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Megan Moroney Releases Fan-Favorite Song “Indifferent” + Announces Album

Megan Moroney shares fan-favorite new song “Indifferent,” out now, May 3rd on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

Megan Moroney has emerged as one of the rising superstars of the country genre. She had a monumental 2023, even landing her first number one single at country radio with “Tennessee Orange.” After releasing her debut album, Lucky earlier last year, fans have been awaiting even more music from the singer-songwriter. Earlier this year, she released two heartbreaking, yet beautiful songs called “No Caller ID,” and “28th of June.” Now, Moroney is expanding her catalog with another fan-favorite new song called “Indifferent.”

Moroney’s new song speaks to the absolute force she is in the music industry. “Indifferent” is an anthem and a goal for how to feel post break-up. The songstress shows off her sassy and confident side on the song, and we are sure that the new track will empower fans everywhere to grow their own confidence. Fun, honest, and raw, “Indifferent” feels like the perfect song for Moroney to be singing now.

“I-I would cry one, two, three too many times // Just wastin’ my prime on a guy who was more wrong than right // Now I don’t even know what I’m missin’ // Don’t know what it is or isn’t // Don’t need your attention (No), or your time // They said, “Did you hear?” // I say, “No thanks I’m fine” // I think I could wish you the best // The truth is I couldn’t care less // How sweet it is to be so (so), so indifferent”

There truly is no stopping Moroney! Whether she’s diving into her emo cowgirl mentality or cranking out sassy anthems, everything she puts out hits. “Indifferent” is another notch in her belt! Fans can look forward to the song and many others coming on Moroney’s recently announced sophomore album, Am I Okay?, out July 12th.

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Megan Moroney shares new song, “Indifferent” and announces sophomore album.

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

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Indifferent” 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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Megan Moroney Shares New Song “28th of June”

Megan Moroney’s new song “28th of June,” is out now, March 22nd, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

Megan Moroney has emerged as one of the rising superstars of the country genre. She had a monumental 2023, even landing her first number one single at country radio with “Tennessee Orange.” After releasing her debut album, Lucky earlier last year, fans have been awaiting even more music from the singer-songwriter. Earlier this year, she released “No Caller ID,” and today, she’s sharing another fan-favorite, “28th of June.”

Moroney continues to live up to her name as the “emo cowgirl.” Every single release is emotive and raw, no matter the content. “28th of June” reads like a page straight out of the songstress’ diary. Anyone who has every experienced heartbreak is sure to have “28th of June” on repeat. The song fits in in perfectly with the singer’s growing catalog of music.

“Like we were never gonna let go of each other // I was too naive to know // Just ’cause something’s good don’t mean it lasts // After we fеll apart and just like that // Time kept tickin’ and you movеd on // Another 365 have come and gone // Today would have been a day that we’d celebrate // And now it’s just another Tuesday”

Moroney’s 2024 is looking brighter than ever!

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Megan Moroney shares new song, “28th of June,” out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“28th of June” 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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Megan Moroney Releases Fan-Favorite New Song “No Caller ID”

Megan Moroney’s new song “No Caller ID,” is out now, January 19th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

Megan Moroney emerged as one of the rising superstars of the country genre. She had a monumental 2023, even landing her first number one single at country radio with “Tennessee Orange.” After releasing her debut album, Lucky earlier last year, fans have been awaiting even more music from the singer-songwriter. Today, Moroney finally releases her fan-favorite, highly-anticipated new song, “No Caller ID.”

The self-proclaimed “emo cowgirl,” brings the emotion to the forefront of the melancholy, yet expressive new song. “No Caller ID” tells the story of an ex constantly coming around, when you are finally feeling happy again. Moroney finds a way to share her heart in her music, no matter how sad or uplifting the lyrics are. “No Caller ID” is the perfect addition to the singer’s growing catalog of music.

“I’m two months deep in therapy // Been finally getting sleep // My friends quit checking up on me // ‘Cause I’m back on my feet // I’m doing more than getting back // I’ve been seeing a stand-up guy // It’s the middle of the night // My phone starts ringing // Here you come again, and there you go // No coincidences, you always know // When I’m moving on, you move back in with a half-ass sorry, how you been”

2024 is slated to be an even bigger year for the rising star. “No Caller ID” marks just the beginning of the new era of music for Moroney.

