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Country Night at Bungalow Bar, Rockaway Beach ft. Kylie Morgan

*Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances our previously announced Manhattan By Sail event has been canceled and we are moving the event to Bungalow Bar, Rockaway Beach. Join us there for dinner, drinks & live country music!


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Country Swag Presents: Country Night On The Water

Join us on the deck of Bungalow Bar in Rockaway Beach
for a live acoustic performance from EMI Records Nashville’s Kylie Morgan!
+ a special opening set from Willie Lock

$10 Advance Tickets / $20 at the Door

Enjoy dinner, drinks & live country music!

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Please call 718-945-2100 to reserve.
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Kylie Morgan: Love, Kylie – EP Review

Kylie Morgan’s debut EP, ‘Love, Kylie’, is available on all streaming platforms now, June 11th. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Country newcomer, Kylie Morgan released her debut Extended Play (EP) titled Love, Kylie today, June 11th at midnight. The six-track project contains three brand new songs and three previously released songs, “Shoulda,” “I Only Date Cowboys,” and the lead single “Break Things.”

A career in music is what Morgan dreamed of since she was three years old. Now twenty-five, she has landed a record deal and released her first EP appropriately titled Love, Kylie. Listeners who are unfamiliar with her just yet can learn more about her and her bubbly personality in these six fun, yet personal songs.

“You know how every little girl dreams and plans their wedding all their life? Well, this is what I was planning: my debut body of work,” Morgan told listeners in her teaser video. “Every song and every line is a chapter in my story and of my life and my prayer is that it relates to yours.”

Starting off the project with a previously released track, “Shoulda” is an edgy, up-tempo song about her poor decisions. After a messy breakup, she regretfully answers a phone call from her ex, which ends up with her waking up in his bed. Although the alcohol supported the choice, she knows she just should have stayed home. The clever songwriting and rock-inspired instrumentals make this an anthem for all people who struggle cutting ties with their former love interests.

Morgan lets her Oklahoma twang loose in the second song, “I Only Date Cowboys.” She admits she has dated every type of man, from bad-boys, city-boys, and the football stars, but no one gets her like a cowboy. Morgan shows her true country roots in this upbeat track, and even name drops several prominent cowboys such as Jesse James, John Wayne, and Billy Ray Cyrus in “Old Town Road.”

Break Things” was released in March of 2020 and has been her most popular song across all streaming platforms to date. In this energetic, yet vulnerable tune, Morgan confesses that she may be the reason her relationships don’t work out. She warns listeners and potential lovers to keep their feelings in check because she “breaks things,” including hearts.

So don’t stand too close // oh no don’t fall too hard // I ain’t a promise in the dark // ‘cause I break things // You think you do but you don’t // I tend to take it too far // So don’t hand me your heart // ‘cause I break things

Morgan made fans wait for the slower, more mild-tempo tracks on this project. In the acoustic-driven “Outdoor Voices,” she tells all dreamers that in order to achieve their goals, they need to use their outdoor voices, a knock to the classic parenting phrase “use your inside voices.” She puts her powerful vocals on display in this empowering message.

Out here no one can tell us we can’t use your outdoor voices // Don’t be afraid to live loud // I know that all voices tell you to keep it down, keep it down, keep it down // but I can hear you know, hear you now

In “Cheating on You,” the singer feels her and her lover are growing distant because things feel different when they talk, kiss, and lay in bed together. She expresses her concern over a snap-track beat, comparing this feeling to one of being with a complete stranger. Even though they are in the same room, their hearts are already out the door.

In the final track, “Mad I Need You,” Morgan explains the difference between physically and emotionally needing someone. In the first verse, she gives examples of how independent she is when it comes to changing a tire, or finding a way home from the bar, but when she is alone her body aches for this person. It frustrates her how badly she emotionally needs him.

Love, Kylie Track Listing
1. Shoulda (Kylie Morgan, Shane McAnally, Ben Johnson)
2. I Only Date Cowboys (Kylie Morgan, Nate Kenyon, Jay Allen)
3. Outdoor Voices (Kylie Morgan, Emily Falvey, Benjamin Joel Johnson)
4. Break Things (Kylie Morgan, Aaron Eshuis, James McNair, Nicolette Hayford)
5. Cheating On You (Kylie Morgan, Benjamin Joel Johnson, Geoffrey Warburton, Jeffrey Garrison)
6. Mad I Need You (Kylie Morgan, Nicholas Oliver Ruth, Emily Weisband) 

It has been quite the month for Morgan, who not only released her debut EP but also got engaged to her longtime boyfriend and fellow country artist, Jay Allen. With this collection of music, Morgan proves her staying power in the genre and we believe Kylie Morgan is on the road to becoming a household name. To learn more about Kylie Morgan, check out our interview with the artist here.

