Lily Rose Makes Morning Television Debut On ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’

Rose performed “Sad in the Summer” on GMA.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 1, 2023


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Lily Rose; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo

Lily Rose makes her morning television debut with an electric performance of “Sad in the Summer” on ABC’s Good Morning America.

On Thursday, June 1, the thriving country artist dominated the stage as she belted out the hit collaboration with famed DJ, Diplo. 

Lily Rose; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo
Lily Rose; Photo by ABC/Paula Lobo

Fans danced and sang along in excitement while holding gup various rainbow-themed décor in celebration of the start to pride month. This group of lucky listeners joined live from the broadcast’s Times Square studios, led by ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis. 

Taking to Instagram to commemorate the milestone moment, Rose wrote, “What a morning💥 thanks for having us GMA!”

Co-written by Lily Rose with labelmate Griffen Palmer, Geoff Warburton, Ben Johnson, Diplo, King Henry, and Picard Brothers, “Sad In The Summer” dropped April 28 as part of Diplo’s recently-released country project Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant. 

The project also includes collaborations with Dove Cameron, Sturgill Simpson reborn as Johnny Blue Skies, Paul Cauthen, Sierra Ferrell, Morgan Wade, Parker McCollum, Kodak Black, and Koe Wetzel.

With every last effort, the song finds Rose grasping onto the fleeting joy of both the summer season and a seasonal relationship. Throughout the captivating narrative, she finds herself desperate for a love to last as the year cools down. Rose’s buttery vocals combine effortlessly over Diplo’s signature beat. 

“It’s pretty surreal to me that I’m not only part of Diplo’s new project, but featured on track number one,” Rose previously shared in a statement. “I spun the hell outta his first country collab project and it’s a huge honor to get to say I’m on the second one. Massive thank you to Diplo and the whole team for making this bucket list moment happen!”

The artists have had the chance to showcase this heartbreak anthem together on a number of occasions, beginning with their worldwide debut performance at Stagecoach 2023. Rose surprised the California festival goers with a surprise appearance during Diplo’s annual “Late Night in Palomino.” Together, they closed out the weekend with a delivery of the brand-new smash. 

Diplo and Rose then joined forces once again on the season finale of NBC’s The Voice to bring “Sad In The Summer” to life in a swamp-like setting. 

“I don’t wanna be sad in the summer so / Please don’t let me go til it’s over / I don’t wanna be sad in the summer so / Can you just hold me close, a little longer / Keep making love while the sun shines / When September comes we’ll say goodbye / I don’t wanna be sad in the summer so / Sad in the summer so, sad in the summer no,” Rose sang on the tune’s chorus.

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Lily Rose continues to cross off major bucket list goals throughout 2023. In addition to her musical accomplishments, the “Villian” singer also tied the knot with her now wife, Daira Eamon Williamson.

The couple said “I Do” on March 25 at Nashville’s The Bridge Building. For their celebratory night, Rose wore a custom white and black Indochino suit, while Eamon wore a white, floral-detailed Galia Lahav dress from The Dress Theory in Nashville.

“We wanted to get married in Nashville because it was ‘our’ home together, and we wanted all of our family and friends to come to celebrate us here,” the couple explained. “[The Bridge Building] had been a dream of ours since we first saw it.”

Their reception was held on the rooftop overlooking the Nashville skyline and included plenty of good food, dancing and their signature cocktail, espresso martinis. 

“Finally married the love of my life this weekend! @people,” Rose wrote on Instagram in commemoration of their special day. 

Following her recent appearance on GMA, she will return to Nashville for CMA Fest on June 8 at the Chevy Riverfront Stage. Next up, she’s slated to serve as support on a number of star-studded treks including Sam Hunt’s Summer On The Outskirts Tour. This run kicks off July 6 in Hartford, CT and will visit several major cities throughout the United States including Atlanta, New York City, Boston, St. Louis and more before coming to a close on September 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

After a slew of performances at a variety of fairs and festivals, she’ll finish out the year strong as she joins Shania Twain’s Queen of Me Tour beginning Oct. 12 in San Antonio, Texas. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.