Maren Morris cradles baby bump while performing at CMAs before winning album of the year for GIRL

She’s pregnant with her first child.

And Maren Morris couldn’t help cradling her growing baby bump as she performed on stage at the CMAs in Nashville on Wednesday night.

The 29-year-old performed the title track from her sophomore studio album GIRL which went on to win the album of the year award.

Expecting: She's pregnant with her first child. And Maren Morris couldn't help cradling her growing baby bump as she performed on stage at the CMAs in Nashville on Wednesday night

Expecting: She’s pregnant with her first child. And Maren Morris couldn’t help cradling her growing baby bump as she performed on stage at the CMAs in Nashville on Wednesday night

Morris, who had been nominated for six CMA Awards, poured her heart into her rendition of GIRL.

She wore a white mini dress with an opaque embellished bodice and long flowing sleeves. 

It was one of several outfits the pregnant singer changed into during the awards show televised live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The 29-year-old performed her hit single and the title track from her sophomore studio album GIRL

She poured her heart and soul into the rendition

Emotional: The 29-year-old performed her hit single and the title track from her sophomore studio album GIRL. She poured her heart and soul into the rendition

Lovely look: She wore a white mini dress with an opaque embellished bodice and long flowing sleeves

Lovely look: She wore a white mini dress with an opaque embellished bodice and long flowing sleeves

Winner: Later in the evening, she collected her album of the year trophy wearing another white mini dress, this time a low-cut flower-themed number with drop sleeves

Winner: Later in the evening, she collected her album of the year trophy wearing another white mini dress, this time a low-cut flower-themed number with drop sleeves

She collected her album of the year trophy wearing another white mini dress, this time a low-cut flower-themed number with drop sleeves.

Taking the stage alongside another one of her producers, Greg Kurstin, Morris used her acceptance speech to pay tribute to the late producer busbee who passed away from brain cancer in September at age 43.

The two had collaborated on GIRL and she credited him with creating the album’s sound.

‘We miss him so dearly,’ she said. ‘He texted me the morning we got the nomination for album of the year this year and we were so excited.’ 

Bittersweet: Morris, pictured with producer Greg Kurstin, used her acceptance speech to pay tribute to late producer busbee who worked with her on the album and who died in September

Bittersweet: Morris, pictured with producer Greg Kurstin, used her acceptance speech to pay tribute to late producer busbee who worked with her on the album and who died in September

Group effort: Morris had opened the show performing with her supergroup The Highwomen (from l-r Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby) as well as Dolly Parton (far left)

Group effort: Morris had opened the show performing with her supergroup The Highwomen (from l-r Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby) as well as Dolly Parton (far left)

Medley of songs: She also sang with Tanya Tucker

Medley of songs: She also sang with Tanya Tucker

Morris had opened the show performing with her supergroup The Highwomen as well as Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.

For that, she wore a sparkly black two-piece with long-sleeved crop top and ankle-length skirt slit to the thigh on one side.

Before the live telecast began, the country music darling walked the red carpet with her husband Ryan Hurd who she married in March 2018.

The couple announced last month that they are expecting their first child together – a boy, due in March.

Baby on board: Before the live telecast, Morris had walked the red carpet in a glorious powder blue gown in honor of the baby boy that she's expecting

Baby on board: Before the live telecast, Morris had walked the red carpet in a glorious powder blue gown in honor of the baby boy that she’s expecting

Showstopping: She looked gorgeous in the off-the-shoulder gown with a cutout at the front. The dress had long bishop sleeves and a voluminous skirt that fanned out around her

Showstopping: She looked gorgeous in the off-the-shoulder gown with a cutout at the front. The dress had long bishop sleeves and a voluminous skirt that fanned out around her

Parents-to-be: The hitmaker was accompanied by husband Ryan Hurd whom she wed in 2018. The couple announced last month that they will welcome their first child in March 2020

Parents-to-be: The hitmaker was accompanied by husband Ryan Hurd whom she wed in 2018. The couple announced last month that they will welcome their first child in March 2020

Morris made her entrance in a glorious powder blue gown in honor of her unborn son.  

The off-the-shoulder gown had a cutout at the front, long bishop sleeves and a voluminous skirt that fanned out around her as she posed for photos.

In addition to album of the year, Maren was also nominated for female vocalist of the year and for single of the year, song of the year and music video of the year for the track GIRL.

She was also nominated in the musical event of the year category for All My Favorite People with Brothers Osborne. 

Spotlight: In addition to album of the year, Maren was nominated for female vocalist of the year and for single of the year, song of the year and music video of the year for the track GIRL

Spotlight: In addition to album of the year, Maren was nominated for female vocalist of the year and for single of the year, song of the year and music video of the year for the track GIRL

CMA Awards 2019 Winners and Nominees

 Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks – WINNER

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsey Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves – WINNER

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs – WINNER

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))

Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett

Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay

Desperate Man, Eric Church

Girl, Maren Morris – WINNER

New Artist of the Year

Cody Johnson

Midland

Carly Pearce

Ashley McBryde – WINNER

Morgan Wallen

  Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Beautiful Crazy,” Luke Combs – WINNER

“Girl,” Maren Morris

“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton

“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))

“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne

“Girl,” Maren Morris

“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton – WINNER

“Millionaire,” Chris Stapleton

“Speechless,” Dan + Shay

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion – WINNER

Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay – WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year

Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, “All My Favorite People”

Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs, “Brand New Man”

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton, “Dive Bar”

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Remix)” – WINNER

Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell, “What Happens in a Small Town”

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))

“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne

“Girl,” Maren Morris

“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton

“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves

“Some of It,” Eric Church

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor – WINNER

Paul Fraklin

Mac McAnally

Ilya Toshinsky

Derek Wells

 

 

 

 

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