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Megan Moroney shares new song, “No Caller ID,” out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“No Caller ID” 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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Old Dominion & Megan Moroney Collaborate on New Song “Can’t Break Up Now”

Old Dominion and Megan Moroney share new song, “Can’t Break Up Now,” out now, August 18th on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

There is nothing like a country music collaboration! Today platinum-selling group, Old Dominion collaborate with rising superstar, Megan Moroney on a brand new song. Their new song, “Can’t Break Up Now” is officially out now.

According to Old Dominion frontman, Matthew Ramsey, this song came to fruition because love is a hard and complicated emotion to embody. He shared in a recent press release,In a world that is increasingly dominated by social media our attention spans are growing ever shorter. In the glow of our phones, it can be easy to miss the millions of little moments and memories that stack up to build a real love. That is, until you’re on the brink of losing it. That’s the picture we are painting with ‘Can’t Break Up Now.'”

Both Moroney and Old Dominion do an incredible job conveying the push-pull of having so much history with someone. Ramsey adds later, “[Megan’s] performance really reinforces waking up, realizing what you’ve got — and know it’s worth fighting for.” The song is a true reminder that we have to fight for the things and the people we love, even during hard times.

“Can’t Break Up Now” is one of the best collaborations of the year so far. Old Dominion and Moroney showcase both of their talents perfectly, and the track is one that is sure to imprint on all of our hearts.

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Old Dominion and Megan Moroney collaborate on a new song, “Can’t Break Up Now.”

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

To keep up with Old Dominion, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Can’t Break Up Now” 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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Megan Moroney Scores First Number One Single with “Tennessee Orange”

Megan Moroney scores her first number one single at country radio with her debut song, “Tennessee Orange.” Get all the details here.

Megan Moroney is an absolute superstar in the making. Her debut album, Lucky is one of the best records of the year so far and her fall, headlining tour is already sold out. If that is not exciting enough, Moroney and her team are celebrating another exciting feat. This week, the songstress’ debut single to country radio, “Tennessee Orange” officially marks her first number one.

While all of Moroney’s songs truly display her staying power, “Tennessee Orange” was the song that made everyone stop and listen. As a Georgia girl, Moroney would typically never root for the Tennessee Volunteers, but as the song says, [she’s] “wearing Tennessee orange for him.” A love song at heart, the single is all about the things you will do for love.

“I met somebody and he’s got blue eyes // He opens the door and he don’t make me cry // He ain’t from where we’re from // But he feels like home, yeah // He’s got me doin’ things I’ve never done // In Georgia, they call it a sin // I’m wearing Tennessee orange for him”
Congratulations to Megan and her team on scoring their first number one at country radio! There will definitely be more to come.

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

The singer-songwriter will hit the stage at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on September 20.

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Tennessee Orange” 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.

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Megan Moroney: ‘Lucky’ Debut Album Review

Megan Moroney’s major-label debut album, Lucky is officially out now, May 5th on all streaming platforms. Learn more and listen to the new album below.

Since the release of 2022’s “Tennessee Orange,” Megan Moroney has been one of Nashville’s most buzzed about new talents. Today, the Sony Music Nashville/ Columbia Records’ recording artist released her debut album, Lucky, a compelling mix of lyrical prowess, infectious melodies, and traditional country twang.

As the follow up to her EP, Pistol Made of Roses, the Lucky LP is the next step for the Georgia native. Produced by Kristian Bush of Sugarland, the album allows her to flex her impressive songwriting skills, co-writing on each of the project’s thirteen tracks. 

​​”After we wrote the title track ‘Lucky,’ I knew I wanted it to be the name of my debut album,” she explained in a press release. “If you know anything about me and my story, a lot of things (both good and bad) happened to get me to where I am today, and I just feel very lucky.”  

From the first listen of the album, it’s glaringly apparent why she chose “Lucky” as the album’s title, as the track is truly an immediate standout. It’s a catchy, two-stepping, hand-clapping country tune about not being afraid to make bad decisions with an ex while drunk. However, the twist here is that it’s him who’s the lucky one, as she’s not afraid to give in when inebriated.

“Cause me my phone and the neon’s buzzin’ // Three four in and I’m missin’ your lovin’,She sings.
“We said naw never again// And we said we’d be better as friends // But come over and don’t overthink it // Tonight you’re lucky I’m drinkin.”

Throughout the album, most of the tracks center around relationship issues, broken hearts, and losing yourself in a relationship, but lyrically, Moroney does this differently than most. There’s the heartwrenching “Girl in the Mirror,” which finds her grappling with the fact that she no longer recognizes herself in the light of a relationship that may not be the best. “She loves the boy more than the girl in the mirror, She sings on one of the album’s most poignant lyrics.

