Megan Moroney’s debut album Lucky will wil out tomorrow (5/5), featuring the hit song “Tennesee Orange.” Megan told us, “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.” Moroney 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. ”
Moroney made a splash with her song “Tennessee Orange.” This week, the song sits in the Top 10 on the country music charts.
The video for the song even won Megan her first CMT Music Award (4/2) in the “Breakthrough Female Artist category.” It’s 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.
Megan told us that the video for “Tennessee Orange” would never have happened without her mom. She told us, “I gotta brag on my mom for the ‘Tennessee Orange’ music video. She is the reason that could happen. We did the video after Christmas, and that is when all the flights got canceled. So my flight from Savannah, Georgia, to Nashville, kept getting delayed until nine thirty PM. And it’s nine-thirty PM in Savannah. I need to be in Nashville at 7:30 AM to start getting my hair and makeup done for the music video.”
She added, “And it wasn’t one of the things where we could just postpone it because the crew had flown in, and there’s way too much on the table here, and I needed to be in Nashville.”