William Michael Morgan
A number one single, a new album and a love of crawfish
Rising country star William Michael Morgan shares his thoughts and feelings with 337 on his success, inspirations and his plans.
337: What brought you to this area? Is this your first time visiting Lafayette?
Morgan: Renee, the Director of Marketing at City Club. This is my third time. I came in and visited with the Dawg 97.3 on a radio tour and then came back and did a little show for them for Mardi Gras. So, this is our third time being here and our second time playing here. It’s fun!
337: What is one of your favorite things about visiting Southern Louisiana?
Morgan: Crawfish! I live in Nashville now so it’s hard to find good crawfish.
337: What stands out about the people you’ve met in South Louisiana while touring?
Morgan: A lot more country, a little more redneck (like me), and I like that. Good ole’ folks.
337: What artists have inspired you, and what inspires you when writing your songs?
Morgan: Growing up [I was inspired by] Merle Haggard, George Strait, Keith Whitley and Mark Chesnutt, who influences my sound still today. It just depends on the day, honestly. It could be absolutely nothing, it could be just something that hits me driving, or something that I did that I’ve been sitting on for a while.
337: How does it feel to have your single “I Met a Girl” hit number one on the country charts?
Morgan: I’ll let you know when it sinks in! It hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s an unbelievable feet and unbelievable blessing that we’ve received with the song. It’s amazing!
337: Do you have plans for the future?
Morgan: Keeping our nose to the grindstone. We just got the new album out. It’s called “Vinyl.” We’re going out on tour with Justin Moore and Lee Brice in the spring, and its already looking like a very promising 2017. We’re working, working, working.