SCORES FIRST TWO NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS WITH “TENNESSEE ORaNGE” – BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR + CMT DIGITAL-FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Placing a fun-loving bet on a late-night romance, Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records’ rising star Megan Moroney delivers the title track, “Lucky,” off her forthcoming debut album today (3/10). Now available across all streaming platforms and digital retailers, watch the visualizer forthe buzz-colored anthem here. Fans can pre-save/pre-add the hotly anticipated full-length project out May 5.
Co-written by Moroney with Casey Smith, Ben Williams, and David “Messy” Mescon, the Kristian Bush-produced song “Lucky” gambles on pour decisions as it finds a young woman choosing a surefire fix for her lonely heart with a former flame – at least temporarily. With buzzy guitar riffs, saloon-style pianos, and a shuffle beat – plus Moroney’s electrifying vocal as she sings, “Cause me my phone and the neon’s buzzing / three four in and I’m missing your loving / We said naw never again / and we said we’d be better as friends / but come over and don’t overthink it / Tonight you’re lucky I’m drinking” – the up-tempo luck-struck tune mixes classic twang with a contemporary mindset.
Catapulting onto the Country music scene with “Tennessee Orange,” the viral breakout hit is verging on Top 20 at Country radio, and has secured Moroney’s first CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominations – as she’s vying for BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR for her Jason Lester-directed clip (view here) and CMT DIGITAL-FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR for her CMT Viral To Verified performance (view here). Get to know Moroney more by checking out her CMT Viral To Verified interview here. The 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDSairs live on April 2 from the Moody Center in Austin, TX, at 8:00-11:00 PM ET/PT on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Fan-voting is open atvote.cmt.com.
Praised by CMT as the “musical risktaker with powerhouse pipes,” Moroney kicks off herfirst headline run with the SOLD-OUT PISTOL MADE OF ROSES TOUR next month, and she’s also slated to support Country music icons Brooks & Dunn this summer. For full tour dates and ticketing information, visit meganmoroney.com.
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ABOUT MEGAN MORONEY:
Born and raised in Georgia, Megan Moroney grew up in a musical household heavily influenced by legendary songwriters in Classic Country, Southern Rock, and Americana. During her freshman year at the University of Georgia, an opportunity to open for an established Country artist at the iconic Georgia Theatre prompted Moroney to write her very first original song. From there, she developed a love for storytelling and has become known for her distinctive voice and honest, conversational lyrics. 2022 brought the singer a breakout year with the release of her debut EP, Pistol Made of Roses, followed by her single “Tennessee Orange,” which put her on the map as Nashville’s most compelling new artist. The colossal buzz surrounding the track prompted her to perform it on ESPN’s College GameDay, while racking up 145 MILLION global streams to date. The viral hit is also nominated for BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“Tennessee Orange”) and CMT DIGITAL-FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (“Tennessee Orange” from CMT Viral To Verified) at the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. After opening stints on tours with Larry Fleet, Chase Matthews, Jamey Johnson, and Warren Zeiders last year, she is kicking off her first headline run with the SOLD-OUT PISTOL MADE OF ROSES TOUR this spring and set to open for Brooks & Dunn this summer. Dubbed a “2023 Artist to Watch” by Amazon Music, Pandora, and Spotify, as well as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2023, the “musical risktaker with powerhouse pipes” (CMT) is slated to become a household name in the years to come.