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