William Michael Morgan. "Vinyl". New Official Music Video.

Vinyl is the debut studio album by American country music singer William Michael Morgan. It was released on September 30, 2016, by Warner Bros. Nashville. The album has produced three singles, "I Met a Girl" and "Missing", and "Vinyl" (October 2, 2017). Morgan co-wrote two of the album's eleven tracks.

Much has happened for William Michael Morgan since the release of his first single, “I Met A Girl,” and the 24-year-old returns to country radio as “Vinyl” – the title track from his debut album – arrives among the most added on the airplay charts. The honest offering mimics Morgan’s renewed sense of self, forged through a year that included major professional and personal milestones.

 

The 2017 CRS New Faces honoree made his national television debut on NBC’s TODAY, garnered Gold certification for his No. 1 single “I Met A Girl” and celebrated his daughter’s first birthday. “‘Vinyl’ is my favorite cut on the album and I think it tells a great love story,” shared Morgan. “During a time of such uncertainty and confusion, it’s even more important to me that we chose this song because it is something so honest. Vinyl has always been a timeless classic and I hope it transports people, even for a moment, and does what we all know music can do, heal.” 

 

Written by Carson Chamberlain, Ashley Gorley and Wade Kirby, the signature track proves to be a standout for fans and critics alike with Saving Country Music asserting, “‘Vinyl’ has the stuff to seek and find appeal with the mainstream flock.” It has been a staple in the Mississippi native’s live set often earning a standing ovation.

 

The Boot lauded “Vinyl” as “a mellow tune that hearkens back to the traditional country sound that Morgan is so adept at capturing.” Influenced by country music legends such as Keith Whitley and Merle Haggard, it was fitting for Morgan to contribute pieces to the 2017 American Currents exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

 

Vinyl album debuted at number five on the Top Country Albums chart, and number 65 on the US Billboard 200. The album has sold 30,600 copies as of July 2017.

Producer

 

Jimmy Ritchey Scott Hendricks

 

Musicians

  • Shannon Forrest – drums
  • Larry Franklin – fiddle
  • Paul Franklin – lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie – fiddle, mandolin
  • Wes Hightower – background vocals
  • Brent Mason – electric guitar
  • William Michael Morgan – lead vocals
  • Gordon Mote – keyboards
  • Jimmy Ritchey – banjo, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar
  • Ilya Toshinsky – banjo, acoustic guitar
  • Glenn Worf – bass guitar

Lyrics

 

If our love was a song girl

I'd play it all night long girl

I tell you what I'd put it on girl

I'd put it on vinyl

A little rock, a little Motown

You got that baby pull me close sound

You make the whole room go round and round like vinyl

 

What we got is a little old fashioned

Baby you're an instant classic

They don't make 'em no more like you

So let the needle drop and play it all night

Might have a little static but it's all right

Ain't nothin gonna stop this groove

 

You know you got the real thing

The whole world outta know your name

Like a band in the hall of fame

On vinyl

I wanna let your hair fall girl

Oh you're beautiful you got it all girl

I'd hang the cover on the wall girl

Just like vinyl

 

What we got is a little old fashioned

Baby you're an instant classic

They don't make 'em no more like you

So let the needle drop and play it all night

Might have a little static but it's all right

Ain't nothin gonna stop this groove no

 

Let the needle drop and play it all night

Might have a little static but it's all right

Ain't nothin gonna stop our groove no

 

If our love was a song girl

I'd play it all night long girl

I tell you what I'd put it on girl

I'd put it on vinyl

 

When you say my name it's the sweetest sound

Aw girl you got me spinnin round and round like vinyl

Like vinyl

Ain't nothin gonna stop this groove

No they don't make 'em no more like you

Like vinyl

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