She’s more savage on “Sleep On My Side,” which has her tangled up with a Mr. Wrong, declaring that his wandering eye makes him not-so-right for her. “I sleep on my side and you sleep with everyone,” She muses. Likewise, the twangy “Georgia Girl” deals with a two-timer, as she mentions all of her man’s other women by the states they’re from.

“Kansas Anymore” is a sparse breakup ballad that finds her realizing that a relationship has ended with a play on the old adage that they’re “not in Kansas anymore,” while “Mustang on the Me” finds her wondering which will break down first as she literally and figuratively leaves an ex in the rearview mirror.

One of the album’s clear standouts is “Why Johnny,” which finds her musically chatting with June Carter Cash on her relationship with notorious womanizer, Johnny Cash. On the stripped ballad, she muses, “I think I’ve got a Johnny of my own,” asking the elder woman “What made you wanna make it work?” despite a man drowning himself in “booze and pills and perfume smells.”

It’s not all heartbreak on Lucky, as the album’s opener, “I’m Not Pretty,” finds the singer-songwriter playfully musing about all the untrue things her ex’s new flame may say about her.

“Somewhere out there my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend’s scrolling through my Instagram //  Tearing me down, passing the phone around like there’s nothing better to talk about //  Zooming out, Zooming in, overanalyzin’ // Like the queen of the mean girls’ committee // But hey whatever helps // Keep on telling yourself I’m not pretty.”

“Another on the Way” is a sassy ode to moving on, as there’s always another man, and another drink, just around the corner, while “Traitor Joe” is a classic story song that has Moroney letting Joe know his girlfriend is cheating on him.

“Tennessee Orange” is an interesting juxtaposition of lyrics versus music as the instrumentation sounds downtrodden and dark, which has her proclaiming her love for her man through wearing his team’s, and her family’s rival’s, colors. “So ‘Tennessee Orange’ is about me being a Georgia girl. I was born and raised in Georgia and I graduated from the University of Georgia. And, I moved to Nashville for music and I met and fell for a Tennessee boy. So, this is kinda my version of a love song,” Megan explains.

The album ends with the lush and almost ethereal “Sad Songs for Sad People” which finds Moroney confused over writing a love song when she tends to thrive on the writing about broken hearts.

“I write sad songs for sad people // Something ’bout the pain // I want every word to hurt like blue eyes crying in the rain,” She proclaims. “They say do what you love and that’s just what I do // I write sad songs for sad people // But I wrote this love song for you.”

On Lucky, Megan Moroney continues to prove why she’s one of country music’s fastest rising stars. With a well-balanced mix of brilliant lyrics, classic country instrumentation and pop sensibilities, she toes the line perfectly in the vein of Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, and even early Taylor Swift. 

Lucky Track List:

  1. “I’m Not Pretty”
  2. “Lucky”
  3. “Tennessee Orange”
  4. “Kansas Anymore”
  5. “Girl In The Mirror”
  6. “Another On The Way”
  7. “Traitor Joe”
  8. “Why Johnny”
  9. “God Plays A Gibson”
  10. “Georgia Girl”
  11. “Sleep On My Side”
  12. “Mustang Or Me”
  13. “Sad Songs For Sad People”

Country Swag Picks:

  1. Lucky
  2. Girl in the Mirror
  3. Why Johnny
  4. I’m Not Pretty
  5. Tennessee Orange
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Megan Moroney’s debut album, ‘Lucky’ is officially out now on all streaming platforms.

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

The singer-songwriter will hit the stage at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on September 20.

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

Lucky 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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Who Is Megan Moroney? The Story Behind Her Journey to Country Music

 Who is Megan Moroney? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…

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Quick Facts:

Full Name – Megan Moroney
Birthdate – 10/09/1997
Hometown – Douglasville, Georgia
Current City – Nashville, Tennesee
Musical Influences – Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift
Record Label – Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records
Current Single – “Tennessee Orange” (As of article date – 5/1/23)

The Beginning:

Today’s spotlight shines on an artist to watch out for, Megan Moroney. While Moroney may still be a young artist, she truly has star power, and it is just a matter of time before she becomes a superstar in her own right. The songstress chatted with us all about her journey to country music and of course, her upcoming album, Lucky, out this Friday (5/5).

