Maren Morris Performs ‘Better Than We Found It’ On ‘Colbert’


Maren Morris performed her new protest song “Better Than We Found It” on Monday’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The singer-songwriter’s performance was recorded remotely at an empty Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Morris co-wrote “Better Than We Found It” Jessie Jo Dillon, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz. Part of the proceeds from the sales of the single, which was released last October, go toward the nonprofit organization Black Women’s Health Imperative.

Morris previously shared the below statement regarding “Better Than We Found It.”

I wanted to write something to address exactly how I feel right now, and this came together pretty quickly. It’s a protest song—it’s the most American thing to protest and protest songs have been so embedded in American culture: Bob Dylan, Nina Simone. I think the world right now is sort of in a perpetual mourning period and I wanted to have a song that had weight but also had hope. I still have hope for this country and for the future of it, and as a new mother I wanted to promise my son that I’m going to do everything in my power to leave this world better than the one I came into and the one I see right now.

Morris was recently named the 2020 ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year. Watch her performance of “Better Than We Found It” on The Late Show here:

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