Unity One Credit Union's North Tarrant branch in Fort Worth's grand opening celebration was held August 19, 2005. In addition to the traditional ribbon cutting, we had a flag-raising ceremony by the local cub scouts, appearances by Fossil Ridge High School cheerleaders and football team and an evening concert featuring a little known, local girl by the name of Maren Morris.
If you aren't a follower of country music, here's (as Paul Harvey of radio station WBAP would say) "the rest of the story," according to Rolling Stone magazine.
During last year's Country Music Awards (CMAs), Maren Morris was an unknown. It was two months before the release of her breakout single, My Church, and her debut album Hero would not arrive until June 2016. Fast forward to now, and Morris is tied with Chris Stapleton and Eric Church as the leading nominees at the 50th annual CMAs. It's startling to the 26-year-old Texas native.
"I was sitting across the street from the CMAs last year at a restaurant watching the show on TV and never thinking I would be sitting there the next year," said Morris.
Along with Song of the Year, for My Church, and an Album of the Year nod for Hero, Morris competes in Single of the Year (My Church), Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist. She admits she anticipated perhaps one nomination, but the strong showing was overwhelming.
"To have five [nominations] and one of them be Album of the Year and another Song of the Year, it is such validation," said Morris.
About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.
Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™