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News December 10, 2020

Rolling Stone Australia announces Morgan Evans as Digital Exclusive Cover Artist

Rolling Stone Australia announces Morgan Evans as Digital Exclusive Cover Artist
Morgan Evans photographed in Nashville, in November, 2020.
Image: Morgan Evans. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max by his wife Kelsea Ballerini, for Rolling Stone Australia.

Following the release of its two sold-out magazine issues, and the recently-released special edition issue, Rolling Stone Australia is is further cementing its dedication to world-class journalism, announcing its digital exclusive cover story today.

Arriving on December 15th, Rolling Stone Australia‘s first-ever digital cover is set to continue the publication’s status as a major addition to the music and publishing industry, with exclusive photography, longform storytelling, and deep reporting in both the magazine and on the website.

The artist who will be gracing the cover of our latest issue is none other than Morgan Evans. While it’s been five years since the Newcastle-born artist, songwriter, and performer made his pilgrimage over to Nashville, 2020 has seen life shift in drastic measures.

morgan evans digital cover rolling stone

Morgan Evans photographed in Nashville, in November, 2020. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max by his wife Kelsea Ballerini, for Rolling Stone Australia.

In this 3,500 word digital exclusive cover feature, Rolling Stone Australia spoke to Morgan Evans from his home in Nashville to discuss his life and career thus far, from a macro and micro level. Ranging from the anxiety and loneliness which cast a shadow over his move to Music City, to the string of luck and deserved success that followed, to his life with his dream girl – fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini – to his own Apple Music radio show and his future plans, the in-depth chat sparked an honest depiction of life, love, and loss.

Notably, following initial guidance from Sydney-based photographer Ken Leanfore, Ballerini did the entire feature’s photo shoot. She captured her husband on an iPhone 12 Pro Max at multiple locations in Nashville, including at their new home and the world renowned Ryman Auditorium music venue, which is also referred to as the “Mother Church of Country Music.”

The Morgan Evans digital exclusive cover feature arrives Tuesday, December 15th, for all readers of Rolling Stone Australia. An added extra for Rolling Stone’s digital readers will see the website publish an exclusive interview with Kelsea Ballerini, where the multi-award winning artist details the experience of taking on the cover photoshoot of her husband.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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