Morgan Frazier Live at the Boot Grill – New from Nashville [Free Concert]
Upcoming “New from Nashville” Performances
Blessed with girl-next-door good looks—tall, slender with long, blonde locks and emotive doe-eyes—you’ll want to hug her immediately, and she’ll want to hug you, too. Yes, she’s that girl. After a brief chat with her, you realize the incredible work ethic that not only carried her on this long and complex journey, but continues to drive her to grow better with each song she writes. Yes, she writes her own songs. And you haven’t yet heard her sing.
At a time when country music is experiencing a virtual drought when it comes to women’s voices on the radio, Morgan Frazier has arrived. It’s a confident statement, but the Breckenridge, Texas native is truly a breath of fresh air for the format. While other female newcomers are positioning themselves as the next Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift, Morgan is simply being Morgan.
Success, even the drive to succeed, wasn’t immediate though. Her first public appearance came at the tender age of five and it was, to put it mildly, a disaster.
She explains “I sang ‘When You Say Nothing At All,’ at a local talent show, but I grew up in the Church of Christ, which meant no music. It’s all a cappella singing. So that’s where I learned to sing. But at this talent show I had to sing to tracks, which I had never done before. I got up there and I got off the beat of the music, because I didn’t know how to sing with tracks, so I performed with my head down the whole time. When I got off stage, I told my mom, ‘I’m never, ever singing again.’”
The tot still managed to score a People’s Choice award, and that alone was enough to ignite a fire in her to continue performing. And her parents, recognizing their daughter’s talent and supportive of her dream, were delighted to chauffeur Morgan to those Texas jamborees where she eventually met the man she fondly refers to as her grandpa. Grandpa Art saw the immense talent in the aspiring country star and not only taught her to play guitar, making tracks a thing of the past, he also instilled in her a love of traditional country music.
Eventually the desire to share her passion was too great and, with the encouragement of her manager, Morgan came back to Nashville with hopes of refining her songwriting chops and giving it another go. This time, it stuck.
She’s come a long way from that first performance at five-years-old, to writing her first song at seven-years-old (“In the Gates of Heaven”—a gospel song she sang at Show and Tell) to writing and signing with Curb Records’ sister label, Sidewalk Records, at 16. And the evolution has been gradual and subtle because the talent was always there—the innate talent of a natural born performer whose destiny was inevitably under the spotlight.
Effortless, pure, rich, sweet without being saccharin and even owning a little feminine swagger, Morgan is poised to be a voice on the radio that is easily and instantly identifiable. From the sweet waltz of “Part Of My Show,” to the edgy push of “Cowboys Ride,” to her the insanely infectious “Yellow Brick Road,” you’ll know it’s undoubtedly Morgan. And it’s undeniably good.
Watch one of Morgan Frazier’s hits titled “Yellow Brick Road” below to get a feel for her music.