Average jane debuts on billboard at #4

(Feb. 10, 2018) On the heels of her new album, Average Jane, breaking into the regional Billboard Heatseekers Chart and iTunes Top Country Albums Chart, Sara Morgan’s career as a neo-traditional country recording artist and performing songwriter is quickly garnering critical acclaim.

“Sara Morgan [...] brings a freshness to country music that hasn’t been there since the debut of Reba, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood.”          -- Robert Leggett, LA Music Critic/Indie Voice blog

MusicRow magazine’s Robert K. Oermann described the album’s lead single, “The Boots” as “cleverly written and sung with spunk, moxie, and verve”. Michelle Bacon with The Bridge 909 praised the acoustic track, “Sick of Sayin Goodbye” as a “gorgeously heartrending song”. Jeff Jones, on-air personality at The Moose 92.9 FM in Storm Lake, IA, said “the whole album deserves (radio) spins.” READ MORE


Exclusive Interview 5/20/18

Sara recently sat down for an interview with The Country Startpage and revealed the name of her favorite songwriter, who she thinks the ultimate duet would be performed by, and which of her songs means to most to her. You might be surprised to learn what her dad does in his spare time, why she chose to perform country music, and the character trait that she believes makes talented musicians legendary.  Full article.

Sara Plays KC Star Sessions - 4/23/2018

Sara at kofo; Album of The Week at wrs

Average Jane Named WRS (France) Album of the Week.

Average Jane Named WRS (France) Album of the Week.

The entire album deserves (radio) spins.”

— Jeff Jones, DJ - 92.9 The Moose (Storm Lake, IA)

Congratulations Sara on your Billboard Debut!

February 10, 2018 Chart

February 10, 2018 Chart

LA Music Critic: Album Review (2/6/18)

Sara Morgan is a no-nonsense, country-music singing, southern belle who brings a freshness to country music that hasn’t been there since the debut of Reba, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood.”

Robert Leggett, LA Music Critic/Indie Voice Blog

1/25/18 Average Jane -- 101.3 The Outlaw, Springfield, MO

1/25/18 Average Jane -- KR 92, Belleville, Kansas Live Appearance

Review: "Sick of Sayin' Goodbye" (1/19/18)

One of the highlights of Sara Morgan's newest album is "Sick of Sayin' Goodbye," a gorgeously heartrending song that features only her voice (with some classic country harmonies) and an acoustic guitar.”

Michelle Bacon - The Bridge

MusicRow Review: "The Boots" (1/18/18)

Cleverly written and sung with spunk, moxie and verve. [...]”

Robert K. Oermann - MusicRow Magazine

Eight One Sixty Introduces Average Jane 1/16/18

Listen to Sara's interview on Eight One Sixty with Chris Haghirian  -- The Bridge (90.9 FM).  Interview begins about 35 seconds in.  

Tasty Brew Music Show Debuts Average Jane - 1/16/18

Sara's interview with Diana Linn on the Tasty Brew Morning Show - 90.1 FM begins at 4:40 minutes in.

Sara included in Bridge 909 New Music for New Year

Sara Morgan - Average Jane

Release Date:  January 26

Sara Morgan’s songs have a definitive contemporary country flair, with dazzling pedal steel swells and a high-spirited honky-tonk twang. But what sets her work apart is her acumen as a songwriter, evident on the upcoming release “Average Jane.” A project almost two years in the making, Morgan’s debut full-length (the follow up to her 2015 EP “Easy To Dream”) accentuates her capabilities as a vocalist and her penchant to create thoughtful arrangements and attractive melodies. Get a preview of “Average Jane” next Friday, Jan. 19 at Knuckleheads Gospel Lounge.  READ MORE

Sara Opens for Ryan Adams October 3, 2017

SALINA , KS - Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Sara Morgan will perform a solo acoustic opener for alternative country rocker Ryan Adams. Influenced by Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, Morgan’s current single off her upcoming debut album, “Average Jane,” is “Never Been to Nashville.” Adams, a singer-songwriter, record producer and poet, has released 15 solo albums and three albums with his former band, the alternative country group Whiskeytown. His songs include “Hotel Chelsea Nights,” “Gimme Something Good,” “To Be Young,” “Come Pick Me Up” and “Dear John.” 

• WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday 

• WHERE: Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe , Salina, KS

• TICKETS: $35, $47 

• INFO: 827-1998 or stiefeltheatre.org

Boulevardia Welcomes Sara Morgan

Since hitting the road last year on radio tour, Kansas City's country darling has been hard to catch around the hometown music scene.  After gigging in Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska, the girl Frank Hicks (owner, Knuckleheads Saloon) refers to as "Kansas City's Queen of Country" will be bringing the band back to familiar stomping grounds for a 40-minute set of new original tunes at Boulevardia. Fans will have an opportunity to hear brand new material from Sara's latest project, Average Jane, an 11-song LP scheduled for a January 28, 2018 release.
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As if traveling and promoting her regional hit single, "Drive a Tractor" at 70 radio stations in seven states in seven weeks weren't enough of a feat, Sara is adding to her list of accomplishments in big ways -- with two of her original songs appearing in a film on the big screen.  "Already Wrecked" and "Walk Me Through" can be heard in two scenes in the film Different Flowers, written and directed by Morgan Dameron and currently making the rounds at major film festivals.

A standing room only crowd squeezed into Kansas City's renowned Gospel Lounge on August 13 to be part of the sold out show in which ticket holders listened to, and became part of, a live-album recording featuring brand new songs by performing singer songwriter, Sara Morgan.  Morgan plowed her way through fourteen originals with fans singing along on a familiar tune or two.  Only after Morgan finished the last strum of her guitar signaling the end of each song did the crowd erupt into extended applause and loud cheering, indicating their enjoyment of the evening.  When Morgan finished her set, the crowed immediately demanded an encore.  Morgan obliged with her rendition of John Prine's ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY.  The live recording will be available via digital download later this fall.

Sara and Pastor Carl played at Folk Alliance International 2016 on February 21 in Kansas City.  

While at Folk Alliance, Sara received an artist's deal with Taylor Guitars. Shout out to Tim Godwin for that partnership!

Click HERE to listen to Sara's recent interview on the Randy Miller Radio Show where she talks about her newest project, guitars, and more.

Pictured  are, from left to right:  Michael Seward, Carl Butler, Sara Morgan (with her newest Taylor, a 522 12 fret), Randy Miller, Tim Godwin (Taylor Guitars).

Sara Shares Bill With Songwriter Radney Foster

Sara opened for hit songwriter Radney Foster in the Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads, Kansas City, on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  Foster, who also hosts CMT's music anthology series "Crossroads", played to a packed house. Sara performed a half hour set prior to Foster's show with original songs from her most recent EP, Easy to Dream.  She also played a few songs from her upcoming project, a 12-song album whose title will be released soon.  After meeting and greeting fans, Foster sat down and talked to Sara about Nashville, songwriting, and where to find the best Mexican food in music city. 

12/18/15 - KCUR Best KC Music of 2015

Sara Morgan "Already Wrecked" from the album Easy to Dream
Sara Morgan is bringing us back to our roots, wrapping storytelling and steel guitars in an elegance that is all her own.Read More

#DriveaTractor #ProudtoPlow

The first hour of the February 2 edition of Your Tasty Brew Winter Pledge Drive Show will feature the best in Americana and Roots Music with special in studio guests Joelle St. Pierre and Wyatt West in support of a February 13 event at Coda to raise funds and awareness for the Midwest Music Foundation.

