Meg Rilley released her first single “The Bottle or the Boy” on March 20th on most streaming platforms. The singer/songwriter had a full band release show planned at the DawgHouse Saloon for the “Finally Friday’ show, when the pandemic shut everything down. Despite the last minute changes, Meg and her band did a livestream release party on Instagram and Facebook to celebrate the release!
Meg cowrote “The Bottle or the Boy” with her bassist, Leighton Thomas. It is a southern-rock with a hint of blues tune that is sure to be a hit. Meg says “I had been sitting with the hook for months and it was passed over on co-write after co-write until I just needed to write it. So I sat down with Leighton, who had a guitar part ready, and we wrote the song in just over an hour. It was one of those songs that came together naturally and quickly… meant to be.”
This is Meg’s first single to be released for her current EP project ‘BURN‘. Stay tuned for new music from this up and coming artist, and be sure stream “The Bottle of the Boy” on Spotify, Apple Music, Itunes, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer or your chosen streaming app.
Meg Rilley and her band were invited to play the True Music Room in Nashville on November 20th and smashed it! The singer/songwriter performed a multitude of her personally written originals, including ‘Slow Motion’, ‘Up in Smoke’ and ‘Can’t Run from Hell’.
In the middle of the show, Meg ‘went rogue’ performing and singing a few newer originals acoustically, and the crowd loved it! One of her newest co-written with Courtney Bumbacher, ‘Leave it to the Bourbon’ got a huge response!
Meg’s band consists of great friends and co-writers, Micah Redd, Leighton Moylan, and Joe Bart! Meg is quoted, “These guys are awesome! I think we have more fun than the audience when we play together!”. The band’s favorite number is a cover they do of ‘Bathroom Floor’, Meg says, “The tag line, ‘Girl the first shots on Me!’, seems to have become our motto!”.
Meg closed the show with her soon to be released hit single ‘Long Time Coming’! Here’s a clip:
Meg Rilley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Belmont University where she has studied Music Business and Communications for the last four years. The accomplished student was an officer in the Communications Honor Society, an officer and member of Alpha Gamma Delta, and interned at a host of companies during her time at school. Megan also sang with the University Singers while at Belmont, enjoying the televised ‘Christmas in Belmont’ performances.
Now that she has ‘degree in hand’, Meg is excited to get down to some serious songwriting and performing in the coming months.