Meg Rilley began chasing her singing and songwriting dreams at the early age of 8; taking flute, guitar and vocal lessons for most of her life. She has developed a great work ethic when it comes to music and makes practice and expanding her knowledge, part of her daily routine. She feels that this in turn, makes her a better performer.
Meg has always believed and her parents reinforce a belief, in living this life to the fullest. Meg was born with a heart defect, and had several procedures and surgeries in the first ten days of her life. In total, she spent the first month of her life in a hospital and owe her life and health to the various doctors, interns, nurses and specialists that took such wonderful care of her. Here’s a plug for the hospital, New York Presbyterian, which was known as Columbia Presbyterian at the time, they really do make miracles happen every day.
One evening, while playing at a local bar, a man- and now friend- came up to her with his business card. Soon after, he provided Meg with her first opportunity to come to Nashville. While in Nashville, Meg had a few meetings with executives at BLA, this coupled with her strong desire to succeed solidified her decision to go to college in there.
Meg resides in Nashville and attends Belmont University. She auditioned and was hired as a performer at Tootsies Orchid and Rippy’s Bar in the fall of 2015. She continues to write music and has had the opportunity to co-write with many talented songwriters while here.
Today, Meg plays in bars, restaurants, concerts and fundraisers across northern New Jersey and most recently in Tennessee. She has opened for Red Molly at SCC College and for the UpAfter at a concert in Stirling, New Jersey. Meg also had the honor of performing at NAMM JAMM a Preshias Night of Music, opening for Buddy Jewel.
Meg’s music is a reflection of her values. She believes that her music can connect with people from all walks of life. She has been blessed to be an inspirational speaker along with her singing for rehabilitative group charities such as Straight and Narrow. Meg is a strong supporter of Veteran’s groups including the Wounded Warrior Fund, Blue Star Mothers, and VetStock.