In hour 2…it was exactly one year ago that Kansas City based country artist Sara Morgan debuted “One Night at the Opry” on The Tasty Brew Music Radio Show to help raise funds for KKFI’s Winter Pledge Drive.  In the second hour (7 am Central)  of the February 2 show, lucky KKFI listeners will once again hear a Sara Morgan broadcast debut and more live in studio performance in support of the 2016 Winter Pledge Drive for YOUR community radio station.  This time the tune is “Drive a Tractor,” a song that is serving as the cornerstone of a new campaign by Ms. Morgan to help raise awareness and promote education for young people to pursue careers in agriculture.  Read More Here

10/29/15 - Keep it simple, singers say about 'The Star-Spangled Banner'


10/3/15 - Solo Show Ends With Standing Ovation/Encore

KANSAS CITY, MO - Songwriter shows in the 55-seat Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads Saloon promise audiences the unique opportunity to see, hear, and get to know an artist in ways that a large venue does not. On Saturday, October 3, 2105, Sara Morgan delivered the goods.  In a rare solo performance, Morgan solidified herself as an artistic force to be reckoned with. Fans (new and old) who paid $15 each for a seat in this one of a kind listening room got their money's worth -- and more -- during an exhilarating, authentic, occasionally tear-filled musical evening .  Morgan is usually accompanied by her backing band or her multi-talented guitar playing sidekick Pastor Carl Butler.  But on this night she proved she can more than hold her own as a singer/songwriter and as a skilled musician.  With the ease of a well-seasoned performer, Morgan, who has become very well known in the Kansas City music scene over the past two years, effortlessly picked, strummed, and tuned her way through a two hour set playing a vintage 1951 Gibson acoustic guitar.

Departing from the usual, upbeat and predictable opening song ("Changed Man") fans have grown accustomed to, concert goers were treated to a magical, as well as unforgettable, opening performance of "My Heart Lives in Georgia".  From the first tenderly delivered melancholy note, a hush fell over the room and the audience listened attentively as Morgan, a country performer, showcased her soulful,  bluesy vocals with this original ballad from her first album, The Crazy One.    
Mid-way through the evening, Morgan pulled out several familiar crowd favorites such as the 90's punk-rock sounding "Bridesmaid", traditional country song "Easy to Dream", (a cut written by Jeff Porter of the Rainmakers), "Thank God", an upbeat pop country track, power ballad "Walk Me Through", love song "The One I Want", and the dreamer's song, "One Night at the Opry."

After 90 minutes of nonstop music, Morgan received a lengthy standing ovation and the audience demanded an encore.  Morgan obliged with her trademark song, "Never Been to Nashville", from her Let Me Get There EP.  Pastor Carl joined her on stage for the final number of the evening.  


ASR Features Sara as Artist of Month

In addition to featuring Sara as their Artist of the Month, Arkansas Showcase Radio has added Sara's soon to be released single, "Drive a Tractor", to their regular rotation, Two other songs, "One Night at the Opry" and "Thank God (He Made Me Wait For You)" are also getting spins on the station.  To see the Artist of the Month listing and to listen, click here

9/24/2015 - Bridge 90.9 Live Session

Sara sat down with Jon Hart of The Bridge 90.9 FM to talk about her new EP, Easy to Dream, and her "new normal" as a full-time performing singer-songwriter.  Click the photo above to listen to and view the interview in its entirety.

Sara sat down with Jon Hart of The Bridge 90.9 FM to talk about her new EP, Easy to Dream, and her "new normal" as a full-time performing singer-songwriter. Click the photo above to listen to and view the interview in its entirety.

