Maren Morris is taking the country world by storm.
Nominated for five 2016 Country Music Association Awards heading into Wednesday's ceremony, the 26-year-old singer has already proved—win or lose—that if you have the dedication, the perseverance and the heart (along with the talent, of course), dreams can come true.
After all, how many artists can say that they were nominated for Single, Song, Female Vocalist and Album of the Year, as well as New Artist of the Year, in their first year on the country charts?
So clearly Morris already has her share of fans, but how did the 26-year-old rising star get her start?
Don't worry, we've done some investigating and here's all of the information you'll need to impress your friends while watching the CMAs this year: