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Megan Moroney Invited to Make Her Grand Ole Opry Debut

By Maxim Mower

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Country's rising star, Megan Moroney, is set to make her Opry debut on February 11, after being surprised with an invitation from Deana Carter and Jamey Johnson.

The ‘Tennessee Orange’ commented on how special it was having two country greats break the news to her.

Moroney wrote in her Instagram stories that Carter's iconic hit, ‘Strawberry Wine’, was the first song she ever learnt to play on guitar. Knowing this, Jamey Johnson organised for Carter to help make Megan Moroney's Opry announcement via FaceTime.

Moroney will no doubt perform her viral track, ‘Tennessee Orange’, when she steps into the hallowed Opry circle, alongside songs from her 2022 Pistol Made of Roses EP.

The Georgia native recently released the music video for ‘Tennessee Orange’, in which the viewer steps into the shoes of the song's love interest. The inspiration for the endearing ballad stems from the notorious football rivalry between the Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers.

Over the course of the cleverly composed song, Moroney tells her mother that she has some bad news - but that, contrary to what we first think, it's simply that she's fallen in love with a Volunteers fan, something that would horrify her Bulldogs-adoring father.

After much speculation, Moroney confirmed that the subject of the song is country megastar, Morgan Wallen, which added to the intrigue of the already-alluring track.

‘Tennessee Orange’ continues to climb the charts, and with the boost the song will receive from Megan Moroney's Opry debut in February, it seems it could well be on the way to becoming her first Country Radio No. 1.

Megan Moroney was included as one of Holler's 23 New Artists for 2023, as well as being selected as part of CMT's prestigious Next Women of Country 2023 class. After a break-out year, Moroney was also chosen as one of Spotify's 2023 Country Artists to Watch.