12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Patrick doesn’t write weepy songs about cowboys and rock stars who leave her in the dust. She’d rather do the leaving, and her self-assured ballads find her breaking hearts, raising hell, and being drunk in love with country music. Her soaring second album was written shortly after moving to Nashville, and you can feel her creative bliss in each crackling croon (“The Buzz” traces the highs of being on stage). Her only mushy moment comes when she dreams out loud about an inimitable country legend: “If you want to be the one I give my heart to,” she sings, “ask yourself, 'What would George Strait do?'"

EDITORS’ NOTES

Patrick doesn’t write weepy songs about cowboys and rock stars who leave her in the dust. She’d rather do the leaving, and her self-assured ballads find her breaking hearts, raising hell, and being drunk in love with country music. Her soaring second album was written shortly after moving to Nashville, and you can feel her creative bliss in each crackling croon (“The Buzz” traces the highs of being on stage). Her only mushy moment comes when she dreams out loud about an inimitable country legend: “If you want to be the one I give my heart to,” she sings, “ask yourself, 'What would George Strait do?'"

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About Meghan Patrick

Canadian country singer Meghan Patrick comes across as a bit of a hybrid of Miranda Lambert and Shania Twain: a cowgirl with spunk mitigated by girl-next-door cheer. All this was evident on Grace & Grit, her 2016 debut for Warner Music Canada, but prior to that she demonstrated her progressive bluegrass roots as the lead singer in the Stone Sparrows.

Meghan Patrick is a native of Bowmanville, Ontario. She learned to play guitar at an early age before picking up the banjo, and she played both in the Stone Sparrows, a progressive acoustic quartet based in Toronto. The Stone Sparrows independently released an EP and an LP prior to their 2013 split, after which Patrick set out on her own as a solo act. That year, she won KX96's Star Search competition, which led to a publishing deal with Ole Music in 2014. Patrick signed to Warner Music Canada in 2015 and began working on her full-length debut with a host of collaborators, including Vince Gill, Justin Niebank, and Chris Baseford. The first single, "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" (one of several songs on the album co-written by Nickelback leader Chad Kroeger), saw release in February 2016, two months before the arrival of her first album, the aforementioned Grace & Grit. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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