Megan Moroney Receives The Surprise Of A Lifetime From Jamey Johnson and Deana Carter

Moroney was shocked over the news.


Lauren Jo Black

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January 18, 2023


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Jamey Johnson and Deana Carter surprised Megan Moroney in the studio with an invitation to make her Grand Ole Opry debut.

The 2023 Country Now Artist To Watch took to social media on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 17) to share the exciting news with fans. 

Moroney’s Instagram post featured Johnson surprising her while she was in the studio recording new music. Johnson entered the room with the “Strawberry Wine” singer on a FaceTime video chat, and extended the invitation of a lifetime to Moroney.

“When @jamey_johnson surprises you at the studio with @DeanaSings on FaceTime you know it’s gotta be something good!!!!! 😭” Moroney captioned the clip. “So excited to make my @opry debut on February 11th 🤍”

The Georgia native recently shared a music video for her major label debut single, “Tennessee Orange.” Shot from the perspective of Moroney’s love interest, the video plays out through his eyes as he spends time with her over breakfast, accompanies her for karaoke at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge, and joins her for a night on the town on Lower Broadway.

“I had so much fun making this video with Jason Lester!” Moroney previously said of the clip. “I think we could have taken this video in a few different directions, and I was so excited to film it from ‘his’ point of view. This song is about more than a football team and I think we captured the love story perfectly.”

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Directed by Jason Lester, Moroney’s video concludes as the mystery man and the 25-year-old singer/songwriter recreate the buzzed-about Instagram photos that took the internet by storm, which Moroney shared in August of 2022. Moroney is seen wearing the Tennessee Volunteers t-shirt, that once belonged to Morgan Wallen.

She previously revealed that the shirt was in fact Morgan Wallen’s after fans speculated that the song was written with Wallen in mind. However, the Georgia native has yet to confirm or deny if the song was written about the “You Proof” singer.

In mid-November of 2022, the viral hitmaker announced that she signed a record deal with Sony Music/Columbia Records while performing to a sold-out crowd in Music City at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.

“No one knows this at all. So here goes nothing,” she began. “Last week, I signed a record deal with Sony Music. I’m very thankful. I couldn’t have done it without all the people who have supported me so far. So thank you so much.”

She later took to Instagram to share the exciting news with fans who weren’t at the show.

Megan Moroney; Photos via Instagram

“I can’t believe this is even an announcement I get to make… But I signed a record deal last week with Sony Music!!!!” Moroney captioned the video on Instagram. “It’s because of y’all’s support that I was able to handpick the right team of people for me & my vision, so THANK YOU!!! My first full-length album is written, and I start recording in the studio next month… I’m so excited for the next chapter, love y’all so much!!!! ❤️🧡😭🥳.”

“Tennessee Orange” is expected to appear on Moroney’s major label debut, which is expected to arrive later this year.

The yet-to-be-announced project will follow her previously released EP, Pistol Made Of Roses, produced by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush.

Megan Moroney; Photo Courtesy CMA
Megan Moroney; Photo Courtesy CMA

Megan Moroney will soon embark on her first-ever headlining tour, which will feature support from Logan Crosby.

Dubbed the Pistol Made Of Roses Tour, the trek kicks off on April 13 in Chattanooga, Tennessee at The Barrelhouse Ballroom and runs through April 28, where the tour wraps up at Brewsky’s in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Many of the upcoming dates have already sold out.

The Pistol Made Of Roses Tour will also include a tour date in Nashville at Exit/In on April 19. 

Fans can also catch Moroney on several festivals next year, including Tortuga Music Festival, Tidalwave Music Festival and Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2023.

A complete list of Moroney’s upcoming tour dates can be seen HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.