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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

"Thirsty Thursday" Featuring Morgan Johnston

Thanks for chatting with us Morgan Johnston. What was a typical dinner or family meal like for you growing up in the coastal town of Cape Cod, Massachusetts? Thank you so much for having me! Honestly, seeing as how we live right by the ocean, I wish I could say we ate seafood every night for dinner but it was a pretty average dinner family meal - haha! Lots of chicken, pasta, salads, potatoes and occasionally seafood. My mom loves Chinese food so we would order it on special occasions. After living in the south, I think New England has the best Chinese food!

If you could pick one food to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would that be? Sushi! I love all sushi. Or lobster!

One food everyone tells you to try, but you just can’t get up the nerve. I am not a picky eater at all, I’ll eat almost anything. I haven’t tried Venison yet, but I have a lot of friends in Nashville who hunt and say it’s the best meat!

If you could be on a cooking show, which one would it be? I don’t know if anyone wants me to cook for them, but it would be pretty cool to be on master chef! I would absolutely horrify the judges though- ha!

If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? Broadway is usually one of the first stops! Since it’s full of history and every bar on the strip has a band on each floor, people are pretty amazed by it. For food I take them to Hattie B’s to get the hot chicken! So good.

What made you want to become a musician? Entertainment kind of runs in my blood. My dad’s in the animal entertainment industry and I traveled around with him all over the country singing the national anthem. Once I started playing guitar and writing songs and realizing that I could make people listen to what I had to say, I knew I had to use that. Ever since I’ve been trying to hone my craft to the best of my ability.

Do you see yourself as a mentor to the younger female artists? I hope so! I always lead with “be a good person” and then “be a good musician” so I would only like to hope that I set a good example for younger female artists looking to move to Nashville and pursue their dreams.️

Tell us about your brand new single “Just In Case” set to release April 23rd, 2021. Sure! I wrote “Just In Case” with two co-writers of mine Kyle Schlienger and Ian McConnell. The idea was sparked after I went through a break up. I thought I was doing pretty well to be honest but some time had gone by and for some reason I was still having a hard time parting with the things he left behind. Things like notes, t-shirts, hats, just things you collect over time in a relationship. When we wrote this song, I had just recently come to the realization that I was holding onto these things just in case he came back and that’s where the idea came from.

Any exciting Summer plans fans can look forward to? It’s been such a hard couple years as far as shows goes but I have a few exciting shows coming up as long as COVID doesn’t get in the way. Also coming out with more music so stay tuned!

Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Probably Cape Cod Potato Chips! Mostly because I’m from cape cod and I think that would be so cool but also because I love them!!


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