#CircleInTheCity October Series – Ft. William Michael Morgan
The Grand Ole Opry returned to NYC Monday Night, October 3, for a special October edition of #CircleInTheCity with a #CircleThrowdown by Country newcomer, William Michael Morgan.
It’s been a rather special week for WMM, not only did his debut album, Vinyl, release this past Friday, but his single, “I Met A Girl,” hit #1 as of Monday!
The 23 Year Old, Mississippi native took the stage at The Southwest Porch in Bryant Park just after 6PM.
Morgan opened his set with the title track of his debut album, Vinyl. The song set the tone for the small, intimate show & the busy NYC Park was quickly entranced by Morgan’s deep voice and obvious southern charm.
Morgan’s nearly 60 minute set consisted of some of his own songs from the new album including; “Beer Drinker,” “Cheap Cologne”, “Lonesomeville” & “Missing”, as well as some solid covers by greats like Merle Haggard, George Strait, Hank Williams, Jr. and Mark Chesnutt.
He closed his set with his very first number one AND very first single, “I Met A Girl”. The ballad, which was co-written by Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion, Shane McAnally and Sam Hunt, spent 58 weeks at radio & 49 weeks on the Mediabase/Aircheck charts, making it the longest chart run to Number One in the chart’s history.
Giving the crowd just one more – Morgan brought the pitch back up with Kevin Fowler’s, “I Pulled A Hank Last Night,” sending the audience into a slew of feet stomping & hands clapping along to the music before ending the show.
Morgan’s distinct voice and irresistible enchantment makes him one of the most promising new acts to hit the Country Music scene.
Missed the show? Check Out the Live Recording from the Grand Ole Opry’s Facebook Page here. Don’t Miss Part 2 of the #CircleInTheCity October Series, TONIGHT! Tuesday, October 4th with RaeLynn back at Bryant Park at 6:00PM.
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Peace, Love & Country Music,