Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd's Relationship Timeline

The couple first met back in 2013 after collaborating on a song and have since married and welcomed a son

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd's relationship is as sweet as their music.

The country singer-songwriters have made names for themselves in Nashville — with Morris winning countless awards including a Grammy and Hurd penning several hit songs — so it's only fitting that their love story started with music.

Morris and Hurd first met back in 2013, when they wrote "Last Turn Home" for Tim McGraw, but they didn't develop a romance until a few years later.

Since then, they have married, welcomed a son, and recorded their very own duet.

They've also given us multiple glimpses of their love with their onstage performances and appearances at country music award shows, including the CMT Music Awards where they made their red carpet debut in 2016.

From breaking into the music industry to building a family, here are the important milestones of Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd's relationship timeline.

2013: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd first meet

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After Morris moved to Nashville, she connected with Hurd during a songwriting session in 2013, which eventually culminated in "Last Turn Home," which Tim McGraw later recorded.

"We were both at different publishing companies, and our publishers' job is to fill our calendars up, so they just randomly put us together on a write one day," Morris recalled of their first meeting.

"It was the start of a wonderful writing relationship," she added. "It's one of my favorite songs that we've ever been a part of. It's just crazy to look back on that moment where we were both just songwriters, solely, and that song has held so much weight over the years. The meaning behind the song actually means more now to me and Ryan, in a weird way — years later, it sort of hit us what the song meant."

December 2015: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd start dating

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Despite meeting in 2013, Morris and Hurd didn't actually start dating until December 2015.

"We had been friends for only a couple of years, but there was always this writing chemistry in the room, and eventually, the timing of it was undeniable. We had such a foundation built off writing so many songs over the years that we were like, 'Why are we avoiding this?'" Morris said about how their relationship evolved.

June 8, 2016: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd make their red carpet debut as a couple

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The two eventually made their red carpet debut as a couple at the CMT Music Awards in 2016, where Morris was nominated for female video of the year and breakthrough video of the year.

July 9, 2017: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd announce engagement

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A year after walking their first red carpet together, the couple took the next step in their relationship by getting engaged. Morris announced the exciting news on Instagram by sharing a series of photos in which she shows off her ring. Morris simply captioned the images, "Yes." with an engagement ring emoji.

March 24, 2018: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd get married

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On March 24, 2018, the couple tied the knot at The Cordelle in Nashville. Morris later opened up about how they wrote their vows in a bar before their wedding, noting that she wanted her vows to be both sincere and lighthearted.

"I tried to do a mix of really sentimental and obviously a mix of promising him all these things that I will do for him throughout our life together, but I also wanted to add some levity" she explained on The Bobby Bones Show. "So I said like, 'I'll put up with you constantly watching sports and you put up with me relentlessly watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' "

Later, the music duo revealed their first dance song was to Ashley Monroe's "Has Anybody Ever Told You." Morris and Hurd explained they chose the ballad because they were "trying to get a little outside the box."

March 13, 2019: Maren Morris opens up about her marriage to Ryan Hurd

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During an interview with Esquire, Morris opened up about the trials she and Hurd went through as newlyweds after she hit the road with Niall Horn during the summer of 2018.

"It was probably the hardest part of our relationship," she recalled. "We went on our honeymoon, and then I immediately went on this gigantic tour opening for Niall Horan. It was more international touring than I had ever done. And I was gone more than I had ever been on any other tour."

She added that it was a "tough summer" but therapy helped them get through their rough patch. "We have grown so much closer because we had to make some hard decisions and have some tough talks about what this future looks like and how we can make this better. I have always loved him, but I feel like I like him in ways I never knew I could before."

October 22, 2019: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd reveal they're expecting their first child

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In October 2019, Morris announced that she was pregnant with her first child, sharing a sweet maternity photoshoot of herself and Hurd.

"The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the GIRL headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out," Morris said in reference to her 2019 album. "See you in 2020, little one. 👶🏻"

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January 27, 2020: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd take babymoon in Tennessee

Morris elected to skip the Grammy Awards in favor of spending time with Hurd on a babymoon in Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. She posted a photo of Hurd on the property to Instagram with the caption, "A familiar view that never gets old."

March 23, 2020: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd welcome their first child

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On March 23, 2020, Morris and Hurd welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Hayes Andrew Hurd. "Love of our lives," Morris captioned a gallery of photos on Instagram. The baby's name also had a special meaning as his middle name honors Hurd's late brother, who died in a car accident at age 16.

February 12, 2021: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd release "Chasing After You" duet

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In 2021, the couple released their first-ever duet "Chasing After You." "Maren and I met writing songs and we've sung on each other's records and written together, but this is the first time we've gotten to do an actual duet together," Hurd said in a press release. "It feels like the timing is really perfect and it's a full-circle moment to get to make music together in this way."

In addition to performing the song together at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards, the song also earned them a Grammy nomination for best country duo or group performance at the 2022 ceremony.

February 26, 2021: Ryan Hurd opens up about new priorities with Maren Morris

After having their first child at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurd realized his priorities had rapidly changed as he refocused his life on his growing family.

