From Music City to Sin City & Back Again
Megan Barker came into this world with songwriting in her blood. Born in Nashville, Megan’s father wrote songs for legends like Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Hank Williams Jr, and more. By the age of 16, Megan was living in Las Vegas and performing live music professionally on the world famous Las Vegas Strip, and opening concerts for superstars like Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Eli Young Band, and more.
In 2017, Megan planted her roots back in her hometown of Nashville. In 2018, Megan released the highly anticipated EP, "Leather Souls" produced by Brad Hill (Maren Morris Brothers Osborne) The project included fan favorites, “Tequila Told Me To,” “I Cuss When I Pray,” and “When My Boots Were New.” These special songs received high praise and rave reviews.
2019 was a year of milestones and came with endorsements from McPherson Guitars, Shure Microphones, & Dan Post cowboy boots. Megan played what she calls some of her “favorite shows ever” in the UK, Scotland, and Ireland. She also debuted at the Bluebird Cafe to a sold-out crowd and was featured on the “Spotlight Stage” at CMA Fest.
In 2021, Megan was a co-writer on 6 single releases including ’93 by Kimberly Dawn which was featured on SiriusXM. Other releases include songs from artists like the award winning Canadian group, The Heels, rising Nashville's Justen Harden, TikTok superstar Jordan Rainer, and more. Megan capped the year off with her music video for “Missin Mistletoe” being added to CMT and a delightful review from the legendary Robert Oermann.
In February 2022, Megan was the official host of the live shows at the Durango Songwriter Expo in Ventura, California. In May, fan-favorite, "Friend Like That" was released as a single along with a hilarious music video filmed at the infamous Santa's Pub. That summer Megan collaborated with friend and famed producer Rob Galbraith on an original, funky duet, "Should Know Better."
Coming to be known as the Queen Of Christmas, in December 2022 Megan added to her stacked resume' two more original holiday songs. Megan also directed and produced both music videos. "Counting On Christmas" was featured on CMT.
Megan spent a lot of time on the road in 2023. On April 1, she made her Tin Pan South debut alongside the legendary Mike Reid, Mitch Rossell, and Joel Shewmake. In May, she crossed playing Atlanta's own Eddie's Attic off her bucket list while opening for rising star Mitch Rossell. In July, Megan headed to Texas for a string of successful shows, ending at the iconic Dosey Doe's Big Barn opening for tomorrow's superstars, The Wilder Blue. During this busy summer, Megan managed to release 3 strong singles back to back to back.
Megan is gearing up for an even bigger 2024.