While he may be a new face in the American country scene, Morgan Evans is already a star in his native country of Australia. After moving to the United States nearly two years ago, Evans has been channeling his energy into making his mark on American country radio – and boy, has he done it already!
 
His most recent project on American soil is his debut album, ‘Things That We Drink To,’ which was released on Friday. Each of the 11 tracks was co-penned by Evans, providing fans with an intimate introduction to this Aussie. Not only does Evans showcase his vocal talent and lyricism, he and producer Chris DeStefano play EVERY instrument heard on the record! The 11 track album – with its eclectic mix of sounds and storytelling - is sure to impress the eardrums of country fans, and those who just dabble in the genre.
 
Of course, the most popular song off the record (so far) is Evans’ debut single, "Kiss Somebody," which was the anthem of the summer that makes you want to turn it up loud, and well, kiss somebody. The first track, “American,” provides an upbeat vibe and lyrics with a shout-out to his beautiful and talented GRAMMY-nominated wife, Kelsea Ballerini. The same upbeat vibe is found in the song “Day Drunk,” which offers fans a new spin on the playful party song.
 
But, Evans rounds out the album by showing fans his gentler side. Evans brings us "Me On You," which talks about that indescribable feeling of love - and we’re already naming "Dance With Me," featuring background vocals from Kelsea Ballerini, THE wedding song of 2019. The most powerful song on the album falls with the title track, “Things That We Drink To,” where Evans reminisces on life’s ups and downs – a song inspired in part by the sudden death of his friend and manager in 2017.
 
Evans’ debut album beautifully blends together stories and sounds that keep you engaged in the record from start to finish – AND make you want to hit repeat over and over.
 
Evans will join Old Dominion on their Make It Sweet Tour, kicking off in January; but in the meantime he’ll wrap up his spot on Chris Young’s Losing Sleep World Tour - can we talk about these killer lineups?
 
'Things That We Drink To' - Morgan Evans (Track Listing)
 
  1. American
  2. Kiss Somebody
  3. I Do
  4. Song for the Summer
  5. Day Drunk
  6. Dance with Me (feat. Kelsea Ballerini)
  7. Me on You
  8. Things That We Drink To
  9. We Dream
  10. Everything Changes
  11. Young Again
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- PATRICE WHIFFEN