If you haven’t heard of William Michael Morgan yet, here’s a perfect example of the up-and-coming country singer’s talent. At only 23-years-old, Morgan has a voice and sound that evokes the classic country era.
Earlier this year, Morgan appeared at the Grand Ole Opry and performed “A-11.” Iconic songwriter Hank Cochran originally penned the song. Buck Owens and His Buckaroos were the first to record it in the ’60s. Since then, it’s been recorded by the likes of Johnny Paycheck, Norma Jean and Emmylou Harris.
Most recently, Jamey Johnson and Ronnie Dunn did a cover of it for Living For a Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran — a 2012 tribute album released by Johnson.
If you’re wanting more of Morgan’s honky-tonk ready sound, you’re in luck! His debut studio album, Vinyl, comes out on Sept. 30. The record will include “I Met A Girl,” which hit number 11 on the Billboard US Country charts last year. Vinyl is pure country, just like his EP (released in March), according to Morgan.
The Mississippi native is also scheduled to perform at various music festivals and events across the South through October. Beginning in January, you can catch him opening for Lee Brice and Justin Moore’s 2017 American Made Tour.