Kylie Morgan debut ep love Kylie out now

Kylie Morgan’s debut EP ‘Love, Kylie’ is out today, June 11th on all streaming platforms

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Kylie Morgan announcements and releases.

To keep up with Kylie Morgan, follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Love, Kylie is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Kylie Morgan Releases New Song “I Only Date Cowboys”

Kylie Morgan’s brand new song “I Only Date Cowboys” is available now, May 28th. Listen to the brand new track on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Fans of Kylie Morgan have been waiting for the singer to drop her new single “I Only Date Cowboys” for what seems like forever! The song has been one of Morgan’s most popular on social media. Today, the songstress officially released the track, “I Only Date Cowboys.”

The new song is an absolute jam! Morgan taps into her county roots, singing an absolute anthem of a track. “I Only Date Cowboys” is a song you are going to want to play with the speakers blasting. The song conveys the message that only cowboys are good enough for Morgan. “I Only Date Cowboys” comes on the heels of the singer’s edgy single “Shoulda.”

“Kinda cowboy with a wild west heart // If you ain’t the Marlboro man than it’s no cigar // Take a couple notes from John Wayne // Learn a thing or two from Jesse James // Cause I only date cowboys”

Her unapologetic lyrics and fiery personality are enough to make any music fan do a double-take. Morgan’s talent, though, is what is going to take her over the edge. As a newcomer, the singer is already showing staying power with her music. “I Only Date Cowboys” will be a single that is stuck in your head for days.

To learn more about Kylie Morgan, check out our interview with the artist here.

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Kylie Morgan’s new single “I Only Date Cowboys” is out today, May 28th on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Kylie Morgan announcements and releases.

To keep up with Kylie Morgan, follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“I Only Date Cowboys” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Kylie Morgan Brings the Heat in Edgy New Single “Shoulda”

Kylie Morgan’s new song, “Shoulda” is available now, February 19th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Nashville newcomer, Kylie Morgan, is taking the country music scene by storm with her edgy hits and unapologetic lyrics. Best known for the songs “Break Things” and “Cuss A Little” which feature Walker Hayes, the singer-songwriter strikes again with a shameless breakup anthem, titled “Shoulda.”

Hailing from Oklahoma, Morgan grew up with a knack for songwriting and a one-of-a-kind singing voice. It’s been exciting to see these talents create captivating songs. “Shoulda” hits on Morgan’s strengths; masterful storytelling coupled with an edgy melody.

In “Shoulda,” Morgan sings about unabashedly acting on impulse following a messy breakup. The rock-inspired instrumentals are bold and catchy, helping to portray Morgan’s fiery confidence in her own decisions, whether good or bad. The quick-witted and honest lyrics tell an impassioned story around a lack of self-control.

Kylie Morgan’s new song “Shoulda” is available everywhere now, February 19th

Kylie Morgan’s new song “Shoulda” is available everywhere now, February 19th

“Shoulda laid low / Shoulda poured two for one alone… Shoulda hung up when I saw your name / Oh I knew better than to ever think that you could change / Shoulda woulda coulda / I ain’t never been no good at staying home when I know that I shoulda / Shoulda woulda coulda / I ain’t never been no good at saying no when I know that I shoulda”

The fast-paced rhymes and powerful vocals stir up heavy emotion. The singer utilizes vivid imagery, allowing the listener to get lost in the storyline.

“Next thing I know I’m sleeping in your bed again / Next thing I know I’m sneaking out in your jacket / Like a bad habit / High heels in my hand”

Morgan delivers something fresh and exciting with each single released. “Shoulda” stands out with its boldness and is the perfect song to turn up loud and sing like no one is watching. We look forward to all that is to come from this rising star.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Kylie Morgan releases.

To keep up with Kylie Morgan, follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Shoulda” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Kylie Morgan Releases “Cuss A Little” Featuring Walker Hayes

Kylie Morgan’s new song, “Cuss A Little” features Walker Hayes and is available now on all streaming platforms. Written by Morgan and Hayes, take a look below as we dig deeper into the track.

