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New Facebook Watch Series Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones

The song Everything Is Happening has been placed in the new Facebook Watch televsion series. It's featured in episode 7. Moriva co-wrote the song with Meghan Linsey and producer Tyler Cain.

Queen America is an American dark comedy web television series which premiered in November, 2018 on Facebook Watch. The series follows Zeta-Jones as a beauty pageant coach who finds herself training a young  unpoiished contestent which puts her entire reputation at stake.


BOLD LIKE A LION - New album release by Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey, runner-up on season eight of NBC's The Voice, recently released her latest album Bold Like A Lion. Moriva co-wrote, with Meghan and producer Tyler Cain, on the album including the title track, Bold Like A Lion, which was picked up by NASCAR to be featured on their awards show airing on NBC Sports.  What a great way to start the year!   Purchase it here:  //…/album/bold-like-a-lion/1285834464

So excited to be a co-writer on the single Exes and Friends! The video includes infamous bad boy bachelor Juan Pablo and internet sensation (and cuddly cutie) Doug The Pug!  


Recently found out we got the title cut on Australian artist, Sheridan McCullogh, with a song co-written with Paul Taylor, Tammy Jacobs and Morgan Ovens.  Our song, and the album title, is  Gettin' Back Up

G'day Mates!



So proud to be a part of this amazing new EP project by Meghan Linsey who was runner up on NBC's The Voice.  Not only did I co-write the title track but also 3 others including the first single Counterfeit to be released exclusively on Garth Brooks new Ghost Tunes. 

EXCLUSIVE: Get All the Details on 'The Voice' Alum Meghan Linsey's 'Believer' EP!
Linsey finds her voice on the new release, out later this month.

NBC's The Voice - Meghan Linsey

NBC's The Voice - Meghan Linsey

This season finale of NBC's The Voice came down to the incredible talent of two very different artists - Sawyer Fredericks, a 16 year-old small town folk singer with a voice & style reminiscent of Neil Young and John Fogerty and my long-time friend and co-writer, Meghan Linsey, a soul singer at heart, who can slay you with a voice that sounds like it should be emanating from a combination of Aretha Franklin and Adele.  She can do it all, or as Blake Shelton put when talking about the song we co-wrote, "you guys wrote the heck out of that song" and "that hook is brilliant".  These comments were in response to our song Change My Mind which was the first original song in THE VOICE history that was written by an artist and allowed to be performed by that artist on show's finale.  Not only did I get a shout out as co-writer on national TV but our song reached #5 on iTunes all-genre chart (which means our song was the #5 selling song in ALL genres)  and an amazing music video was put together by an award-winning producer and released to YouTube. 


Steel Magnolia - Steel Magnolia

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: January 5, 2011 4:01 PM

The thing that immediately drew Big Machine Records president Scott Borchetta, Big Kenny and Naomi Judd to Steel Magnolia during their run on CMT’s “Can You Duet” was the pair’s chemistry. Separately they may not have gained any notice but like season one runner-ups Joey+Rory, Steel Magnolia had the “it factor” that people are always looking for.  Over the course of the show’s season, the duo showed – time and time again – how they were ready to make their way into the tough mainstream country music crowd.  Their immediate success throughout most of 2010 with the Top 5 debut single “Keep On Lovin’ You” proved that theory true. 

While that song gave country music fans a fine introduction into the music of Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey – including giving the audience an good indication that their sound would lean more on the modern pop-rock sounds and less on the traditional country sounds – the rest of the twelve track Steel Magnolia album serves that their chemistry is even stronger than it is on that song, particularly on album opener “Ooh La La,” with its progressively ‘funky’ melody and tale of instant-attraction, the moody break-up anthem “Edge of Goodbye,” and the playfully romantic “Eggs Over Easy.”

“Homespun Love,” the lone ‘cover song’ on this album, was originally recorded by Keith Urban when he was in his band The Ranch and the tune is downright the most ‘traditional country’ sounding song on the record which is sure to surprise a few people who think Keith Urban’s anything but a ‘traditional country’ singer.  Fans of acoustic, singer-songwriter-y story songs will certainly find “Glass Houses” appealing while current radio single “Last Night Again” tells of the emotional and fiery beginning of a relationship.

While Steel Magnolia may not appeal to fans of the traditionally-minded music (a la Marty Stuart or Jamey Johnson) it is nonetheless a solid collection of mainstream country music that introduces a charismatic and dynamic duo ready to become one of country music’s top duos.