Why Megan Moroney Posted A Decade-Old Throwback Pic With Kacey Musgraves

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Megan Moroney shared a throwback photo with record-breaking Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves as she marked a full-circle milestone in her own career. The Georgia-born Lucky star posted several photos on Instagram on Wednesday morning (February 28), after viewing her newly-debuted display in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Moroney is represented in the “Unbroken Circle” section of the annual exhibit, American Currents: State of the Music. The exhibit, now open, “takes a broad view of the genre over the past year to explore musical developments, artist achievements and notable events, as determined by the museum’s curators and editorial staff,” per the Hall of Fame. The “Unbroken Circle” section of the exhibit focuses on connections between artists and those who have significantly influenced them or shared musical perspectives. Moroney and Musgraves are featured in that section, alongside three other pairings: Jessie Jo Dillon and Cindy WalkerC.J. Lewandowski and Bobby Osborne, and Hailey Whitters and Martina McBride.

Moroney and others featured in the American Currents exhibit — including McBride, Whitters, husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty, Molly Tuttle, Brandy Clark and others — viewed the Hall of Fame display on Tuesday evening (February 27). Some of the items displayed in the “Unbroken Circle” section include Moroney’s wardrobe pieces from her “Tennessee Orange” music video, the boots Moroney wore for her Grand Ole Opry debut (with marks from a spray tan, she noted), Musgraves’ “Pageant Material” tiara and sash, and more.

Moroney said she began her journey as a songwriter 10 years ago, after listening to Musgraves’ Same Trailer, Different Park. Moroney was a freshman in high school when Musgraves released that debut album. “Merry Go ‘Round” and other tracks inspired Moroney to try writing her own music, according to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Now, Moroney is gearing up for stadium tour dates with Kenny Chesney and for her “Lucky 2.0” headlining tour after releasing her widely-successful debut album and its deluxe edition last year. In a December interview with iHeartCountry, Moroney said 2023 was her “most insane year yet,” and teased new music in 2024: “I've been taking every ounce of free time that I have to write and be in the studio, so I'm just keeping the ball rolling. I know that my fans are excited for new music, so try to keep them happy.”

Moroney wrote in her caption on Instagram: “thank you [Country Music Hall of Fame] for including me in the American Currents: State of the Music exhibit! Truly honored & it’s open now so yall go check it out!! (the 2nd photo was 10 years ago… don’t give up 🥹❤️)”