It's this Grammy-nominated starlet's first year playing Florida's biggest country party

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In honor of one of our favorite festivals, Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival, we've teamed up with our favorite country artists to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what you can expect from this Ft. Lauderdale party. The festival runs April 7-9, 2017, and features headliners like Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldridge, Dustin Lynch, Maren Morris, and Old Dominion.

First up, we're excited to bring you a sneak peek of Tortuga with one of our favorite female rockstars, CMA New Artist of the Year and Grammy-nominated Maren Morris.

What do you love most about Tortuga Music Festival?
Maren Morris: It's my first time playing the festival, but I love the beach! It's always nice to have pretty background setting to play in. I'm also loving how diverse the lineup is.

What are your favorite songs to perform?
MM: "My Church" and "Once." Both are always so emotional for me.

What Tortuga artists are you most excited to check out at the festival or you think fans should make sure to catch?
MM: I'm really excited to see Daya. She had one of my favorite records this year, and the Quaker City Night Hawks are this really kick-ass Southern soul band I knew back in Texas.

What do you love most about country music?
MM: No frills. I love songs about real situations and feelings. Country music always tells the truth.

Who's on your summer playlist this year?
Halsey, Miranda Lambert, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton.

What's your favorite song to listen to at the beach?
MM: I love anything by Weezer and The Beach Boys. Those always get me in a beachy mood.

Grab tickets to Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida here.