good pop song. If you ever need someone to scream sing Carly Rae Jepsen's E·MO·TION with, I'm your girl. No, I still have not gotten over the One Direction hiatus. Please continue to respect my privacy. Twitter : samfonggg, Instagram : samantha_fong"


Ashley Friedman

I grew up in Chicago where I lived and worked until my passion for music became so strong that I needed to move to Nashville immediately. I now work as a publicist by day and spend my nights taking advantage of writers’ rounds, secret shows, and all the hidden gems Music City has to offer. I got my start in the industry by producing a Taylor Swift podcast and am amazed to this day at the positive ripple effects being a Swiftie has brought to my life. I’m the friend who is always up for a road trip to see that artist you love, and my time as a fangirl on the internet has brought me so many amazing people willing to embark on those adventures with me.