Megan Moroney Shares Her Top-Five Tour Must-Haves
The rising country star has all the essentials on her packing list.
Megan Moroney performs on the RAM Stage at the CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 01, 2023 in Austin, Texas; Photo by Catherine Powell/Getty Images for CMT
Megan Moroney is preparing to launch her very first headlining trek, named after her 2022 Pistol Made of Roses EP. Before hitting the road, the rising star sat down with Country Now and revealed her top-five tour must-haves.
Starting off strong, Moroney shared that she always needs to bring at least a few “fancy” pairs of cowboy boots. She’s no stranger to showing off her colorful collection of boots, which includes boots in sades of neon green, ruby red, rhinestone, metallic pink, and more.
Next up on her list was sunflower seeds as an easy snack to grab, red wine to sip on, headphones, specifically AirPod Max to get the best listening experience, and finally, Red Bull to keep her energized throughout all the late nights.
Her upcoming run kicks off April 13 in Chattanooga, TN and includes sold-out shows in Statesboro, GA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tuscaloosa, AL, Fayetteville, AR and more before wrapping up in Hattiesburg, MS on April 28. Joining Moroney on the road is special guest Logan Crosby.
Once these dates come to a close, the Georgia native will drop her highly-anticipated debut album, LUCKY, on May 5. Ahead of the release, Moroney gave Country Now a bit of a teaser of what to expect from the overall theme.
“If I had to pick three words to describe it, I would say, honest…To me it’s very country. Like, there’s some honky tonk songs, there’s like the classic ballad.”
She went on to describe her album as “Me, it’s very me.”
“If you listen to it, you’ll be able to be like, ‘oh, that’s Megan Moroney,” she added.
Fans have already gotten a taste of the new project through songs like “I’m Not Pretty,” her breakout hit, “Tennessee Orange,” and the title track which dropped on March 10.
The upbeat song, “Lucky,” was co-written by Moroney with Casey Smith, Ben Williams, and David “Messy” Mesco and finds the singer/songwriter gambling on some poor decisions.
“After we wrote the title track ‘Lucky,’ I knew I wanted it to be the name of my debut album,” Moroney stated in a press release. “If you know anything about me and my story, a lot of things (both good and bad) happened to get me to where I am today, and I just feel very lucky. I couldn’t live out this dream without the support of my fans, family, and team. I can’t wait to bring these songs on the road with me this year and I hope everyone loves them as much as I do!”
She has also started to tease a few more unreleased tracks including “Traitor Joe,” which has only added to the fan’s excitement over the upcoming project.
Following her Pistol Made of Roses Tour, listeners will be able to catch Moroney on the road in support of country music icons, Brooks & Dunn, on their Reboot 2023 Tour. Plus, she’ll take the stage for several festivals throughout 2023, including Tortuga Music Festival and Tidalwave Music Festival.
Once the news of Brooks & Dunn’s supporting acts was officially unveiled, Moroney took to social media to share her excitement for the upcoming gig.
“BOOT SCOOTIN’ WITH B&D THIS SUMMER AND I CANT WAIT 💓🤠🕺🏼,” she wrote in her caption.
Then in the fall, Moroney will embark on another headlining run in support of her debut album. She first broke the news of her tour on social media saying, “THE LUCKY TOUR!?!? well this is gonna be fuunnnnn 😆☘️✨”
Launching with her New York City debut at The Bowery Ballroom on September 20, the 22-city trek will take Moroney to major cities and iconic venues coast-to-coast including first-time stops as an in-demand headliner in Chicago (Joe’s on Weed St.), Los Angeles (Troubadour), New Braunfels, TX (Gruene Hall), and more, before ending things off in Atlanta at Buckhead Theatre on November 10.
For tickets and information on the tour, click HERE.
Megan Moroney recently took home the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Female Video of the Year for “Tennessee Orange.” She accepted the honor from the Moody Center stage in Austin, Texas and also had the chance to perform her breakout hit on the Ram Trucks Side Stage during the show.
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.