"Music stuff is not the most important thing anymore. The most important thing is obviously our home life and each other and our kid — and music is just our job sometimes," he told PEOPLE.

He explained there's a pecking order, and music isn't first on the list. "It comes third, but it doesn't mean it's not important; it just means that the other stuff is always going to be first," he said.

March 23, 2021: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd celebrate son's first birthday

Morris revealed to PeopleTV that the couple was planning a family-oriented bash to celebrate their son's first birthday.

"Obviously, we're going to have a very just a family-oriented party — we can't do the full invitation thing," she said, citing COVID-19 health concerns.

She explained the theme was to be Peter Rabbit, "'cause that's the book I read to him since he was a newborn."

May 9, 2021: Ryan Hurd praises Maren Morris on Mother's Day

Hurd shared a photo on Instagram of Morris reading a book to their son in his crib to celebrate her second Mother's Day. He captioned it, "Happy Mother's Day! Don't know why I snapped this little gem but I'm happy I did. Hayes is lucky to have such an amazing mom, we love you MM!"

June 21, 2021: Maren Morris honors Ryan Hurd on Father's Day

Morris posted a tribute to Hurd on Instagram to mark his second Father's Day. In it, she posted a video of father and son cooing to each other with a caption that read, "You're a natural. Like, you're really, really good at this dad stuff."

February 10, 2022: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd become the first couple to be nominated for ACMs in the same year since Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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During the 2022 ACM Awards, Morris and Hurd (the subject of her sweet 2022 song "Can't Love You Anymore") became the first couple to be nominated for ACMs in the same year since Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2017. Morris was nominated for female artist of the year, while Hurd was nominated for new male artist of the year.

March 23, 2022: Maren Morris explains how Ryan Hurd recognized her postpartum depression

After welcoming their son in 2020, Morris experienced postpartum depression, which her husband initially diagnosed after he recognized changes in her behavior.

"Sometimes it's just someone really close to you saying, 'Are you OK?' It's so simple, but it kind of snaps you out of whatever fog you're in that you think is normal, but isn't," she told PEOPLE. "I wouldn't have made it through with my head this high without him."

She said the depression eased when her son was about 6 months old.

April 3, 2022: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd give a shoutout to their son on the Grammys red carpet

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd attend the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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The 64th Grammy Awards turned into a date night for Hurd and Morris, who were nominated for their duet "Chasing After You."

"This is our first time being nominated together at the Grammys, and we've come a lot for all of Maren's records, but this one is extremely fun for us and we're just soaking it all up," said Hurd.

He also took time to shout out their son, Hayes.

"We miss you buddy — we miss you Hayesy," Hurd said. Morris followed up with, "Go to bed, Hayes!"

August 29, 2022: Maren Morris says she misses Ryan Hurd while on tour amid Brittany Aldean drama

Morris has been on tour since March. But for the past month, she's been joined by her 2-year-old son, Hayes Andrew. On Aug. 29, 2022, she praised her "biggest trooper" on Instagram for adjusting to life on the road, and added that she missed her husband.

"Can't wait to be home," she wrote. Morris posted this sweet message amid some not-so-sweet drama with fellow country singer Jason Aldean's wife, Brittany Kerr Aldean, who is under fire for a transphobic comment she made on social media.

"The Bones" singer responded to Aldean's insensitive comment by tweeting: "It's so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie."

Hurd didn't hesitate to support his wife and her comments.

"Scoring quick points by picking on trans kids isn't something that is brave at all. And I'm proud of Maren for sticking up for them," he tweeted. "I always support and love Maren. I am proud of her and always will be. For everything she stands for, I do too."

September 24, 2022: Ryan Hurd says he doesn't sing his own songs to son Hayes

While chatting with PEOPLE at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Hurd said Hayes rarely hears his dad's tunes.

"I try not to sing my own songs to him," Hurd said. "He likes music though. We just try to make it as normal as possible."

The country singer also discussed parenthood and paid Morris a compliment.

"It just so hard to leave him, but [fatherhood] has been great. It's like the thing that you are always thinking about, and it's so much more fun than I thought it would be," he explained. "Maren's a great mom and really easy to do this with."

November 16, 2022: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd vacation in Turks and Caicos

The couple took an adults-only vacation to the Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos. While away, Morris and Hurd earned a Grammy nomination for their song "Circles Around This Town."

"Getting to do life and music with you is a privilege," the "Chasing After You" singer captioned a cute vacation pic with Hurd on Instagram. "You never make me choose one or the other. It's beautiful, frustrating, jet-lagged, exciting and all encompassing. And hey, we got a freaking country song of the year nomination together. Music might have been my first but you're my last love @ryanhurd 🤍."

February 5, 2023: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd attend the Grammy Awards

Morris, who was nominated for three awards, wore a custom Off-White dress to the 2023 Grammys.

"Thank you, team for one of my favorite looks possibly ever," she wrote on Instagram. "And to @off____white for this emotional, months-in-the-making sketch to reality dream dress for the night. If I'm going to lose ima damn sure do it cute."

"The Bones" singer was joined on the red carpet by Hurd, who donned a Giorgio Armani tuxedo.

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