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Kylie Morgan

ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Kylie Morgan celebrates Mother’s Day early with the release of “Scratching the Surface (Mama’s Song).” The sentimental track, written by Kylie, spotlights the special bond between a mother and daughter and speaks to the sacrifices mothers make for their children. The lyrics beautifully weave a story of gratitude and hope, straight from a daughter to her mother.


Your past ain’t your purpose

You’re only scratching the surface

Hold on, you deserve it

“I wrote ‘Scratching the Surface (Mama’s Song)’ as a sense of hope for my mama. She is newly an empty nester with my baby sister going off to college, and I felt the sense of her feeling like her purpose was now in her past,” shared Kylie. “I then surprised my mom by singing it live with my sister on stage. After sharing it on social media, it turns out millions of mama’s and daughters felt the same way, which moved this song to the front of the line when it came to my next release. With Mother’s Day coming up, I truly hope this song brings healing and validation to everyone out there with this same feeling.”

Fans keep up with the singer-songwriter on her highly engaged social media pages, which is where Kylie debuted “Scratching the Surface (Mama’s Song).” Following the huge reaction from fans and followers online, Kylie released the song just in time for Mother’s Day. Kylie continues on her headlining “Making It Up As I Go” Tour, with a recent stop on Stagecoach’s Mane Stage and will be joining Walker Hayes on his “Same Drunk Tour.”


May 10 Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA

May 11 8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, IN

May 18 Summerfest Day Party – Kansas City, MO

May 30 PNC Pavilion – Cincinnati, OH*

May 31 The Mill Terre Haute – Terre Haute, IN*

June 01 Jolt Credit Union Event Park – Saginaw, MI*

June 22 Barefoot Country Music Fest – Wildwood, NJ

June 27 Country Fest – Cadott, WI

June 28 Lakes Jam – Brainerd, MN

July 05 Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course – Grantville, PA*

July 06 Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater – Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

July 14 Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater – Decatur, IL*

July 20 Buffalo Run Casino and Resort – Miami, OK

Aug 04 Voices of America Country Music Fest – West Chester, OH

Aug 12 Hayden Homes Amphitheater – Bend, OR*

Aug 14 Sandy Amphitheater – Sandy, UT

Aug 15 Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park – Grand Junction, CO*

Aug 17 Sunset Amphitheater – Colorado Springs, CO

Aug 29 Empower Federal Credit Union – Syracuse, NY*

Aug 30 Maine Savings Amphitheater – Bangor, ME

Aug 31 Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater – Bridgeport, CT

Sep 01 Broadview Stage at SPAC – Saratoga Springs, NY*

Sep 27 Ford Center – Evansville, IN

Sep 28 Great Southern Bank Arena – Springfield, MO

Oct 10 The Theater at MGM National Harbor – Oxon Hill, MD

Oct 11 MGM Music Hall at Fenway – Boston, MA

Oct 12 Freedom Mortgage Pavilion – Camden, NJ

Oct 18 Goldensky Festival 2024 – Sacramento, CA

*Walker Hayes “Same Drunk Tour” date


Audio / Kylie Morgan talks about the inspiration behind "Scratching the Surface (Mama's Song)."


Kylie Morgan (Scratching the Surface inspiration) OC: …to live for. :27
“So, my mom is actually a newly empty nester. My little sister just went off to college. I moved to Nashville when I was 19 years old, and she’s kind of to the point where she feels like her past has been, you know, all the things that she has done has been the reason for her existence, and I wanted to write this as a tribute to her and all the mamas out there that have so much to look forward to. Even after their babies grow up and move on, we never leave them in our hearts, and at the end of the day, they still have so much to live for.”

Audio / Kylie Morgan talks about what she hopes for people listening to her new song "Scratching The Surface."


Kylie Morgan (hopes for fans for STS) OC: …need lovin’. :13
“At the end of the day, I hope fans hear this song and just want to call their mom and tell them how much they love them and just remind them that they have so much more to look forward to and just a kindly reminder that mamas always need lovin’.”

Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Scratching the Surface) 1