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Born and raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, Meghan Patrick has dedicated her entire life to music, always wanting it to be more than just a passion. “I was drawn to playing guitar so I could start writing music to go along with the words I was writing. I wanted to be self-sufficient as a creative artist.”

Prior to setting out as a solo artist, Meghan was the lead singer of the popular roots act The Stone Sparrows. A newgrass / bluegrass band, The Stone Sparrows released an EP and a full-length album before the members parted ways amicably in 2013 after playing their second Boots and Hearts Festival.

Meghan has quickly made a name for herself since signing to Warner Music Canada. She has recently signed a  publishing deal with Ole Nashville. Her debut album Grace & Grit was released earlier this year. She worked with  producers Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes), Vince Gill, Chris Baseford (Nickelback, Avril Lavigne), and  Carly McKillip. To add even more star power to her debut, Meghan brought in a few more big names, including  multiple Grammy nominee Joe Nichols who duets with her on “Still Loving You,” and fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger,  who co-wrote and produced the smash debut single “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” along with several other cuts on  the album.

The songs Meghan writes are about real-life situations and are both personal and autobiographical. They are story  songs, but they are her stories which infuse the material with an authenticity and sincerity that is palpable.

“I have to feel connected to the music, especially when I am playing live. The emotions I write about are real and  audiences know when you are being true to yourself. Performing my own music and forming a bond with my  audience is what I do this for. And that’s the most enjoyable thing in the world.”

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