Not only did “The Bones” give singer Maren Morris a nod for Best Country Song, but it allowed for a beautiful Grammys performance between Morris and John Mayer. The collab we never knew we needed.
Maren Morris & John Mayer’s Iconic Performance
The pop-country singer rang out with sweeping vocals and fierce control as she hit the rich high notes. Mayer sang harmony and played the guitar with a slow, smooth rhythm accompanying Morris’ vocal skills wonderfully. He added in an impressive guitar solo without ever taking the light off of the singer.
Fans are raving about the performance on Twitter.
One comment reads, “It will go down as one of the most iconic performances of 2021.”
Morris and Mayer teased their collaboration at the Grammys by posting on Morris’ Instagram stories last Tuesday. “We’ll see you at the Grammys,” she writes underneath the photo of her and Mayer in masks.
Mayer also took to Instagram after the performance raving about Morris. He captioned the post, “The feeling of playing guitar is amazing. The feeling of playing guitar inside of a brilliant song is something I can’t quite describe. Thank you @marenmorris for the invite to play along with you at the Grammys. You’re as good as they get.”
“The Bones” was the first-ever multi-week number one song. The single took home the 2020 Country Music Association awards for Single and Song of the year.
“[‘The Bones’] has so many layers that I didn’t even recognize, even as the writer, that pertain to this time we’re living in,” Maren Morris told Rolling Stone last year. “It has a message of resilience about this country, not just this relationship. The day I wrote it, that was not the intention behind it. But I love that it’s taken on an even deeper meaning.”
It wasn’t the collaboration you’d typically think of, but Maren Morris and John Mayer shone brightly throughout the entire performance.
This isn’t Mayer’s first trip to the rodeo. John Mayer’s joined other country music artists on stage for special performances. At his 2019 Music City tour stop, Mayer brought out Chris Stapleton to surprise his fans with a duet of “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.”
This is going to be one of the most talked about performances from the 2021 Grammys.