Megan Moroney Signs Major Record Deal: ‘I’m So Excited For The Next Chapter’

Megan Moroney’s musical dreams are coming true. During a show in Nashville on Wednesday (Nov. 16), she announced to the…


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 17, 2022


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Megan Moroney; Photo Courtesy CMA

Megan Moroney’s musical dreams are coming true.

During a show in Nashville on Wednesday (Nov. 16), she announced to the packed crowd in front of her that she has officially signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville/ Columbia Records.

Her milestone night was captured in a compilation of clips which Moroney then shared to social media to let the rest of the world in on her exciting news. 

The rising country star’s caption read, “I can’t believe this is even an announcement I get to make.. but I signed a record deal last week with Sony Music!!!! 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!!!! ❤️🧡😭🥳”

The video started out with Moroney decked out in her stunning orange Daniel X Diamond jacket that paired perfectly with her rhinestone-covered top, white shorts, and Daniel X Diamond boots. As she made her way to the stage, she stopped to say, “Okay, it’s November 16th, 2022. I’m in Nashville, Tennessee, and I’m about to play, and I get to announce that I signed a freaking record deal.”

As the clip cuts to her on stage, she continued sharing her news with those in attendance. 

“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 and I couldn’t have done it with all the people that have supported me so far. So thank you so much.”

Moroney also added that her viral hit, “Tennessee Orange” is making its way to country radio. 

“I’m gonna play it now, but seriously, y’all are making my dreams come true. Thank you so much.”

The “Hair Salon” singer let the audience take the lead on singing the beginning of the chorus before she joined in to finish off her fan-favorite track, which tells a modern-age love song, with an added personal touch. Moroney, a Georgia girl, delivers the truthful story about falling for a University of Tennessee boy, which in the eyes of her school, is considered a “sin.”

“I met somebody, and he’s got blue eyes / He opens the door, and he don’t make me cry / He ain’t from where we’re from, but he feels like home / He’s got me doing things I’ve never done / In Georgia they’d call it a sin / I’m wearing Tennessee orange for him,” she sings in the heartfelt chorus. 

With this song, Moroney’s career launched into new heights as she rapidly developed a loyal fanbase, who continues to wonder who the mystery man is that inspired “Tennessee Orange.” After seeing the sudden rise in views and likes, she realized that this song was turning out to be something different than anything else she’s released.

“I don’t think I realized how special the song would be. It was one of those things where I’d worked on for so long and I didn’t know if it was good or not,” Moroney, 25, told PEOPLE. “Then we decided last minute when we got the opportunity from Spotify to put it out. And it’s crazy. I’m new to all of this. But I’m like, this is cool.”

Megan Moroney is currently serving as a special guest on Warren Zeiders’ The Up To No Good Tour, but she recently announced that beginning April 13, she will head out on the road for her first headlining tour. The trek is set to run through April 28 when she wraps things up in Hattiesburg, MS. Her next performance is set for November 18 in Birmingham, AL. 

She recently hosted Country Now’s CMA Awards red carpet coverage. Click below to watch a clip.

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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.