Megan Moroney’s “Tennessee Orange” is in the top five on the country charts this week, and it could very well be Megan’s first chart-topper in country music.
Moroney’s told us in a recent interview that musically, her influences are Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift.
She said of Swift, “She’s one that I forget she influenced me because she’s just always been around, and she’s always been in my brain. I look at Taylor Swift, and I’m like, ‘How did she know exactly how I feel?'”
Megan is looking to do the same with her fan base. She notes, “I’m hoping that when people listen to this record, younger girls, they will have the same thought like, ‘How did she know this? Is she up here (point to her brain)?’ Just be very relatable and honest, and I definitely think that Taylor Swift had a huge impact on my music.”
Moroney explains how her songwriting process goes. She said, “When I am going through something, I know that I have the ability to write songs somehow, and I try to be as honest with myself and how I feel and why I feel that way as I can. And then put it in a way that is digestible to other people. It’s therapeutic to me, and that’s the number one reason that I do it because I just need an outlet to get my feelings out.”
She concludes, “If I am going through a heartbreak, I need to really sit down and find out why I feel this way and why this happened and that kind of stuff because I can use my words to help people with what they are going through.”
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Moroney’s debut album Lucky was released earlier this month (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 album is a song she co-wrote called “I’m Not Pretty.” Moroney shared with us how the song came about saying, “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.”