His latest album “Reckless,” featuring the track “Wilder Days,” was recently named Rolling Stone’s number one country album of 2021 — and for good reason, too.
On his life before fame:
Before she rose to fame, however, Morgan started out like all great musicians – writing songs in her bedroom for no one but herself.
Speaking of those early days, she told Chris, “I was born and raised in a small town in Virginia, and I’ve been writing songs since I was seven years old.
“As far back as I can remember, I was writing songs.”
She added: “There was an unofficial singing group at school and I was the only child who didn’t pass.
“I was told that my voice was really weird. So, I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it,’ you know, that kinda knocked me off my feet. And I was like, ‘Okay , I’m not going to sing, it’s something I’m just going to do for myself.’ And that was a very young age.
It took several years for Morgan to work up the courage to take her performances out of the bedroom, but something that happened when she was a teenager gave her the boost she needed.
She explained: “At the age of 19, I went through a breakup in my freshman year of college and decided to get it back.
“I was going to form a band.”
By forming your group:
So desperate to find the right musicians, Morgan decided to turn to the internet in a slightly unconventional (and potentially dangerous) method to recruit her band members.
Laughing, she continued, “So I went on Craigslist, and I found men who needed a singer and so I went to this random house and went down to the basement and luckily , I lived to tell the tale.”
For those of you who don’t know, Craigslist is a website for viewing and posting local advertisements.
Thank goodness it worked because after finding his new band members, Morgan wrote the “Reckless” album and started releasing demos in hopes that someone would cover them.
Speaking about writing the record, Morgan said, “The writing process for ‘Reckless’ was just that I was just being honest and writing for myself because that’s the only way I know how. for writing. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done.
“So I think that’s why it was so authentic and transparent.”
After meeting with numerous major labels, Morgan and the band went with Sony Music Nashville because, according to Morgan, they “meant business.”
This is her first trip to the UK, where she will perform on the Country2Country Festival main stage at the 02 Arena, and Morgan says she can’t wait to perform for UK audiences.
‘Reckless (Deluxe Edition)’ is now available. For more great interviews listen to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky, weekdays from 6.30am on Virgin Radio