Tennessee Orange

Album: single release only (2022)
Charted: 75
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Songfacts®:

  • Georgia native Megan Moroney grew up in a music-loving household and studied digital marketing and music business at the University of Georgia. After opening for Chase Rice in a local concert while still a student, Moroney realized she'd found her true passion. The Georgia singer moved to Nashville in 2020 to start her music career and released her debut EP, Pistol Made of Roses, in July 2022. This song is her first Hot 100 hit.
  • Moroney sings of calling her mom to tell her she's fallen for a Tennessean boy who is a University of Tennessee football fan. She asks her mama not to tell her father because she's now wearing orange, the school's signature color, for him. As a fervent fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team, Moroney's dad would consider his daughter in Tennessee Orange attire sacrilege. But, the singer assures her mother she still roots for the Bulldogs.
  • I met somebody and he's got blue eyes

    When Moroney self-released "Tennessee Orange," it sparked theories on social media that she's singing about her rumored boyfriend, Morgan Wallen. Moroney supports The University of Georgia and the blue-eyed Wallen is a University of Tennessee fan.
  • Moroney wrote "Tennessee Orange" with singer-songwriter Ben Williams, David Fanning (Parmalee's "Just The Way" and "Take My Name") and Paul Jenkins (Jason Aldean and Kelly Ckarkson's "Don't You Wanna Stay," Chris Young's "Who I Am With You"). Williams is a regular Moroney collaborator, having co-written half of her Pistol Made of Roses tracks.
  • Sugarland's Kristian Bush produced the song. Bush has also helmed tracks for the likes of Matt Nathanson, Lindsay Ell, and Boys Like Girls.
  • The song entered the Hot 100 dated October 14, 2022 after going viral on TikTok. Couples used a portion of the chorus of "Tennessee Orange" to soundtrack clips that showcase their love stories.

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