October 26, 2022

Morgan White’s “TAKE ME” named 2022 JMA Modern Country Single of the Year.

The Josie Music Awards are the biggest Independent Music Awards ceremony and one of the most coveted and respected awards in the Independent Music Industry worldwide. And on Sunday, October 23, 2022, the historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee hosted the 8th Annual JMAs. The evening was jam-packed with incredible performances and unexpected guests, including, to name a few, Jeannie Seely, Tim Atwood, The Malpass Brothers, The Goldens, and Claudette King (daughter of the illustrious BB King). Morgan White, a member of NashTown Entertainment, won the 2022 Modern Country Single of the Year award for her most recent single, "TAKE ME," which reached the top place on numerous Country radio stations around the country. On this momentous occasion, approximately 3,000 attendees from different countries and musical styles joined together to honor one another. 

After the performance, we caught up with Morgan White and spoke with her about this memorable evening.

NE: What emotions came to mind when your name was announced as the winner?

MW Answer: You feel like it’s a dream! There’s really nothing that can prepare you. The next thought is don’t fall walking to the stage lol. Then after making it to the stage I’m like Oh my goodness now I’ve got to speak in front of all these people! Half the time I can’t remember a word I said… It’s still a surreal moment and this year was even more special because I got to walk on The Grand Ole Opry stage to accept my award! It’s a moment I will cherish the rest of my life!

NE: What inspired you to create this song?

MW Answer: This song was pitched to me by my producer Sal Oliveri! I remember at the time I decided to go with my Single “Good Thing Gone” but I kept singing Take Me! I sang it all year day and night! The melody grabbed me and finally I called Sal and said I got to record this! It’s one of my favorite songs! It’s a fun roll down the windows, let the wind blow your hair and drive songs!

NE: What would you like to say to your fans?

MW Answer: THANK YOU! Thank you for believing in me, thank you for coming to shows, thank you for calling radio stations and requesting my song but most importantly Thank you for letting this little country girl sing you a song.

NE: Do you have someone you’d like to thank?

MW Answer:  First and foremost, I always was to give all the glory and praise to my Lord and Savior! He gave me the gift of song and I will always thank him for that! Next my husband who is my rock and soulmate! This is a hard business, but he supports me through the highs and the lows! My family who are my biggest fans and support system! I want to thank my band! I honestly have one of the best bands anyone could ask for! These guys work so hard, we travel the country together and they become my family! Next, I want to thank my label NashTown Entertainment for accepting me as the artist I am and for not wanting to change me! They believe in me and that’s all I’ve ever asked for! Last but certainly not least my Fans! There’s no better feeling than hearing your song being sung back to you! Thank you for all the memories you’ve given me! I will cherish them always!

NE: What advice can you give an aspiring artist?

MW Answer: Be Yourself! Some of the best advice I got was to not try to be like another artist! God only made one of you and your one of a kind! 

For more news and information on Morgan White visit www.nashtowneentertainment.com .