Megan Moroney Turns Social Media Drama Into An ‘Anthem For The Girls’ With New Single, ‘I’m Not Pretty’

“It’s a mostly true story,” Moroney says.


Lauren Jo Black

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July 17, 2023


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Megan Moroney performs at the VIP Stage at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 11 during CMA Fest 2023 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Acacia Evans/CMA

After earning her first No.1 single with her breakout release, “Tennesee Orange,” rising star Megan Moroney is officially sending “I’m Not Pretty” to country radio. 

Moroney announced the news on her Instagram stories in the midst of her weekend performances, which included a stop at Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout. 

The Georgia native has an undeniable knack for telling relatable stories through cleverly written lyrics continues and “I’m Not Pretty” is no different.  

Megan Moroney - I'm Not Pretty
Megan Moroney – I’m Not Pretty

Relatable Situation

Sure to be an instant radio hit, the track details a situation many have experienced as she tells the real-life story of when an ex-boyfriend’s new flame did some Instagram stalking and accidentally liked an old photo on her feed. 

The mid-tempo track couples Moroney’s smooth vocals with her impeccable storytelling skills as she confidently sends a message to her ex’s new girl.  

“Somewhere out there my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend’s scrolling through my Instagram/ Tearing me down, passing the phone around like there’s nothing better to do/ Zooming out, Zooming in overanalyzin’/ Like the queen of the mean girls’ committee/ But hey whatever helps/ Keep on telling yourself/ I’m not pretty,” she sings. 

Photo Courtesy Megan Moroney
Photo Courtesy Megan Moroney

As the song continues, Moroney’s message is clear as she declares, “Give me a break, learn to sew, bake a cake/ Take a walk and while you’re at it get lost.” 

Moroney co-wrote the tune with Ben Williams, Micah Carpenter, and Mackenzie Carpenter and says she hopes others will relate. 

“It’s a mostly true story (you can find the spring break throwback pic on my Instagram) but not meant to be taken too seriously,” Moroney explained. “I think everyone can relate to somebody keeping tabs on them on social media. It was fun to write and it’s fun to sing and hopefully will become an anthem for the girls.”

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The buzzed-about newcomer, who landed a spot on Country Now’s 2023 Artists to Watch list, paired “I’m Not Pretty” with a throwback visualizer complete with pops of pink and retro glam. 

Debut Album Out Now

“I’m Not Pretty” will officially impact country radio on August 7. The track is included on Moroney’s recently released debut album, LUCKY. Released on May 5, the project includes 13 tracks and was produced by Kristian Bush. 

 “All these songs came from me writing about my life; I don’t ever put on a persona or try to be something I’m not,” Moroney previously explained in a press release. “I’m just a 25-year-old girl from Georgia who happens to be very in touch with her feelings, and knows how to turn them into songs.” 

Megan Moroney - LUCKY
Megan Moroney – LUCKY

On Tour

Megan Moroney embarked on her first-ever headlining tour earlier this year and later hit the road with Brooks & Dunn on the REBOOT Tour. 

While on the road with the iconic country music duo, Moroney had the opportunity to join them for a performance of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” Re-live the memorable moment HERE

After playing several fairs and festivals this summer, Moroney is set to launch her headlining LUCKY Tour on September 20 in New York. The trek will make stops in cities across the U.S., including Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, and more before wrapping up on December 10 in Atlanta. 

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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.