For Megan Golden, the moment of reckoning occurred about two months after she received a guitar for Christmas when she was 15.
After teaching herself how to play the guitar so she could perform her songs she was yearning to sing in public, the opportunity arrived for her to do just that.
To avail herself of that opportunity, though, she had to summon the courage to face her fears, and overcome them.
Overcome them, she sure did!
As she describes the experience in her 1st of 2 Shows on Alive with Clive:
“I was so nervous … never been as nervous as I was that moment…. I was terrified, it was scary, but the words came out…. My fingers moved and played the chords…. So it went OK.”
With 20/20 hindsight, it’s clear that that initially nerve-wracking and then exhilarating performance proved to be the defining affirming breakthrough experience that launched her into her career as a singer-songwriter!
By the age of 16, she was playing a weekly set at the world-famous Nashville Palace, and has gone on to perform at many of Nashville’s most popular music venues including the Bluebird Café, the Commodore, the Basement, and the Row.
She has also opened for renowned country music star, Drake White.
In 2017, she released her debut self-titled EP, which was recorded at 4115 Studio in Nashville, with five original songs, and has released two new singles since then.
In her two shows on Alive with Clive, Megan performed the seven songs she has already released, as well as one of her newest songs, “Speak Up.”
Reflecting insightful songwriting that is decidedly country with pop influences interwoven throughout, six of these songs cover a spectrum of thoughts about getting over relationships — ranging from “I don’t know how I’m ever going to get over you” to “I’m so done with you!”
Here are the lists of the songs Megan performed in her two shows on Alive with Clive:
In the 1st Show:
- “Dangerous” is a song about the thrill of succumbing to the temptation to be involved with someone with troublesome attributes;
- “I Miss Missin’ You” is about missing the drama associated with being in a tumultuous relationship;
- “Oak Night Stand” is about realizing you don’t want to discard a gift of furniture from your ex because of the connection you still feel; and
- “Cities and States” is about acknowledging you’re not likely to forget about your ex anytime soon.
“When the lights go out in New York
In the 2nd Show:
- “Speak Up” is about the desire for what is unsaid in a relationship to become said so that clarity replaces guessing;
- “Background Noise” conveys the transition that occurs when someone goes from being your central focus to a disappointment;
- “Like We Never Did” is about wanting encounters with an ex to be warm and friendly even though the relationship has ended; and
- “Getaway Car” is about associating the power of revving up an engine and heading out of town with turning thoughts of your ex “into exhaust fumes.”
“When I got a broken heart
“Oak Night Stand” and “Getaway Car,” in particular, are so universally relatable that they are destined to become unforgettable timeless classics.
Megan’s growing base of fans love the sound of her beautiful voice and seeing her perform at her invigorating shows.
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