#1 Hit Scores RIAA Gold Certification
Magnetic Performer Fires Up On Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour Tonight (1/18)
Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. Records fast-rising star MORGAN EVANS celebrated his first-ever #1 hit in the U.S., “”Kiss Somebody,” yesterday (1/17).
Flipping Nashville’s rehearsal hall Soundcheck into a full-on fiesta, the party was hosted by ASCAP, BMI and APRA to honor the Australia native’s debut single. Evans (BMI), along with co-writers Chris DeStefano (ASCAP) and Josh Osborne (ASCAP), were recognized for the song’s chart-topping success, expressing gratitude for the sea of industry attendees that helped make the milestone moment a reality.
“Every time I see the city skyline I think about the first time I came to Nashville and imagined being a part of this community. Every time I have that thought I get this rush of memories. Especially on a day like today when we get to stop and look back and celebrate things,” said Evans. “This is the biggest occasion. This is it. More than anything, it means I get to keep doing this for a long time, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
Adding to the excitement, Warner Music Nashville Chairman and CEO John Esposito surprised Evans with a plaque to commemorate the track being officially GOLD-certified by the RIAA – exceeding 500,000 track equivalents units/sold.
View photos from Morgan Evans’ “Kiss Somebody” #1 party here.
“I’m super proud to be on stage today, super proud to be accepting all these awards, and super proud to have this song that’s gone to number 1,” said Evans. “But above all else, I’m proud to have you guys as my team and my music family. Hopefully we get to do this for a long time together.”
With the stage set for his final rehearsal before hitting the road on Old Dominion’s MAKE IT SWEET TOUR, Evans took the party to a new level with an impromptu performance of “Kiss Somebody.” Inviting the room to get a little “Day Drunk” and toast his first #1, Evans also treated the margarita-sipping crowd to his current single.
Taking his “loop-savvy” (Rolling Stone) show across the country through Spring, Evans will kick off the MAKE IT SWEET TOUR tonight in Rosemont, IL. He’ll continue as a special guest with Old Dominion in February, before serving as direct support on the first leg of DAN + SHAY THE TOUR.
MORGAN EVANS UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
January 18 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL*
January 24 – The Sanford Center – Bemidji, MN*
January 25 – Swiftel Center – Brookings, SD*
January 26 – Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
February 2 – Choctaw Casino Resort – Durant, OK*
February 7 – Tsongas Center, Umass Lowell – Lowell, MA*
February 8 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT*
February 9 – The Anthem – Washington, DC*
February 28 – Harrah’s New Orleans – New Orleans, LA^
March 1 – Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA^
March 7 – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY^
March 8 – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT^
March 9 – Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA^
March 14 – Alabama Theatre – Birmingham, AL^
March 15 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Saint Augustine, FL^
March 16 – North Charleston Performing Arts Center – North Charleston, SC^
March 21 – Orpheum Theater – Omaha, NE^
March 22 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN^
April 12 – Tortuga Music Festival 2019 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 14 – Country Thunder 2019 – Florence, AZ
* = w/ Old Dominion — MAKE IT SWEET TOUR
^ = w/ Dan + Shay — DAN + SHAY THE TOUR
ABOUT MORGAN EVANS:
Praised by Rolling Stone as “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops,” Australian-born rising Country artist Morgan Evans is celebrating the release of his debut album, THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO (Warner Music Nashville), out now. The project features his #1 debut U.S. single “Kiss Somebody,” as well as chart-rising follow-up “Day Drunk.” Forging a path as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars, he has been named to PEOPLE’s elite “Ones To Watch” 2018 list, MusicRow Magazine’s “Next Big Thing” 2019 list and spotlighted as an emerging artist by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Bobby Bones, The Tennessean and more. An award-winning Country force in Australia, he recently reached new heights by topping both the Aussie Pop and Country charts with “Day Drunk.” Previously sharing the bill with Taylor Swift, Chris Young, Cole Swindell and more A-list acts, Evans completed his 10 IN 10 TOUR, performing 10-straight shows in 10 days including SOLD-OUT headline dates in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, and New York, NY. In 2019 he will hit the road with Old Dominion on the MAKE IT SWEET TOUR before joining DAN + SHAY THE TOUR.