Megan Moroney Takes A Gamble On Upcoming Debut Album, ‘Lucky’

The rising county star has new music on the way.


Madeleine O’Connell

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March 6, 2023


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Megan Moroney; Photo by David McClister

Megan Moroney is approaching a major milestone in her career. The rising female songstress announced that she will be dropping her debut album, LUCKY, on May 5. 

She first began teasing the new project on Instagram by hinting at the luck-filled theme with the use of four-leaf clovers.

“my first full record is on the way🍀 happy to announce it’s country as shit 🍀🍀🍀,” Moroney captioned her previous post.

With the news of her upcoming release, she also added that fans will get the first taste of the new project on March 10 when she unveils the title track, which finds Moroney 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!”

The Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records artist took to social media to explain that the song was written “for when the tequila starts tasting like, ‘I should call my ex.” Listeners got a snippet of the upbeat chorus that finds Moroney showcasing her daring vocals and exposes true honesty as she warns of what actions may arise when combining alcohol and an ex love interest. 

“I got a good intuition that I’ll make a bad decision / Cause me, my phone and the neon’s buzzin’ / Three, four in and I’m missin’ your lovin’ / We said ‘nah never again’ / And we said we’d be better as friends / But come over and don’t overthink it / Tonight you’re lucky I’m drinkin’,” she sings in the chorus. 

Co-written by Moroney with Casey Smith, Ben Williams, and David “Messy” Mescon, the Kristian Bush-produced “Lucky” follows her latest hit “I’m Not Pretty,” along with her breakout track “Tennessee Orange,” which made her a viral sensation in 2022. The sports-themed love song reached new heights in recent weeks when it was the No. 1  weekly streamed song by a solo female country artist. In addition, it has amassed nearly 140 MILLION total global on-demand streams to date. 

The recently released music video for “Tennessee Orange” was shot from the perspective of Moroney’s unknown love interest. Through his eyes, viewers see the pair spending time together at breakfast, jamming out with karaoke at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge, and hitting Lower Broadway for a night on the town.

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The Georgia native has been hard at work in the studio recording songs for her much-anticipated major label debut project. Along with the title track, she’s shared several teasers of the new track list, including “Traitor Joe,” which only added to the fans excitement over the project. 

Next month, Megan Moroney will embark on another major chapter of her career when she kicks off her first headlining PISTOL MADE OF ROSES TOUR. This upcoming trek will feature support from Logan Crosby. Many of the upcoming dates have already sold out. 

Fans can also 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. 

A complete list of her upcoming tour dates can be seen HERE

Megan Moroney’s LUCKY Track List:

  1. “I’m Not Pretty”
  2. “Lucky”- OUT 3/10 🍀
  3. “Tennessee Orange” 
  4. “Kansas Anymore”
  5. “Girl In The Mirror” – OUT 4/14 🍀
  6. “Another On The Way”
  7. “Traitor Joe”
  8. “Why Johnny”
  9. “God Plays A Gibson”
  10. “Georgia Girl”
  11. “Sleep On My Side”
  12. “Mustang Or Me” 
  13. “Sad Songs For Sad People”

Produced by Kristian Bush

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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.