Megan Moroney’s debut radio single “Tennesee Orange” has become her first hit, now sitting in the Top ten on the country charts this week and is moving north. The song’s video even won Megan her first CMT Music Award in April (4/2) in the “Breakthrough Female Artist category,” an award that Taylor Swift won back in 2007 for her video, “Tim McGraw.” Moroney was thrilled with her first honor, calling winning the award surreal.
On May 5, Megan’s debut album, Lucky, was released, featuring “Tennesee Orange.” Moroney told us in a recent interview, “I’ve wanted to release my debut album since I moved to town. Now that it’s done, I’m just so proud of the songs. I’ve been working on it for a lot longer than people think I have been.”
One song that stands out in the new work is a song she co-wrote called “I’m Not Pretty.” Megan shared with us how the song came about, “I kind of tell the story of ‘I’m Not Pretty’ in the song. It was 2 am, and one of my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriends accidentally liked one of my photos from 2016 in Panama City. It’s still on my Instagram. You can go look for it.”
She added, “I think I just took a situation that had happened and that I thought I was like a little bit funny, and I turned it into a song, and it’s light-hearted and not supposed to be too serious, but that’s a funny one. ”
As Moroney’s star starts to rise in country music, we take a look at the last couple of years she has enjoyed in the spotlight of Nashville and beyond.