Niall Horan gave fans the greatest surprise, announcing that his Flicker Sessions tour would be going well into 2018 all around the world and he's bringing a special guest along for the ride: Grammy-award winning country singer Maren Morris. If you haven't heard Maren's songs yet, then you need to take a listen to her debut album Hero because her jams like "80s Mercedes," "Sugar," and "I Could Use a Love Song" will become your instant faves.
Not only is Maren going to bring a bit of country to Niall's shows, but they even have a duet together on Nial's album called "Seeing Blind." Maren took to Instagram to let everyone how happy she is that Niall's first solo project is out in the world. "I am insanely proud of my friend @niallhoran for releasing this incredible debut! Even more so to be on this song! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🇮🇪🎧," she wrote in the caption.
And how precious is Niall's comment back to her?! "Thank you my love. I'm so happy to have you on the record. Can't wait to see ya in Nashville soon," he wrote. So how did this magical duet all come about? Well, it seems like Niall was simply a straight-up fan and ended up becoming friends with the songstress and bam, he asked her to be on the song. Back in May of 2017, Niall tweeted that about loving one of Maren's songs, and she was so pumped to find out he's a fan.
Then in August, Niall simply tweeted at the "My Church" singer with an "A-OK" emoji that possibly served as a hint a song was on the way.
@MarenMorris 👌— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 12, 2017
And he couldn't help but gush to 1883 Magazine about working with Maren.
"'Seeing Blind' is the song I knew straight away I knew was going to be a duet and I actually wrote it with a friend of mine and she sung on the demo itself at the time so I was kind of looking for who did I want on it. I was blown away by the noise Maren was making in the country world. We met up and became friends and now she's on the song, it's great. Maren's got the most pure voice with that country twang to it and she's perfect for it. She's great as well, she's a great girl," he said. Just precious. He totally has a musical crush on her and tbh, anyone who listens to her music does too! So that leads up to wonder...
Well, the "This Town" crooner did admit during the Capitol Congress he just sent an email to Maren asking if she wanted to be on the song with him and she happily accepted. It was all in a simple email!
They have certainly gotten to know each other since working on "Seeing Blind" together and they're 100% friends now. And the 27-year-old songstress revealed Niall's exactly how you imagine him to be: very nice and hilarious to be around.
yes and he is so down to earth and funny!— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) August 18, 2017
yes and he is so down to earth and funny!
For anyone who was hoping Nialler and the Nashville-based beauty would be a love match, sorry to disapoint. Maren is actually engaged to fellow musician Ryan Hurd and they are literally the cutest together.
Don't matter if it's a record deal or a speeding ticket, you're the first I wanna tell. 📷: Rick Diamond A post shared by Maren Morris (@marenmorris) on Jun 19, 2017 at 6:09pm PDT
Don't matter if it's a record deal or a speeding ticket, you're the first I wanna tell. 📷: Rick Diamond
A post shared by Maren Morris (@marenmorris) on Jun 19, 2017 at 6:09pm PDT
The couple was friends for years before they officially started dating in 2015 and now they're getting ready to walk down the aisle together. Let's hope Niall gets an invite to the wedding. That's how you know you've reached peak BFF status right there.
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