Yoga-enthusiast turned country singer-songwriter, Kylie Morgan released “Cuss A Little” featuring Walker Hayes on Friday, October 2nd. Produced by Ben Johnson and the Grammy-award winning, Shane McAnally, this track reveals Morgan’s honest, yet sometimes contradicting personality.

I’m just human, buried in denial / I judge people and I read the bible / I drink too much but my body is a temple / I love Jesus but I cuss just a little

“Cuss A Little” is an anthem for every young adult trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. She discusses all the things she stands for but cannot follow-up on. For example, she wants to be straight up with people but continues to talk about them behind their backs. Hayes, who co-wrote the song with her, backs Morgan’s humble voice along with a simple, acoustic melody. This is one of the first songs she wrote upon moving to Nashville at the age of nineteen.

Kylie Morgan's New Song "Cuss A Little" ft. Walker Hayes

Kylie Morgan’s New Song, ft. Walker Hayes, “Cuss A Little” is out now, October 2nd

“Cuss A Little’ is truthfully me, no filter,” Morgan shared in a recent press release. “This song has always meant a lot to me and I’m so glad I finally get to share it with others.”

Hayes adds, “I can’t believe Kylie was in her teens when we wrote this.  Even crazier how it has stood the test of time.  I know this song and the way she and Shane were able to bring it together will most definitely meet people where they are and make them pull over. I did when I heard it the first time.”

Morgan began writing songs in her hometown of Newcastle, Oklahoma when she was only 12 years old. A little over a year ago, she signed with UMG Nashville and the SMACKSongs team, under the guidance McAnally and Josh Osborne. Earlier this year, she released her fun, yet vulnerable track, “Break Things,” which continues to accumulate impressive streaming numbers. Learn more about Morgan in our Swag Spotlight.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Kylie Morgan releases.

To keep up with Kylie Morgan, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Cuss A Little” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music‘ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Kylie Morgan Drops Vulnerable New Track, “Break Things”

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Nashville newcomer, country-pop singer + songwriter Kylie Morgan has formally expressed in her newest anthemic single “Break Things” that hearts don’t break on their own and sometimes she is at fault. This follows the SMACKSongs’ artist’s last autobiographical release “Boys Girl” in 2019. Although this is one of her first mainstream releases, the female powerhouse is not new to Nashville.

The Newcastle, Oklahoma-native first debuted her song at the annual UMG luncheon and showcase during the 2020 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. “Break Things” is an open letter expressing that fragile things may not be safe in her care. Her vulnerability is soaking over a contravened instrumentation; a perfect harmony. She sings: “I tend to take it too far // So don’t hand me your heart because I break things”

Morgan shared on her Twitter, “Every line in this song is a piece of who I am. The good, the bad and clearly the breakable. Here is me being completely vulnerable and as honest as I can be. Hope you all love this song as much as I do! BREAK THINGS IS OUT NOW!”

Morgan will be heading to the UK to play London’s Bluebird Cafe, part of C2C Country to Country; Europe’s biggest country music festival where artists such as Kassi Ashton, Gabby Barrett, Tenille Arts are also playing.

The singer + songwriter is currently in the studio working on her debut album with producers and songwriters Shane McAnally and Ben Johnson.

To keep up with Kylie Morgan follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Break Things” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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NYCS Swag Spotlight: Kylie Morgan

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It was announced just last week that Kylie Morgan signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville and this week she is our Swag Spotlight. In our recent interview, Morgan told us how although her childhood was different from most, growing up performing and honing in on her talents, she wouldn’t change it for the world. She tells us at 3 years old she was constantly singing and dancing to Shirley Temple videos in her living room, forcing her parents to sit on the couch as she entertained them. From that moment on not only did she know exactly what she wanted to do with her life, but her parents continued to support her childhood dreams. She started writing songs when she was only 10 years old and when she was 12 years old she got her very first guitar. “I just couldn’t put it down, after that it became my form of therapy. I would come home from school, lock myself in my room and write about what I was going through and what my friends were going through and I figured out that it brought me so much happiness,” she recalls. She started performing at Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma in a sparkly Walmart dress and then began touring professionally when she was only 14 years old and traveling back and forth to Nashville to write. She even remembers writing with one of our favorite songwriter artists, Walker Hayes when she was just 15.