9/13/15: Crossroads Fest showcases Kansas City’s diverse music scene

Sara Morgan at the Main Stage: Covers of songs by the iconic Dolly Parton and current country upstart Kacey Musgraves revealed the range of Morgan’s influences during a performance at a makeshift performance space in a gravel parking lot. Backed by the quartet that played on her new EP, “Easy to Dream,” Morgan also made a strong case for powerful original material like “Already Wrecked.”  Read Full Story Here

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article35117487.html#storylink=cpy

7/28/15 -- "Thank God" Added to Playlist

Arkansas Showcase Radio has chosen to place Sara's new single, "Thank God" (He Made Me Wait for You) in their 24/7 playlist rotation. Hosted by Roy Doyle and Jeff Riggs, Arkansas Showcase Radio is designed to spotlight and showcase unsigned musicians and artists that have an Arkansas connection.  Sara lived in McGehee, Arkansas until she was ten, attended college at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, and lived in Fayetteville for three years prior to making Kansas City her home last summer.  Listen to Arkansas Showcase Radio here.

7/29/15 -- Sara to perform at Youthfront

Sara is honored to be the featured performer at Youthfront's 5th Annual Diamonds and Denim Fundraiser and Silent Auction to be held on November 5 at the Overland Park Marriott.  Since 1943 Youthfront has engaged in innovative youth ministry, employing many strategies to minister to millions of young people. For more information on this worthwhile event and to learn more about Youthfront, click here

7/17/15 -- Writer on the Rise

The Nashville Songwriters Association International has recommended that three of the songs from Sara's Easy to Dream EP, be considered for the Pitch to Publisher luncheon to be held in August in Nashville, TN.  Publishers and industry professionals will be in attendance.  The songs recommended are:  "Thank God (He Made Me Wait For You", "Never Look Old to Me", and "One Night at the Opry".

Sara performed the National Anthem at Sporting Park in Kansas City prior to the Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas game in the 2015 Lamar Hunt Open Cup on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.


6/24/2015 -- HCN with Craig Wayne Boyd

Sara opened for Craig Wayne Boyd on Thursday, June 25, 2015 as part of Q104.3's Hot Country Nights event at Kansas City Live Block in the Kansas City Power and Light District.  The music was great, the crowd welcoming and the weather perfect for some great country music!

Singing for a fantastic Kansas City crowd.

6/19/2015 -- Local Listen: Sara Morgan

By Beth Lipoff and Bill Brownlee - KCUR 89.3 FM

The June release of her six-song EP is likely to make Sara Morgan one of Kansas City's most popular singer-songwriters.  This week's edition of Local Listen [...]  Read Full Story

6/16/15 -- PorchFest Returns to Kansas City

Timothy Finn, tfinn@kcstar.com

[...] "Of all the shows I did last year, PorchFest is the one I wanted to be asked back to," said Sara Morgan, a local country singer/songwriter.  "I'd never done anything like it." Read Full Story

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6/14/15 -- Kansas City Woman on Path to Sharing Stage with Country Legends

By Erika Tallan, Reporter - KCTV 5 News

[...] When you hear her tender vocals and see her genuine performance, it's hard to believe Morgan just got her start last summer. Read Full Story

6/11/15 -- Sara Morgan Releases 'Easy to Dream'

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Michelle Bacon
The Bridge 909 News
Easy to Dream, the newly released EP from Sara Morgan, is a six-song collection of classic country-influenced tales [....] Read More

6/9/2015 -- Sara Morgan Releases a New EP

Posted by Natalie Gallagher on Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 2:38 p.m.

Sara Morgan is about as country as it gets -- something she is unabashedly proud of on her latest EP, Easy to Dream, out today.  The 25-year-old Arkansas native says she has found an unlikely support system and an audience [...] Read More

11/19/14 -- Sara Morgan is a small-town girl chasing a big-time music dream

Back to Rockville
By Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star

Despite the title of one of her favorite songs, Sara Morgan has been to Nashville.  She spent two whirlwind days there in September.  And she met her country music heroine, Loretta Lynn. [...] Read More

11/18/2014 -- Sara Morgan's New Country has Old-Fashioned Roots

By Natalie Gallagher - The Pitch Music

When Sara Morgan talks about her idol, Loretta Lynn, excitement almost overcomes her.  Morgan met the 82=year=old queen of country music by chance Read Full Story