PERFORMS PLATINUM BREAKOUT TRACK
“TENNESSEE ORANGE” ON TODAY WITH HODA & JENNA
LUCKY DEBUTS TOP 10 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART; PRESS RAVES STACKING UP
HEADLINE THE LUCKY TOUR SOLD-OUT
NASHVILLE, TENN. (May 16, 2023) – Yesterday (5/15), Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records rising star Megan Moroney performed her newly certified PLATINUM single “Tennessee Orange” on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. Straight off her just-released debut album LUCKY, Moroney showcased her gorgeously gritty vocal style for the first time on morning television. Watch her perform the catchy slow-burner, verging on Top 5 at Country radio here.
Upon the release of LUCKY on May 5 – a timeless collision of Country, Folk, and Southern Rock – the debut LP immediately catapulted to Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart while Moroney also reigns No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart this week, becoming the fifth solo Country female artist to hit No. 1 in the chart’s history. The album takes a daringly honest look at all the major wins and losses of her life at age 25 featuring the Georgia-bred singer-songwriter-guitarist’s self-proclaimed most vulnerable song she’s written to date, “Girl in the Mirror,” “Traitor Joe,” a track merging Country with Pop-punk as Moroney sounds off on the two-timing girlfriend of the guy she’s got her eye on, as well as the hellraising honky-tonk title-track that lets her more freewheeling side shine. Go here to stream/download LUCKY now.
With early reviews already in, Moroney is stacking up critical acclaim. Billboard praises “Georgia native Megan Moroney’s voice possesses an earthy rasp that grounds her vulnerable songwriting in a sense of hard-earned reality — it’s part of the reason why she’s become one of country music’s breakout stars of this year.” People lauds “Lucky promises 13 tracks all with the potential to be hits in their own right,” and American Songwriter applauds “‘Lucky is a well-balanced album with just enough somber notes to hold your hand on your worst days and enough anthems to pull right out of them.” With high profile features in Parade, Nashville Lifestyles, Holler and more, Moroney also sat down with Entertainment Tonight for an exclusive inside look at her headline tour stop in Nashville, TN. Watch here.
Moroney recently wrapped her SOLD-OUT PISTOL MADE OF ROSES TOUR — her first headline run named for her debut EP (a 2022 release that prompted CMT to praise her as a “musical risktaker with powerhouse pipes”). After opening for Country music icons Brooks & Dunn this summer, she’ll kick off THE LUCKY TOUR with her New York City debut at The Bowery Ballroom on September 20. The 22-city SOLD-OUT trek will stop at major cities and iconic venues coast-to-coast, including her first-time appearance as an in-demand headliner in Chicago (Joe’s on Weed St.), Los Angeles (The Troubadour), New Braunfels, TX (Gruene Hall), and more. For full tour dates and ticketing information, visit www.meganmoroney.com.
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ABOUT MEGAN MORONEY:
A Country newcomer with massive staying power, Megan Moroney is strong-minded, sensitive, and fiercely devoted to speaking her truth. As a teenager in Georgia, she first honed her gorgeously gritty vocal style by singing covers with her dad and brother, then took up guitar at age 16. Although she started off studying accounting at the University of Georgia, Moroney’s entire trajectory changed after opening for Chase Rice at the famed Georgia Theatre her freshman year—a turn of events that found her penning her first-ever original song and discovering the dazzling specificity and down-to-earth honesty that now define her music. In July 2022 she offered a first glimpse at the full-force personality of her songwriting with the Pistol Made of Roses EP, inspiring CMT to praise her as a “musical risk taker with powerhouse pipes.” As her career gained unstoppable momentum, she next delivered her breakout single “Tennessee Orange”: an immediate smash that soon led to her signing with Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records, in addition to verging on Top 5 at Country radio and earning RIAA PLATINUM certification. Named a “2023 Artist to Watch” by the likes of Amazon Music, Pandora, and Spotify, as well as an iHeart “On The Verge” Artist and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2023, Moroney released her debut album LUCKY in May and quickly drew major acclaim for the lived-in intimacy, fearless truth-telling, electrifying impact of her songwriting. With her avalanche of accolades including winning Breakthrough Female Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards, she made her debut appearance on NBC’s TODAY and kicked off her first headline run with the sold-out PISTOL MADE OF ROSES TOUR. After opening for Country legends Brooks & Dunn this summer, Moroney will embark on her sold-out THE LUCKY TOUR this fall and bring her magnetic live show to iconic venues across the U.S.—all while continuing a meteoric rise that now includes over 303 MILLION total global streams to date.