Nashville Music: Megan Moroney’s “Tennessee Orange” Reaches #1 On Country Radio
First #1 Hit For The Rising Star
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Megan Moroney’s smash single “Tennessee Orange” hits No. 1 this week on Country radio ruling the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay chart this week — the latest triumph in a blockbuster year for the Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records breakout star. The first single from her debut album LUCKY, the PLATINUM-certified “Tennessee Orange” has fueled Moroney’s meteoric rise from independent artist to one of the most dynamic new voices in Country music today.
First released last September — when the Georgia-bred singer-songwriter-guitarist was still unsigned — “Tennessee Orange” tells the story of a love so strong it leads her to defy her loyalty to her home team. Within just five days of its premiere, the viral sensation surpassed a MILLION streams and catapulted the Nashville-based 25-year-old into the Country spotlight — ultimately paving the way for her signing to Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records by the year’s end. As “Tennessee Orange” shot to No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts, Moroney released LUCKY to immediate and massive acclaim (Rolling Stone for instance, listed the album in “The Best Albums of 2023 So Far,” claiming it as “the most exciting Country mainstream record of the first half of 2023”).
With her ever-growing accolades also including winning BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR at the 2023 CMT Music Awards for this now No. 1 single — and making history as the fifth solo Country female artist ever to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart — Moroney recently made a powerhouse appearance at this year’s CMA Fest. Along with performing to a stadium full of rapturous fans on the Nissan Stadium Platform Stage, she thrilled a packed crowd at the Chevy Riverfront Stage and delivered an intimate acoustic pop-up at Spotify House — all in the very same day.
Last weekend, Moroney wrapped up her spring tour as support for Country music icons Brooks & Dunn. After taking the stage at a multitude of summer festivals in the US and UK, she’ll kick off THE LUCKY TOUR with her New York City debut at The Bowery Ballroom on September 20. With many of the venues selling out within minutes, the tour will stop at major cities and iconic venues coast-to-coast, including Moroney’s first-time appearance as an in-demand headliner in Chicago (Joe’s on Weed St.), Los Angeles (The Troubadour), New Braunfels, TX (Gruene Hall), and more. For full tour dates and ticketing information, visit www.meganmoroney.com.
A Country newcomer with massive staying power, Megan Moroney is strong-minded, sensitive, and fiercely devoted to speaking her truth. As a teenager in Georgia, she first honed her gorgeously gritty vocal style by singing covers with her dad and brother, then took up guitar at age 16. Although she started off studying accounting at the University of Georgia, Moroney’s entire trajectory changed after opening for Chase Rice at the famed Georgia Theatre her freshman year — a turn of events that found her penning her first-ever original song and discovering the dazzling specificity and down-to-earth honesty that now define her music. In July 2022 she offered a first glimpse at the full-force personality of her songwriting with the Pistol Made of Roses EP, inspiring CMT to praise her as a “musical risk taker with powerhouse pipes.” As her career gained unstoppable momentum, she next delivered her breakout single “Tennessee Orange”: an immediate smash that soon led to her signing with Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records, in addition to notching her first No. 1 at Country radio and earning RIAA PLATINUM certification. Named a “2023 Artist to Watch” by the likes of Amazon Music, Pandora, and Spotify, as well as an iHeart “On The Verge” Artist and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2023, Moroney released her debut album LUCKY in May and quickly drew major acclaim for the lived-in intimacy, fearless truth-telling, electrifying impact of her songwriting. With her avalanche of accolades including winning Breakthrough Female Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards, she made her debut appearance on NBC’s TODAY and kicked off her first headline run with the sold-out PISTOL MADE OF ROSES TOUR. After opening for Country legends Brooks & Dunn this summer, Moroney will embark on her sold-out THE LUCKY TOUR this fall and bring her magnetic live show to iconic venues across the U.S. — all while continuing a meteoric rise that now includes over 384 MILLION total global streams to date.