Last night singer-songwriter John Morgan of Night Train Records /BBR Music Group was selected by America as a finalist on NBC’s American Songwriter Contest.
Click here to see his debut performance of his new single “Right In The Middle,” Representing his home state of North Carolina, John will perform as one of the 22 performers in the semi-finals next Monday, May 2 at 8/7CT.
The night before its debut on the show, “Right In The Middle” was released everywhere digitally. Written by John Morgan, Will Bundy, Justin Wilson and Rodney Clawson, the song was produced by Jason Aldean and his longtime bandmembers, Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy. “Right In The Middle” continues the same heartbroken, stuck in a memory sentiment as Aldean and Carrie Underwood’s GRAMMY® nominated No. 1 hit “If I Didn’t Love You,” which John co-wrote (along with seven other songs on Aldean’s new album, MACON, GEORGIA). Complimented by John’s gritty vocals, the wistful song is about a man that can’t make a move because he can’t move on. Watch the visualizer video HERE.
“I had the idea for this song in my phone for about a year but kept a hold on it for the right moment and writers to do it justice—to see it finally come to life and have it debut across the nation on the American Song Contest is more that I could have hoped for,” said John Morgan. “It can be hard to get over somebody—I wanted to acknowledge that struggle with this song and say ‘it’s okay to have those lingering thoughts’ and let people know they’re not the only one going through it.”
John is one of 56 artists, representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s capital, to perform a new original song and compete to win the country’s vote for the best hit song. Voting will open during the episode and close 8amET/7amCT on Tuesday. The audience can vote using the NBC app, online at asc.vote.nbc.com or by searching “American Song Contest” on TikTok.
“Right In The Middle” is the second song released by the sought-after songwriter, following his 2021 “Coldest Beer in Town.” John will be taking these songs on the road with him this fall as he supports on Aldean’s Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour.
For more information visit www.JohnMorganMusic.com.
ABOUT JOHN MORGAN: With a style that’s defined by melodic grit and a craftsman’s approach to songwriting, John Morgan brings a blue-collar toughness to Country that’s pulled straight from the only life he knows. Hailing from a tiny town called Sylva, deep in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, John Morgan grew up immersed in Bluegrass tradition and even toured the festival circuit each summer in a family band, before diving into songwriting, inspired by six-string legends from Tony Rice to John Mayer. More than a year after selling everything he had to follow his dream, an only-in-Nashville story involving Uber drivers and impressive demos led to a writing session with Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy—two incredible songwriters and longtime bandmates of Country superstar Jason Aldean. That session led to the superstar cutting eight songs written by John, including his GRAMMY® nominated ACM Single of the Year No. 1 smash hit with Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You” and Aldean signing John to Night Train Records, his imprint with BBR Music Group. John’s debut track, “Coldest Beer in Town” was released in 2021 and his follow up single, “Right In The Middle,” which he performed on NBC’s new show American Song Contest was recently released, just in time for John to join Aldean’s Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour this summer.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/04/icymi-john-morgan-makes-semi-finals-on-american-song-contest-with-right-in-the-middle/https://i0.wp.com/www.countryschatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/1-1-1.jpg?fit=660%2C440&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.countryschatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/1-1-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Press ReleaseTV Appearance"If I Didn't Love You","Right In The Middle",American Song Contest,GRAMMY nominated,John Morgan,NBC