Moroney grew up in Douglasville, Georgia. “My dad and my brother both play guitar. I have a very musical family, so I was always around music, but I didn’t think I could do it for a career,” began the singer-songwriter. “Throughout high school I did talent shows, and I was in chorus. I enjoyed singing and I enjoyed music.”

Despite loving music from an early age and feeling inspired by strong female artists in the industry, Moroney never considered a career in music. “I think my personal influences, where I discovered their music and became obsessed were Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift. […] Those three are the ones I discovered myself and my parents didn’t force me to listen to those artists. I was enamored with them.”

Upon graduating from high school, Moroney headed to The University of Georgia to pursue a degree in accounting. “It literally wasn’t a thing that I ever thought I would be a singer professionally, because I didn’t think you could do that professionally where I’m from,” she shared.

“I wasn’t like a journalist as a kid. It didn’t occur to me that I could write songs. I wrote my first song when I was nineteen, and then I got my heart broken pretty bad when I was a junior in college, and that’s when I started writing for therapy, and the rest is history.”

While in college, Moroney continued to pursue her degree, while singing for fun. “I went to college and a I joined a sorority […] and at this point too, I was posting covers with my dad and my brother singing covers on Instagram. They were all country songs because that’s all I listened to, so people were aware that I liked music.”

The Turning Point:

Although she was not pursuing music professionally at this point, a series of events changed Moroney’s mind.

“In the spring of my freshman year, we had an event where we hired Jon Langston to come to play and we used all our budget on him, and they were like, why doesn’t Megan just open, because she sings country songs on her Instagram, so I got to open for Jon technically. It was three cover songs. I didn’t even write at that point,” she shared.

“Then Chase Rice was there and his show at the Georgia Theater wasn’t sold out yet, and I guess he saw how many girls I could get to come from my sorority to his show, and he said, why don’t you open for me at the Georgia Theater next month, but you have to write an original song. And I wrote my first song in order to play that gig and after I played that show, a month later, I fell in love with performing.”

Immediately upon getting the taste for performing on stage, Moroney knew she wanted to move to Nashville to pursue her dream. “After I played that show, I told my parents I wanted to drop out and they were like yeah that’s not happening.” Instead, she switched her major to digital marketing and music business, and learned everything she could about the music business before she moved to Nashville upon graduating from college.

Beginning June of 2020, Moroney spent every waking moment writing and trying to find her people in Music City. “I was an influencer on Instagram, but then I spent the first year just writing. I would write every single day with strangers, and people like Ben Williams,” she shared. Adding, “by December, I had met Ben and I started getting on a roll with writing. I would post some of these songs that I wrote on social media, and that’s how I started to grow a following.”

Then in 2022, Moroney finally found her team and released her incredible debut EP. I had recorded my EP, and people had already found out about “Hair Salon,” she began. “After “Wonder,” “Hair Salon” blew up on TikTok, so my EP came out, and then “Tennessee Orange” blew up. […] My social media following kept growing and people kept connecting with different songs.”

Today:

Flash forward to today, Moroney’s debut album, Lucky is about to be released. The thirteen song project is an incredible body of work that every country fan is going to fall in love with. The songstress put her heart and soul into the project, and it truly is one of the best of the year so far.

Moroney shared that really was meticulous in choosing songs for the project. “I just wrote for the last year in a half. When we picked these songs, I wanted my first full-length record to just represent me and everything I loved about country music, so there’s storytelling, there’s the heartbreak songs, but there’s also love songs. You just feel a lot when you listen to it,” she shared. Adding, “I could have added more for sure, but when we settled on these thirteen songs, there was none that I would be okay with taking off the album […] I just felt like these thirteen songs, there’s no skips when I listen to it, and none of them tell the same story or make you feel the same way. They feel very me, and I’m surprised I didn’t make it a self-titled album, but I was too excited about the idea of ‘Lucky.’”

While all the songs on the project like, “Tennessee Orange,” “I’m Not Pretty,” and “Girl In The Mirror,” have their own flavor, we personally love the unreleased song, “Georgia Girl.” “When we were writing “Georgia Girl,” we went into the room and we were talking about what was missing on the album, and I feel like I make being from Georgia my whole personality, and I was like “I don’t have a hometown song.” […] It’s a very confident song, so those are two things that I like to put in music, things about Georgia and confidence. And there’s a lot of ‘Gone With the Wind’ references in that one, and that is my mom’s favorite movie,” shared Moroney. The songstress also encourages fans to listen to her current favorite song on the project, “Why Johnny,” another stand out track on the upcoming album.

