It's good to be Megan Conner these days. The singer-songwriter behind such hits as Chris Young's "Save Water, Drink Beer," The Swon Brothers' "Pretty Beautiful, Rascal Flatts' "Aftermath" and cuts by Danny Gokey has just recently signed a new publishing deal with Demolition Music. And now yesterday, Conner announced via social media that she has been in the writer's room and the studio recording her very own EP and is looking to help crowd source the costs of putting it together via Kickstarter.
"This is on my bucket list. To take some of my favorite songs that I've written over the years and put them on an album together... to have a small work of tunes that I can have at live shows, on iTunes and online so that when people seek out my music - they - so that YOU - can hear my heart. (And also maybe a little of my sass.) I've already written and recorded a few demos with my friend and co-writer, Pete Stewart, and I just need a couple more to complete my project! Nothing too fancy - just demos, maybe some more raw than others... From there, we will master the recordings, I'll have pictures and artwork done and then off to the printer. I'd like to take you all along on this little journey over the next 30 days."
What might make this project a little different from some is that a simple $1 donation receives something back. Says Conner, "All who donate will get a FREE download of one of the songs on the project! Anything is appreciated - every dollar I am grateful for."
In 2008, Megan competed in the national competition – “The Next GAC Star.” She was chosen as one of 6 finalists, and had the opportunity to perform live on national TV and work with producers Victoria Shaw and Desmond Child. Since that time, she's continually chased her musical muse, looking for the next story to set to song.
“I want to create music that moves people. I want to make people laugh, cry, FEEL… Music is life put to melody, so I hope that through my music, people can see who I am, what I’ve been through, and hopefully through that – they will find a piece of themselves in one of my songs.” Megan has a personal philosophy on which she is building her life and her career. “I hope to continue to grow while touching the lives of others through my music. No matter if there are 5,000 people or 5 people in the room that I’m performing in – if I connect with just one person, then I consider my job done.”For those music supporters that would like to contribute to Megan's new project, you can do so HERE at her Kickstarter campaign.