It was a gorgeous night when #CMchat sat down with William Michael Morgan. His tour bus was full of amazing people and his tour manager, Sarg is someone you’ll never forget. William Michael Morgan is so easy to talk to and is one of the most down to earth people I’ve ever met. I’m always impressed by his impeccable manners and have to give his parents a shout-out for raising a perfect gentleman. He’s a true country artist and I can’t wait to see where 2017 takes him.
Three things you need on the road…Go!
“Sarge, my tour manager, Crown Royal, and a lot of sleep.”
What’s the one thing you always need at an awards show?
“I actually just did my ACM red carpet! That was a lot of fun. What I brought was my hat, belt buckle, belt and boots. I was dressed to the nine’s — they dressed me up!”
What has been your biggest break?
“The Grand Ole Opry. They’ve treated us so well and has been so supportive. Also, our first No. 1 with “I Met A Girl” and now following that up with a Top 40 hit, “Missing.” We just got off the road with Lee Brice and Justin Moore. We’re doing all the fairs and festivals around town.”
Who is one person you would want to write with?
“We’ve been very lucky. On the album Vinyl, we’ve gotten to write with some very talented songwriters. There’s so many of them here in Nashville. I’d love to write with Dean Dillon again. I’ve written with him multiple times, but any chance with him is unbelievable.”
What’s a song you wish you would’ve written?
“My favorite song of all time is a huge traditional country hit, written by Sanger D. “Whitey” Shafer and William “Lefty” Orville Frizzell. The version that I know and grew up on was played by Keith Whitley, “I Never Go Around Mirrors.” If I could’ve written that song…my goodness gracious. That to me, is the best country song ever written.”
Who are your biggest role models in country music thus far?
“Well, Mark Chesnutt, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, George Jones. The rednecks, the real people, the working man, and the traditionalist.”
Pick up his new album Vinyl below and be sure to request “Missing” on your local radio stations!