About Meg...

New Jersey, known for growing rock & pop legends, Springsteen, Sinatra & Bon Jovi come to mind, also has it’s country side with artists Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Richard Sterban member of the country award winning group the Oak Ridge Boys. Look for another name to be added to this prestigious list in the future with up & coming artist, songwriter and musician Meg Rilley.

Meg was born with a heart defect, & in the first ten days of her life she had numerous procedures & surgeries to keep her alive. In total, she spent the first month of her life at New York Presbyterian (known as Columbia Presbyterian at the time). She owes her life & current health to the doctors, interns, nurses & specialists that took such wonderful care of her.  This has left Meg with a unique belief in living this life to the fullest & being thankful for each moment.

Meg Rilley could be called a child prodigy. At the age of eight she had already begun chasing her singing & songwriting dreams, taking flute, guitar and vocal lessons. One evening, while playing at a local venue, a talent scout (and now friend) came up to her with his business card. Soon after, he provided fifteen year old Meg with her first opportunity to come to Nashville. While in Nashville, Meg had meetings with executives at booking agencies, publishers & ASCAP (A performing rights organization). This trip coupled with her strong desire to succeed, solidified her decision to go to college Nashville. Meg graduated high school & the next thing she knew she was a freshman at world renowned Belmont University. One of the top music schools in the USA.

While attending Belmont, she auditioned & was hired as a performer at the World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Rippy’s Bar and Grill. This opportunity opened the door for Meg to be a mainstay across Nashville’s top  music venues showcasing Nashville’s newest & rising talent.


Meg Rilley performing live

Meg has a great work ethic & makes practice & expanding her knowledge, part of her daily routine. She feels that this in turn, makes her a better performer. It has also opened doors for her to ‘up her writing chops’ & to co-write with many talented individuals with a few hit songwriters in that mix.

Meg continues to tour from New Jersey & back to Nashville.  Meg has opened for Red Molly at SCC College & 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.  She has been blessed to be an inspirational speaker along with her singing for rehabilitative group charities such as Straight & Narrow. Meg’s brother is an officer in the US Army, so organizations & charities that benefit the military are extremely close to her heart. Meg is a strong supporter of Veteran’s groups including the Wounded Warrior Fund, Blue Star Mothers & VetStock.

Meg’s music is a reflection of her values & God given talents. She believes that her music can connect with people from all walks of life around the globe…. we totally agree!