All photos by Devyn King
One of country music's fastest-rising newcomers, Megan Moroney took over TidalWave Festival's Next From Nashville stage on Sunday evening (August 13), proving that she's worthy of all the hype that's been coming her way over the last few months.
Taking the last slot of the highly sought after stage, which also featured the likes of Dylan Marlowe, Lauren Watkins, George Birge and Ben Burgess, Moroney unsurprisingly drew a packed crowd for her set, even though country-rap trailblazer Jelly Roll's set started just moments before hers finished.
The blonde songstress has risen to ineffable heights in the last year, which has seen her deliver her debut album, Lucky, and provided her with quite a packed touring schedule. It seems, too, that the Georgia native notches some new milestone and wins over a new small army of fans with each week.
That sentiment was alive and well at TidalWave's Next From Nashville stage as Moroney cruised through some of her small but mighty discography, including the sassy honky-tonkin' vibe of 'Lucky,' the tongue-in-cheek 'Sleep On My Side' and a rocking rendition of Taylor Swift's early career-defining single, 'Picture to Burn.'
After treating the crowd to her dramatic play on words in 'Traitor Joe' and her second single to country radio, the breezy self-confidence anthem of 'I'm Not Pretty,' the future star-in-the-making capped it all off with her breakthrough smash hit, 'Tennessee Orange.'
Inspiring a deafening singalong moment from the packed crowd, Moroney's talent was evident as she serenaded the beachside band of country fans with her mesmerizing, gritty vocals and her endearing honesty and relatability that's ever-present in her lyrics.
The 2023 edition of TidalWave is providing plenty of sizzling performances from some of country's biggest stars and fastest-rising newcomers as we celebrate the last days of summer.
After 2022's hell raising inaugural weekend, this year is racking up to once again be Atlantic City's new favorite country music festival, as we revel in performances from Brooks & Dunn, Hailey Whitters and Corey Kent, who took to the stage throughout the three-day beach bash.
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