New Artist Spotlight: Morgan Evans

Morgan Evans is an upcoming singer/songwriter who grew up in Australia and began his music career by playing with different bands around the country. As he gained traction down under, he had the opportunity to open for Taylor Swift and host the CMC (Country Music Channel) Awards on several occasions. Although Evans established a large name for himself in the Australian country music scene, he told Billboard that moving to Nashville seemed to make the most sense, so he made his way to Music City in 2015.

Evans recently signed a recording contract with Warner Music Nashville and has been working with producer Chris DeStefano on his upcoming debut album. Evans is also engaged to pop-country superstar, Kelsea Ballerini. In a quote from Rolling Stone, Evans talks about his engagement's impact on the content of the album, as well as what else to expect from the rest of the songs on the album. He says, “I just got engaged, so there are a lot of love songs. A lot of songs about a girl, about leaving your hometown and building a new life. And there are definitely a couple songs about drinking, since I feel like I have really learned to do that here in Nashville. And just when I thought I was getting a handle on that back home."

Evans just released his lead single for the album, “Kiss Somebody." It's an upbeat, flirty pop-country song that makes you want to fall in love. (“You can kiss like your heart ain't ever been broke / The kind of lips that your lips get your eyes to close / I know just what you're goin' through / 'Cause I wanna kiss somebody, too / Kiss somebody like you, I wanna kiss somebody like you")

Listen to “Kiss Somebody" and one of Evans' signature mash-ups below:

View his upcoming tour dates below and catch him live by purchasing tickets to his upcoming shows on his website.

Morgan Evans tour dates:

9/8 - Fredericksburg, VA @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours
9/9 - Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours Concert
10/19 - New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
10/20 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/3 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/4 - Albany, NY @ Palace Theater
12/30 – Rockhampton, Australia @ Rockin' Rocky