One thing is for sure, Moroney is definitely a star in the making. Catch her on tour through the winter, and definitely check back on Friday for our full review of Lucky!

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

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

Megan Moroney’s music 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.

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Megan Moroney Shares Poetic New Song “Girl In The Mirror”

Megan Moroney’s new song “Girl In The Mirror,” is out now, April 14th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

Megan Moroney is one of the most exciting new artists of 2023, which is exactly why she landed on our 2023 Country Swag Artist to Watch list earlier this year. As we await her debut album Lucky, out on May 5th, Moroney is giveing fans another taste of what is to come with the record. Just like “Tennessee Orange” and “I’m Not Pretty,” her new song, “Girl In The Mirror” is introspective, poetic, and a high-caliber country song.

In her young career, the songstress has established herself as an artist who sings about real emotions, while maintaining her confidence even in the most heartbreaking songs. While “Girl In The Mirror” is a clearly a vulnerable story about falling in love with a man, who made her lose her sense of self-worth, Moroney has clearly learned that hard lesson. The new song is inspiring, raw, and poetic. “Girl In The Mirror” may be one of her best songs to date.

“She looks just like me // But I don’t recognize her // She’s got the same eyes // But they’re heavy and tired // He just walked out // And she’s standing right here // She loves the boy more than she loves the girl in the mirror // The girl in the mirror // used to know who she was // Now she’s up wondering // why she’s not enough”

If the previously released songs are any inclination, Moroney’s debut album is sure to be something special. Her talent, charisma, and vulnerability rivals anyone in the country music landscape today. If you have not yet jumped on the Moroney bandwagon, now is definitely the time!

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Megan Moroney shares new song “Girl In The Mirror,” off her upcoming debut album, ‘Lucky.’

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

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Girl In The Mirror” 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.

Megan Moroney Releases New Song “I’m Not Pretty”

Megan Moroney’s new song “I’m Not Pretty,” is out now, February 10th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

2023 Country Swag Artist to Watch: Megan Moroney is back with a brand new release. While she may have blown up on TikTok in country music because of her incredible song, “Tennessee Orange,” she is proving her staying power with more new music coming down the pipeline. Today, she releases her brand new song “I’m Not Pretty,” out now.

In true Moroney fashion, “I’m Not Pretty” went viral even before it officially came out. The song clearly resonates with fans across the genre, due to its relatable nature. While the story behind the song is relatable, it is the play on words of the title that really makes the track. Moroney sings about the jealousy women often experience especially when their ex dates a new girl. She flips the “I’m Not Pretty” phrase on its head in an unexpected and cool way, showcasing true songwriting chops.

“Did you mean to double tap that spring break throwback from 2016 in PCB? // Somewhere out there my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend’s scrolling through my Instagram // tearing me down passing the phone around like there’s nothing better to talk about // Zoomin out, zoomin in overanalyzing like the queen of the mean girls committee // but hey whatever helps keep on telling yourself I’m not pretty”

The new song is clearly just the beginning for Moroney. A debut album is reportedly in the works, and it is a matter of time until she is selling out venues as a headliner!

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Megan Moroney’s new song “I’m Not Pretty” is out now.

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

To keep up with Megan Moroney, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“I’m Not Pretty” 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.

2023 Country Artists to Watch

Introducing our 2023 Country Artists to Watch!

Over the past 7+ years of Country Swag, we have always loved to support rising artists and introduce our followers to the best new music in the genre. Since our first Artists to Watch list back in 2017, we have pinned rising stars like Luke Combs, Brett Young, Russell Dickerson, Jordan Davis, Walker Hayes, HARDY, Gabby Barrett, Ernest, and more. Each year we choose ten new artists that we believe are destined for killer careers, our only rule when choosing is the artist can NOT already have a number one song.

Check out our picks in 20172018, 2019, 2o2o, 2021, and 2022 before checking out the 10 artists we picked to have a huge 2023 below.

MEGAN MORONEY 

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Listen: “Tennessee Orange”
Stay Connected: @megmoroney

It is hard to talk about 2022 without Megan Moroney popping into the conversation! The singer-songwriter steadily gained popularity on social media throughout the year. With half a million followers on TikTok alone, Moroney is clearly one to look out for. Her break-out single, “Tennessee Orange” was one of the biggest songs of the year. Fans can anticipate her umping debut album that is slated to come sometime this year. What a way to start 2023!

