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William Michael Morgan Music Milestone (His first number one song)

Michael Morgan Music Milestone
first number one song)
to Warner Bros / WMN’s newcomer William Michael Morgan and the co-writers Sam
Hunt, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen who were feted on January 30th for
Morgan’s Number One hit “I Met A Girl.” The Number One party, held at South,
was co-hosted by ASCAP and First Tennessee Bank.  The song, produced by
Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton) and Jimmy Ritchey (Mark Chesnutt), is from
Morgan’s debut studio album, VINYL (Warner Bros Nashville) which was released
on September 30, 2016, following his self-titled EP.
Met a Girl” is the debut single and first number one record for Morgan and
has sold over 300,000 copies since its radio add date of August 24, 2015. It
was also included on his debut studio album, “Vinyl,” which was released on
September 30, 2016, following his self-titled EP.
the media interviews prior to the Number One celebration, Shane said that
they’d written the song about four years ago. Morgan said, “We hung on to
it and hung on to it,” he recalled. “Once it was recorded, we kept
listening to it.  We believed it was just a wonderful song all
song has a poignant meaning for Morgan. Thinking back to the birth of his
daughter and meeting his fiancé brings a whole new meaning to the song for
him. “God was moving the chess pieces around,” he said. “We
found out the song was Number One on the same day as the album ‘Vinyl’ came out.”
seems the song has resonated with listeners, too. “I Met A Girl”
spent 52 weeks on the charts and has reached an airplay audience of 1.1
billion. The song has also been streamed 25 million times.
song has received positive reviews from music critics. Taste of Country®
awarded “I Met a Girl” with the Taste of Country® Critic’s Pick,
saying that the single is “a warm country love song that slows time”
adding that “strong songwriting and Morgan’s smooth baritone make the song
tough to resist.” So hit replay! More at
note: Aspiring artists and songwriters should take note of Morgan’s progress
along the road to chart success. Around four years elapsed between the time the
song was written and the afternoon he stood up to receive his Number One
award.  If you expect fame and fortune within months of arriving in Music
City, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.  It takes
perseverance and strength of character to keep improving your musical skills,
perfecting your stagecraft, building your network of industry contacts and
learning from your co-writers.  When the real opportunity appears, you’ll
be ready to grasp it!
Photo Credit: Preshias Harris
Left to Right: Shane McAnally, William
Michael Morgan and Trevor Rosen. Not pictured is Sam Hunt.

Preshias for Country Music News International

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