SURPRISED WITH RIAA 2X PLATINUM PLAQUE FOR MEGA #1 HIT “TENNESSEE ORANGE”
LANDS SOUGHT-AFTER ‘BEST OF’ LISTS SUCH AS ASSOCIATED PRESS, LOS ANGELES TIMES, NEW YORK TIMES, ROLLING STONE, AND MORE
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Closing out a momentous year with the final weekend of her sold-out THE LUCKY TOUR, Megan Moroney charmed the packed crowd at Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night (12/7).
Revealing a backdrop of neon-lit signs in the shapes of a clover, dice and cowboy boot, Moroney kicked off her set with the rumbling “Another on the Way.” Stamping her LUCKY era by donning a Stefanie-Naylor custom green sequin dress, she treated fans to a dynamic set, including her current chart-climbing single, “I’m Not Pretty,” “Hair Salon,” “Sleep on My Side,” “Traitor Joe,” and a stripped back acoustic moment with “Girl in the Mirror” and unreleased “No Caller ID.”
A major highlight of the night came when the “emo cowgirl” was surprised by RIAA’s Jackie Jones, Columbia’s Julian Swirsky, and Sony Music Nashville’s Taylor Lindsey with a plaque celebrating her first 2X PLATINUM song – “Tennessee Orange.” Adding to the milestone moment, Moroney was also named one of the RIAA Class of 2023 for receiving her first certified song this year and is one of only two artists in the program across all-genres to receive double PLATINUM. In this Class of 2023, Moroney has the highest solo certification in the Country genre with this record-breaking single.
Cementing her in-demand headliner status, the venue erupted as she went into “Tennessee Orange.” Taking it all in, Moroney shared “Y’all have completely changed my life the last year and I am not oblivious to the fact that y’all are the sole reason that I get to do this with my life, and I can’t thank you guys enough. I grew up thinking I was going to be an accountant, but because you guys care, I get to do this instead. So literally from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!”
Sealing the night with a massive sing-along to the chorus of “Tennessee Orange,” Moroney brought it full circle with her title track “Lucky.”
MEGAN MORONEY; JACKIE JONES, SVP ARTIST AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS, RIAA
A press darling, Moroney’s songs and debut album LUCKY (Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records) have graced several sought-after ‘Best Of’ lists:
Los Angeles Times “The 100 best songs of 2023” – #3 “Tennessee Orange”
“such a perfect lyrical conceit about young love and college football that it’s hard to believe it wasn’t already a country standard.”
New York Times “Best Albums of 2023”
“don’t let the inherent perkiness in the country singer Megan Moroney’s voice fool you – she’s an acute conveyor of what it feels like to hold it together while your insides shatter. This debut album has plenty of moving heartbreak songs, but also a few that detail how the person most likely to let you down is … you.”
Rolling Stone “The 100 Best Album of 2023”
“The exciting mainstream country debut of 2023 belonged to the Georgia-raised Megan Moroney, whose Gen Z iteration of three chords and the truth…”
Associated Press “Top albums of 2023”
“…it’s the whole of ‘Lucky’ — and Moroney’s position as a Gen Z songwriter with Taylor Swift-level acuity — that makes her one to watch.”
Looking ahead, she’ll join Kenny Chesney on his SUN DOWN 2024 TOUR throughout next year. For full tour dates and ticketing information, visit meganmoroney.com.
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ABOUT MEGAN MORONEY:
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 notching her first No. 1 at Country radio and earning RIAA 2X 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 appearances on TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, GMA3: What You Need To Know, and “The 57th Annual CMA Awards.” After opening for Country legends Brooks & Dunn this summer, Moroney has embarked on her sold-out THE LUCKY TOUR for this fall bringing her magnetic live show to iconic venues across the U.S. — all while continuing a meteoric rise that now includes 710 MILLION+ total global streams to date.