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By Beka Compton
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Maren Morris at Wine Country Amphitheatre August 23


August 18, 2022

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WALLA WALLLA-The Wine Country Amphitheater has brought familiar and new headliners, including Bonnie Raitt and Aaron Lewis, to the Walla Walla Valley. As part of her Humble Quest tour, Maren Morris will step on the outdoor stage on August 23.

Before her solo career took off in 2015, Morris wrote songs for country music stars, including Kelly Clarkson (Second Wind) and Tim McGraw (Last Turn Home). Morris's debut song, "My Church" became her first top 5 hit on Billboard's US Hot Country Songs and later earned her a Grammy for Best Country Performance.

Throughout her career, the 32-year-old Texas native has earned more than 30 awards and was nominated for over 90 others for performance and songwriting.

Her music is rooted in country mixed with pop, rock, and R&B. "The Middle" released in 2018 was a collaboration with Russian-German producer Zedd and American duo Grey. The recording reached the top ten charts in the US and internationally. To date, it has been streamed on Spotify over one billion times.

Morris's 2022 album, Humble Quest pays homage to her Texas-country roots with twangy guitars, steady beats, and story-telling lyrics while honoring her modern-country status.

Knitting Factory Entertainment, CMoore Concerts, and W3 Entertainment have teamed-up to debut a new summer concert series at the Wine Country Amphitheater. The 5,000-capacity live music venue is located at the Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla. The stage, which is erected days before each performance and taken down immediately after, is on course driving range. The range creates a perfect amphitheater with a stunning view of the sun setting over golden wheat fields behind the stage.

The Maren Morris: Humble Quest Tour stops in Walla Walla on August 23. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. and the general admission tickets are only $65 at the venue's website. Be sure to go to for information and to purchase tickets at the venue price.

The Walla Walla Wine Country Concert series has already hosted ZZ Top, Aaron Lewis, Lyle Lovett and Chriss Isaak. On Wednesday this week, Mavis Staples and Bonnie Raitt will perform. Next week is Morris and the last concert of the series will be Jackson Brown on September 20, 2022.


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