Average Jane Hits Billboard Chart at #4
Louisiana born, Arkansas bred and Kansas City based, Morgan has a soulful, crystalline vocal, a spirited quick wit and an endearing, authentic southern drawl. Morgan’s original songs are filled with lyrical stories of strength, loss, confidence, longing, vulnerability, and triumph -- but the main theme woven throughout her new all original record is that of hope. “My goal as a songwriter is to create music that unifies people from every walk of life,” Morgan says. “It would be easy for me to be the knife – but I would rather be the stitches,” she adds when describing the themes in her songs.
Morgan, who names Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton as some of her earliest influences, intentionally infuses her songs with pedal steel because she loves “the traditional sound of classic country”. Her style, however, is a fresh step forward from the past. Multiple artists that she listened to while growing up had some kind of impact on the production of the tracks on Average Jane. “My family listened to every kind of music imaginable,” she says. “You’ll be able to hear nods to Reba McEntire, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, Alan Jackson, and even the Eagles here and there. They were just as influential as Loretta and Dolly,” she continues.
As for the recent tip of the hat from respected music industry publications, Morgan is honored. “Appearing on any Billboard or iTunes chart and getting a mention in MusicRow magazine are things that, up until now, I had only dreamed of,” says Morgan, who self-released Average Jane on her label, River Delta Records. “Statistically, the odds are that someone like me can’t do what I’m doing and be successful. But, I’ve learned in life that the people society considers to be the most ordinary are often the ones who manage to accomplish the most extraordinary things – they are the ones who tend to make a real difference in the world. I want to be one of those people who makes a positive difference with my songs.”
Average Jane is Morgan’s story and she hopes her efforts to create the music and bring the album to life, followed by its unexpected but always hoped-for success, will resonate “with every average Jane and Joe who is out there busting it to achieve their own dreams”.
Morgan’s artistic presence can also be found outside the realm of country music. LA pop artist and Mouskateer, Brianna, has recorded two of her compositions. Two original songs from Morgan’s Easy to Dream EP (“Already Wrecked” and “Walk Me Through”), along with her cover of “Moon River” were placed in the motion picture “Different Flowers” (2017), which appeared in theatres nationwide and can now be seen regularly on Showtime. Kansas City Star music authority, Tim Finn, calls Morgan’s original material “powerful” and “worthy of attention”.
Morgan has opened for Ryan Adams, John Michael Montgomery, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, John McEuen, Hal Ketchum, Dallas Wayne, and many others. Previously recognized as Kansas City’s Best New Artist, Sara can be found touring this summer throughout the US and Europe.
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