Up-and-comer William Michael Morgan, who recently signed with Warner Music Nashville, announced his debut EP will come out March 18.
And just in time, because Morgan’s star is rising. His debut single “I Met A Girl” just hit No. 1 on the Sirius XM’s “The Highway” Top 45 Countdown and has eclipsed 2.6 million streams on Spotify.
That song also happened to be written by heavy hitters Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen and Sam Hunt — the kind of writer firepower a rookie artist dreams of. The mid-tempo love song suits Morgan’s classically smooth country baritone perfectly and has been resonating with critics and fans alike.
As you can tell by the official video, there’s not much about Morgan that doesn’t feel clean cut and classy. He may in fact be ripped right out of the 90s country scene (denim shirt and all), because the 22-year old sure seems to have a sound and maturity beyond his years.
The six-track EP features his lead single along with with other tunes written by notable names, including Wynn Varble (who co-wrote Brad Paisley’s beautiful tune “Waitin’ On A Women”) and Ashley Gorley, who has 19 No. 1 hits under his belt and was ASCAP’s “Songwriter of the Year” in 2014. One track on the EP was co-written by Morgan, “Lonesomeville.”
Along with established act Easton Corbin and fellow 22-year old Mo Pitney, Morgan certainly feels like a big part of a new young class of country stars digging deeper into country’s roots for success.