William Michael Morgan recently made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing his debut single, "I Met a Girl," and Taste of Country readers get to see it first.

The 22-year-old released the song in August via Warner Music Nashville, and it's a throwback in some ways to the more traditional sound that so many fans feel is currently missing from country radio. That's all the more interesting in light of the fact that it was written by uber-progressive country star Sam Hunt, along with Trevor Rosen from Old Dominion and Shane McAnally.

The song isn't entirely traditional. It has some more progressive elements, but Morgan's performance is somewhat reminiscent of a young George Strait in its straightforward earnestness. The singer kept it simple for his big Opry debut, wearing jeans, a black blazer, white shirt and a black cowboy hat for a look that's as classic as his sound. His baritone voice is perfect for the song, allowing him to deliver an understated performance that perfectly conveys the simple, uncluttered story song without over-singing or getting in the way of the lyric or arrangement.

“I met a girl with crazy shoes and baby blues / The way she moves is changing my whole world / I met a girl," he sings in the clip above.

Keep up with Morgan at his official website, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news.

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