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Original, soulful, and undeniably Southern.
Megan McMillan has certainly found her niche in the industry with her honest, edgy take on traditional American music. Her writing can be humorous, deep, poetic, and intense; mixed with her vibrant, warm-textured vocals and fun-loving, captivating stage presence, she offers something unique at every performance. Shannon Ireland from 30A Songwriter Radio says, “Megan McMillan, this is why we do what we do”. Jerry Henry from Alabama Music Office describes her music as “natural, not contrived, where everything comes from the heart”, and Anna Chandler of Connect Savannah says Megan “Possess(es) a way with words and a rich vocal clarity; she has an exciting musical future ahead of her”. Megan has progressively built a busy career highlighted by the release of her first and second singles, a rigorous performance schedule spanning seven states, and her first series of prestigious songwriter festival invites. Megan’s independent debut EP "Potter's Field" released in October 2015 and is available through all major digital outlets. She penned all eight songs on the EP and co-produced seven of the tracks. This year, Megan’s co-write with Christina Christian and Taylor Craven “The Book” is featured in The Spree of ’83, a biography of the life of the late Freddy Powers. 2017’s single release “Can’t Say I Mind”, a co-write with Sweet Tea Trio’s Victoria Camp, was recorded at The Nutthouse in Sheffield Alabama and showcases a southern soul infused style. Megan will release her first full length record in Fall 2018, titled “Things That Change”. This project is a culmination of two years' worth of songwriting effort and is produced by Shawn Byrne of Great Hill Studios in Nashville, TN. The album will be accompanied by a brief collection of original poetry for those interested, and will be available through meganmcmillan.net and multiple digital outlets.
Original, soulful, and undeniably southern.
"...in my opinion this young lady is what country music is all about in today's world. She is real and everything that comes out of her mouth is her. Natural, not contrived, where everything comes from the heart. Her songs are the same." -Jerry Henry, The Leaf
"This singer songwriter is about as authentic as they come... Megan McMillan, this is why we do what we do". -Shannon Ireland, 30A Songwriter Radio
"Possessing a way with words and a rich vocal clarity, she has an exciting musical future ahead of her..." -Anna Chandler, Connect Savannah
Soulful, rootsy, real American music.Growing up in the rural community of Pinetucky, Alabama established the roots of Megan McMillan’s retro country style. Surrounded by her mother’s love for country classics, her father’s rock & roll influences, and the serene beauty of the Talladega National Forest, Megan’s imagination was allowed to run free. Early on in life, this creativity manifested itself in a love for reading, writing, and music. Megan attended gifted education classes throughout her elementary and high school career, and was a standout among female athletes. She also learned to play piano and some guitar, and earned numerous college scholarships thanks to her academics and music performance. At the end of her senior year, she chose an offer to play Division 1 women’s softball on a full scholarship. This new world offered unlimited possibilities; and although most were positive, she could never quite find her niche. The parties and out-all-nights were endless, and immaturity mixed with inexperience proved to be a toxic combination. After her freshman year, she returned home. Back in her hometown of Centreville, about 15 miles from “down home” Pinetucky, Megan settled in and began working a couple of jobs at a time. Over the following few years, not much else changed…when work was over, there was always a party, a backroad, or some other rambling to be done. Once so streamlined on goals and ambition, she had lost her way, and no fleeting direction seemed to stick. Then one night, alone in her new house at age 22, going through a divorce with a new baby daughter, the jobs and the stress and the endless bills all came crashing in. To get her mind off it all, Megan picked up the Takamine her dad gave her at 15 and wrote a song. It felt good. From then on, she got together with friends and played guitar and sang songs everyone knew, just for fun. She never dared to share her original songs (by then there were many) and kept her writing to herself. It was the perfect release; the perfect outlet for all the pressures she endured day to day as a young single mother. It wasn’t until well into her second marriage, and after her second child, that Megan’s first paying gig came along. She was experiencing something she hadn’t before: an encouraging, supporting partner who pushed her to follow her dreams. After that first gig, it was like a fire was lit that only kept burning brighter. She began scheduling more and more performances, wrote more songs, and met musicians who helped her figure out what in the world she was doing. By 2014, Megan’s performance schedule included dates in Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, and Mississippi. Determined to make a career out of music, she worked tirelessly honing her writing skills, booking shows, performing, and learning as much as possible about the business. Megan has certainly found her niche, with her honest, edgy take on traditional country. Her writing can be humorous, deep, poetic, and intense; mixed with her vibrant, warm-textured vocals, she offers something unique to the country music community. After a busy 2014 filled with the release of her first and second singles, a rigorous performance schedule, and her first series of prestigious songwriter festival invites, Megan welcomes 2015 with an open mind and a motivated spirit. She is living proof that it is possible to pursue a demanding career and still be “Mama” first and foremost. Megan’s independent debut album is expected for release in fall 2015, with more progress and touring to follow.