Megan Moroney Adds To Her Collection Of Heartbreak Ballads With ’28th Of June’

“I hope everyone is ready to cry,” Moroney warned fans before dropping her newest tear-jerker.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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March 22, 2024

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Megan Moroney; Photo by Cece Dawson

Megan Moroney has done it again with her latest tear-jerking heartbreak ballad. Out today, “28th of June” is a vulnerable offering that commemorates what would have been an anniversary between her and past love. 

The tune speaks to a painful revelation that hits close to home for anyone who has felt the tinge of heartbreak resurge in moments when the past is stirred up. The Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records singer/songwriter co-wrote “28th of June” with Ben Williams, Mackenzie Carpenter, and Micah Carpenter, allowing the listener to see her inside an incredibly vulnerable space. 

“28th of June comes out tonight i hope everyone is ready to cry,” she wrote to her fans on X just hours before the song officially dropped. 

Megan Moroney; 28th of June
Megan Moroney; 28th of June

The Song Illustrates One Of The Most Difficult Parts Of Moving On

Moroney has become known to wear her heart on her sleeve while drawing inspiration from past relationships that didn’t work out. With this breakup song, she dives headfirst into one of the hardest parts of moving on – seeing the date on the calendar roll around, and knowing that it should have marked a special anniversary, but instead, it just serves as a lasting reminder of a deep sadness. 

“28th of June it was me and you/ Rose petals on the bed and “I love you”/ Written on a “Happy 1 Year” card/ Here’s to forever, you have my heart/ Drank a bottle of red and opened up another/ Danced around the room holding onto each other/ Like we were never gonna let go/ I was too naïve to know,” Moroney delivers on the opening verse.

She goes on to share how she feels each time that day comes around. The songstress admits she still finds herself thinking about them, wondering if they are happy with the person they’ve moved on with, and accepting that her hurt will one day fade, but today is not that day. 

Her poignant vocals continue among the stunning piano arrangement and alluring steel guitar as she sings, “Just ‘cause something’s good don’t mean it lasts/ By fall we fell apart and just like that/ Time kept ticking and you moved on/ Another 365 have come and gone/ Today would’ve been a day that we’d celebrate/ And now it’s just another Tuesday.”

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Comes Hot On The Heels Of “No Caller ID”

Recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studio in Nashville and produced by her frequent collaborator Kristian Bush, “28th of June” serves as the follow-up to “No Caller ID,” which has set the record for the biggest Country female song debut in streams in the U.S. It amassed 8.4 MILLION global streams in its first week alone. 

Additionally, Megan Moroney currently has two singles in the Top 25 on Country radio –  “I’m Not Pretty” and “Can’t Break Up Now,” a collaboration with Old Dominion

Moroney will bring her new music along for the ride on her upcoming THE LUCKY 2.O TOUR. This sold-out headlining trek launches April 19 in Dothan, Alabama, and is set to run through July 26 in Aspen, Colorado, with special guest Logan Crosby as support. 

Megan Moroney; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Megan Moroney; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Once she wraps up these dates and officially closes out her Lucky era, Moroney will take a trip overseas for the Georgia Girl Tour, a 15-date headlining tour of the UK and Europe. This set of shows begins on September 4 in Cardiff, UK, and ends on September 27 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Throghout the summer, she’s been tapped to support Kenny Chesney at stadiums across the country and will also appear at several festivals such as Stagecoach and Lollapalooza.

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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.