Photo of Maren Morris, courtesy Image Group LA

Just moments before accepting the award for Best New Artist, rising star Maren Morris took the stage Wednesday night at the CMA Awards and delivered a soulful rendition of her breakout hit "My Church."

Later in the night when accepting her trophy, she noted she watched last year's CMAs from a Nashville bar, never imagining she would be on the big stage a year later.

In addition to her big win tonight, the country songstress likely took a giant step in the direction of a Grammy nomination, perhaps a Best New Artist nod alongside another probably nominee, Chance the Rapper.

In the meantime, watch Morris' CMAs performance below.

   
           
   

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