William Michael Morgan plans EP
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
– William Michael Morgan, on the charts now with "I Met a Girl," will release an ep later this month.
The disc, out March 18 on Warner, will include six songs, including the single, which was originally penned by Sam Hunt. Morgan, 22, is from Vicksburg, Miss.
Songs on the EP are:
2. Beer Drinker
3. I Met a Girl
5. Cheap Cologne
6. Back Seat Driver
Morgan got his first guitar at nine and taught himself to play songs by Keith Whitley and Mark Chesnutt.
When Morgan was 12, inspired by seeing a Dierks Bentley concert, Morgan started playing in public. He formed a band with local, older pickers and performed in the Vicksburg area on weekends.
In 2006, Morgan and band released "Always Country." Three years later, he visited Nashville regularly for songwriting sessions. He moved to Nashville two years later and scored a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music as well as a recording deal with Warner Music Nashville a year later. Morgan's first single for Warner, "I Met a Girl," was released in July 2015.
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal
Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved.
In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well.
The clear winners... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
When recording its album "Play the Hits," The Mavericks approached this covers album in much the same way the band creates any of its other studio albums. "Above all, we're always trying to reach a certain musical bar that we... »»»
The release of "Onward," his eighth studio album, finds veteran Texas Music/Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue at a crossroads. After almost two decades on the road, playing 200 shows a year across America and abroad, he has had success... »»»