Making the move to Nashville permanently when she was 19, she met hit songwriter Shane McAnally who she says ‘changed her life’. She signed a management deal with Shane’s company, SMACK Songs because she said it felt like home. “I’m such a family oriented person and I’m still so close with my family so when I chose a music family out here in Nashville, it was very intimating because I wanted to have that same relationship in my career space that I did in my home life,” Morgan says. “As soon as I met the whole staff at SMACK, I felt friendship and family that I haven’t felt in years as far as music goes.”

Her debut single released just last Friday, “Boys Girl” is the first introduction to the bubbly, singer and she says it’s completely autobiographical. “Even before this song was written I wanted the first single to be written about who I am as an artist and as a human being, I wanted people to hear the first song and never have a question of who I was and what I wanted to accomplish,” she explains. Although the song was written with her childhood as a tomboy in mind, her hope is that the lyrics become more universal. “It’s not just about me specifically but it’s about embracing who you are and realizing that we are all different, we all come in different colors, shapes, and sizes and anyone can be a ‘boys girl’ and embrace what makes you, you.”

As a newly signed artist and songwriter, Morgan is living the dream she had as a young girl in Oklahoma. “It’s been such a long and built up thing but it’s crazy, I just had my birthday a couple of weeks ago, every time you blow out the candles, this is what you wish for,” she humbly tells us. With her debut album in the works and opening for artists like Aaron Watson and Kip Moore this summer, the young rising artist looks ahead to radio tour and promoting the new music that she has been preparing to show the world for years.

To keep up with Kylie Morgan follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“Boys Girl” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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UMG Nashville’s Newest Signee, Kylie Morgan Releases “Boys Girl”

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Earlier this month, Kylie Morgan signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville and has now released the first single from her upcoming project, a song that she says is an autobiography of her life “Boys Girl”. The track, written with veteran and superstar songwriters Ross Copperman and Shane McAnally, perfectly describes any female who has never wanted to conform to stereotypes society thrusts upon her.

“I look better in blue jeans than dresses and lace / If you piss me off, I’ll say it to your face / When the windows are down I don’t re-fix my hair, cause I don’t really care” Morgan sings in the honest lyric. She continues with a chorus that is a punch of reality and breaks all clichés. “I’ve never been drawn to drama, and I probably won’t charm your mama / I’ll never be, Miss Tennessee, more whiskey, less pearls / No I’m nothing like your exes, more 4 wheel drive, less Lexus / I’m feminine but I’ve always been, more of a boys girl”

“I wanted the first single to completely be an introduction of who I am as an artist and as a human being,” Morgan says of picking “Boys Girl” as her first single in our recent interview. “I wanted people to hear the first song and have no question of who I was and what I wanted to accomplish.”

Sonically, the upbeat song will get stuck in your head and encourage repeat spins throughout this weekend. Check back on Monday to read the full interview with Kylie Morgan when she takes this week’s spot as our Swag Spotlight.

To keep up with Kylie Morgan follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

“Boys Girl” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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[Listen] Newcomer Kylie Morgan Releases “Easy To Forget”

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Nashville based Kylie Morgan released her anticipated new single “Easy To Forget” earlier this month.  From beginning writing at 12 years old, to releasing independent music as a teen, Morgan is primed for success in this business. Her first single release is full of vulnerability, truth, and feelings we don’t want to admit we’ve felt.

The chorus “You’re like a Rolling Stones record on repeat / Can’t get you out of my head / You’re like a first sip of Tennessee whiskey / Still burning on my lips / Keep hearing your voice, keep seeing your face / Keep reaching for the ghost lying here in my bed / Wish you were more like a drunken memory / Easy to forget” explains the story of how wishing a relationship gone wrong would be more forgettable. Her angelic voice that makes you believe every word and understand the pain she’s feeling.

The well-known writers and producers, Josh Kerr and Shane McAnally produced the track as Morgan is a part of the SMACKSongs team. The team assists her to refine and release her music, under the advice of GRAMMY Award-winning songwriters, McAnally and Josh Osborne.

She captioned her picture of the release on her Instagram, “I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this moment. From my heart to your headphones. This is a day I’ll never forget.” Certainly this single is just a taste of what’s coming for Morgan and she’ll have more days coming her way that will be memorable. You can listen to “Easy To Forget” on all digital platforms now.

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