Growing up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Charlotte Morris discovered her passion for music at a young age. “I’ve been playing instruments since I could walk and singing since I could talk,” the singer/songwriter explains. As a child, her parents would take her to classical concerts and musical theatre productions, igniting a fire inside of young Charlotte’s soul. “Every family car ride was filled with folk classics, musical theatre or classical music – Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Simon & Garfunkel, and Peter, Paul & Mary were all the soundtracks of my childhood,”
After starting violin lessons at the age of four, Charlotte taught herself how to play the guitar, piano (and melodica), ukulele, banjo, acoustic bass guitar and mandolin, and began taking her songwriting seriously by the age of twelve. “Music grew from something I loved to something I needed. That sounds wildly dramatic, I know, but before then I had never felt able to fully express myself,” says Morris.
In college, Charlotte majored in Theatre, with minors in Musical Theatre, Business and Marketing at Northwestern University. After graduating, she performed in theatrical productions and tours around New York City and across the nation, including (The Making of) How to Save the World in 90 Minutes (Off-Broadway) and multiple productions of Once.
In January of 2018, Charlotte joined Lonesome Traveler – a national concert tour where the cast performed the history of folk music, starting with Woody Guthrie and ending with songs from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. While on the road, folk legends including Tom Chapin, George Grove (Kingston Trio), Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey (both of Peter, Paul and Mary) performed with the cast at various venues.
As a singer/songwriter, she describes her writing style as genuine, raw and emotional music with a purpose and takes inspiration from female story-telling artists Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, The Chicks, and bands Delta Rae and Fleetwood Mac. “These artists have really shown me that I don’t need to fit into a box. Everything I write is about my life,” Morris admits. “My lyrics are extremely personal and paint a very detailed picture about things I, and those I love, have experienced.”
Charlotte released her debut EP, TO NEW YORK, WITH LOVE in June 2018, which received positive recognition from media and was programmed on playlists worldwide. She paired the release with a kick-off performance at New York’s famous club 54 Below and began playing at venues across the city. After her debut success, Charlotte released a number of singles, as well as a five-song EP (produced by Nashville-based Mitch Dane) entitled SPUTNIK. In the spring of 2019, Charlotte embarked on her first acoustic tour, performing in over fifteen different cities across the United States, including Nashville, Austin and Baltimore.
Charlotte released her first album, SONGS FOR MY NEXT EX, in December of 2020. The collection, which takes the listener through the highs and lows of a tumultuous, yet transformative, relationship, received rave reviews globally from the press. Shortly after the release, Charlotte decided to move out of New York City to Nashville.
Since moving to Music City in 2021, Charlotte has established herself in the industry as an artist on the rise. In Spring 2021, she was selected as one of only 16 songwriters to participate in The Johnny Mercer Foundation’s Songwriters Project. During the project, she was mentored by world class writers including Lindy Robbins (Skyscraper, Day Drunk, Back to You) and Tony & Grammy Awards nominee Andrew Lippa (Wild Party, The Addams Family).
Partnering with Charlotte Avenue Entertainment in June 2022, Morris released a deeply personal song about addiction and PTSD, “Good Kind of Hurt,” with the hope of spurring more conversation around the difficulties and misunderstandings of mental illness. Her next single release, “Tennessee,” a nostalgia-filled, folk-driven track hit radio in February 2023. Now Charlotte has released “Your Number One,” a driving song of empowerment that’s sure to take over summer playlists everywhere. With a full album on the horizon for Fall 2023, Morris’ music career continues its momentum.
When the singer/songwriter is not writing or releasing music, she works in the fintech industry, travels across the country in her converted van, and is an avid crossword puzzler.