 

BEN BURGESS 

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Listen: “Tears the Size Of Texas”
Stay Connected: @thebennyburgess

Known as a killer songwriter in Nashville, Ben Burgess made his artist debut in the last quarter of 2022 with his incredible album, Tears the Size of Texas. The ten-song project blew us away, and we knew then and there that he was destined to make this list. Burgess knows who he is as an artist, and he creates music for the everyday country music fan. Each and every one of his songs are sprinkled with a charm that only he could create. Learn more about his story here.

 

DYLAN MARLOWE 

Listen: “Why’d We Break Up Again”
Stay Connected: @dylanmarlowemusic

Dylan Marlowe is a young, standout artist who is wise beyond his years. Back in September we spotlighted his story and shared that he is about to blow up – we stand by that sentiment! This year, Marlowe garnered new fans everywhere he went while touring with Cole Swindell and Ashley Cooke. If 2022 was the year to set the stage for Marlowe, 2023 is the year that is going to continue his momentum to stardom. Check out his newest collaboration with Kasey Tyndall here.

 

MACKENZIE CARPENTER 

Listen: “Jesus, I’m Jealous”
Stay Connected:@mackcarpmusic

It is hard not to fall in love with Mackenzie Carpenter. A co-writer behind Lily Rose’s smash hit, “Villain,” Carpenter is the real deal as a songwriter alone; however, her striking vocals add to her undeniable talent. Her current single, “Jesus, I’m Jealous” is one of our favorite new songs, and we anticipate that 2023 is going to be an incredible year for the new recording artist.

 

TYLER BRADEN 

Listen: “Try Losing One”
Stay Connected: @tylerbradenmusic

Tyler Braden is the type of artist who knows exactly who is. The country-rock artist has the unique ability to create songs that are upbeat, yet sentimental or heartbreaking like his single, “Ways to Miss You.” This year, Braden is heading out on tour with Mitchell Tenpenny on the ‘This Is The Heavy’ tour and we look forward to seeing him win fans over show after show.

 

SHANE PROFITT 

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Listen: “Better Off Fishin'”
Stay Connected: @theshaneprofitt

We love a God moment, and Shane Profitt’s story is exactly that. Profitt is an artist that is hard not to love. His humble confidence is admirable, and his songs depict the exact experiences we all go through, while still conveying his own personal story. The Tennessee native lives and breathes country music, and it is evident both in his music and on stage.

 

AVERY ANNA 

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Listen: “Narcissist”
Stay Connected: @avery.anna.music

Perhaps one of the biggest viral TikTok sensations on this list, Avery Anna rose to notoriety with her raw and incredible song “Narcissist.” She drew fans in by the thousands with each and every video she shared. Anna’s EP, Mood Swings solidified her staying power, showcasing her as a true star. The Warner Music Nashville signee continues to make waves in country music with each and every single note she sings and lyric she writes. Learn more about her story here.

 

ASHLAND CRAFT 

Listen: “Your Momma Still Does”
Stay Connected: @ashlandcraft

The last two years the landscape of country music has been all about Ashland Craft. Her debut album, TRAVELIN’ KIND is still making waves and garnering new fans for the songstress; despite, its 2021 release. The singer-songwriter is one of the most talented acts in country music. Her unique sound, vocal range and clever lyrics make her one of our easiest picks for this year’s list, hands down.

 

DALTON DOVER 

 

Listen: “Baby I Am”
Stay Connected: @daltondover_music

Dalton Dover first made a splash appearing on The Voice Season 16, where he got a chair turn from none other than Blake Shelton. Now, the talented singer-songwriter has won over fans everywhere amassing a huge fanbase on TikTok and putting out his own music, including one of our favorites – “Baby I Am”. Upon first listen, it’s easy to see Dover’s undeniable talent through his strong vocals and impressive delivery. We’re eager to follow along on Dover’s country music journey as he continues to build up his name.

 

JOSH ROSS 

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Listen: “Trouble”
Stay Connected: @joshrossmusic

One of our favorite rising artists out there right now, Josh Ross has talent that everyone should know about. His song, “First Taste of Gone” was one of our favorite songs of 2022. With just a few songs out, Ross has already shown fans and industry alike that he is the real deal. Ross is cultivating his own sound, clearly influenced by his love of pop-punk music, current industry hitmakers, (HARDY, Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett), and rock elements. He is a must-listen to!

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