Something is coming from the country stars on August 18.
Something is brewing between rising star Megan Moroney and the critically-acclaimed band, Old Dominion.
On Monday, August 3, Moroney and Old Dominion lead singer, Matthew Ramsey took to social media just minutes apart to share individual photos of them in each other’s merch.
Both captions read, “8/18 #CBUN.”
Even though this is the extent of the information that has been shared, it appears that the country singers will likely be dropping a new collaborative tune on August 18.
This news comes shortly after Old Dominion wrapped up the first leg of their sold-out No Bad Vibes Tour. The five-man band closed out their extensive summer run with a performance in front of over 14,000 fans at Cheyenne Frontier Days as well as three make-up concerts that needed to be postponed as a result of Ramsey’s ATV accident earlier this year. Now that he’s on the mend, the band has been able to get back on the road and do what they love.
“There is nothing like the sound of a sold-out crowd singing these songs back to us,” Ramsey said in a press release. “Even if I’m a little stiff or achy from the therapy, those voices just take us all to a place that absolutely has the most positive vibes – and you forget whatever it is. People have told me that’s what our music does for them; I’m here to tell you it’s also absolutely doing it for me.”
The band also recently dropped their 8-song EP, which spawned fan favorites including “I Should Have Married You,” “Easier Said With Rum,” “Ain’t Got A Worry,” and their ninth No. 1, “Memory Lane,” which also serves as the title track.
As Old Dominion continues to build its latest collection, Ramsey told Country Now that there is something even “bigger” in the works. In fact, he revealed that their next album is “almost done.”
“We’re very close to having it done. I think anyway, because, you know, the way this has all done is we keep writing and the way that we’re allowed to release music these days, you can just kind of keep stacking it on there. Who knows what we might write tomorrow, but for now, we have recorded some music that we’re very, very proud of and we cannot wait for the entire thing to come out,” he shared.
Old Dominion will continue the No Bad Vibes trek with a new leg of shows that kicks off September 7 and features over 30 additional arenas nationwide. They will wrap up their continental U.S. tour at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in December.
Meanwhile, Megan Moroney’s latest unveiling comes in the form of an acoustic version of her wildly popular track, “I’m Not Pretty.”
Co-written by Moroney, Ben Williams, Mackenzie Carpenter and Micah Carpenter, the original track marks Moroney’s second single at Country radio. The relatable narrative of “I’m Not Pretty” will officially impact at stations across the U.S. on August 7. So far, the song has already racked up over 2.6 MILLION U.S. streams per week and 47 MILLION U.S. streams to date.
“As a songwriter, I’ve always loved the stripped-back version of songs,” explains Moroney. “I feel like people are more likely to pay attention to the lyrics and I think it’s a pretty funny story. I’m excited to have this one out.”
Both versions of “I’m Not Pretty” were produced by Kristian Bush. The original was released earlier this year as part of her debut album LUCKY, which dropped on May 5 via Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records.
Throughout the 13-track collection, the Georgia native cements her destiny for stardom as she showcases her ability to find a song in real-life experiences and fill it with her raw yet silky vocals. LUCKY gives an intimate look into all the love, loss, success and low points that Moroney has crossed paths with throughout her mid-twenties.
“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 shared. “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.”
After taking the stage at a multitude of summer festivals in the U.S. and U.K., Megan Moroney is scheduled to kick off her next headlining trek, THE LUCKY TOUR, beginning with her New York City debut at The Bowery Ballroom on September 20.
The 22-city sold-out trek will stop at major cities and iconic venues coast-to-coast, including her first-time appearance as an in-demand headliner in Chicago (Joe’s on Weed St.), Los Angeles (The Troubadour), New Braunfels, TX (Gruene Hall), and more.
For a full list of Megan Moroney’s tour dates, visit www.meganmoroney.com.