Morgan Wade has an absolutely incredible voice.

If her debut studio album, Reckless, isn’t enough to prove that, I have something that will.

Back in 2019, she absolutely crushed a cover of “Me and Bobby McGee” that is absolutely stunning, to put it mildly.

The song was originally written by Kris Kristofferson, who shared writing credits Fred Foster on the track, and first released by Roger Miller in 1969.

It was made most famous, though, when it was released posthumously by Janis Joplin. Her version hit #1 on the Billboard U.S. Singles chart in 1971, and Jerry Lee Lewis also released a version that went #1 on the country charts in 1971, as well. Kris actually didn’t even know Janis had recorded a version of the song until he heard it after she passed away.

Aside from those two, it’s been covered by tons of other country artists over the years, including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and even Johnny Cash.

Morgan’s raspy voice sounds seamless covering an icon like Janis Joplin and she pulls it off with ease… a true talent in every sense of the word.

After releasing the aforementioned album in March and signing a record deal a couple months ago, I can’t wait to see where her career goes in the next few years. She’s one of the most promising young artists in the genre right now.

This specific video is from a couple years ago at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room in Johnson City, Tennessee…

You’re welcome:

Janis Joplin’s version:

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