Megan Rae (Macher) was born on January 30th, 1996 in Kalamazoo, MI. By the age of two, her parents discovered that Megan Rae had an uncanny ability to memorize lyrics, and sing on key. As she got a little older, it became clear to her family and friends that Megan Rae had been blessed with the gift of song. Megan Rae’s passion for music and her singing ability grew stronger with each passing day, and at six years old she made her first public appearance when she sang the National Anthem at a Kalamazoo Kings baseball game in front of over 3,000 people. She became a regular guest soloist for both the Kings, and the Kalamazoo Wings semi-pro hockey team.
Annual trips with her father to his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA took an interesting turn when her dad was reunited with his cousin, singer, songwriter, musician Ron ‘Hookstown’ Brown, at a family reunion. Brown had a small recording studio in his home, and when he heard Megan Rae sing for the first time he knew that he was hearing something special. According to Brown, “I’ve been writing, playing, and recording music for many years, and I wasn’t expecting anything more than making a fun little CD of cover songs as a keepsake for Megan. But when she started singing, I just couldn’t believe that big, powerful voice was coming out of that little girl! I knew we had to do something more, so we started writing songs for her”. That’s how it all started. Now fast forward to 2017.
Megan Rae is only 21 years old, but she has accomplished much for someone so young. At the age of 13, she began work on her self-titled debut album. The album was produced by Robyn Robins, keyboard player and founding member of Bob Seger’s ‘Silver Bullet Band’. Robins brought in past and present Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed (sax), Shaun Murphy (background vocals/harmonies), Drew Abbott (lead guitar) for recording. He also reached out to Paul Warren, Rod Stewart’s long time lead guitar player, who gladly contributed his incomparable skills to the project. And if that weren't enough, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad not only played and sang on the album, he also wrote one of the cuts (“Such A Good Thing”). Singer, songwriter, musician Vince Melamed, who has written several hit songs including Trisha Yearwood’s signature number one, “Walkaway Joe”, and Ty Herndon’s number one, “What Mattered Most”, also wrote one of the cuts (“Truth’s Been Told”).
Megan Rae traveled to L.A. to shoot a music video for the first single from her CD. It was filmed and directed by Jim Shea. Shea has photographed and/or shot videos for Brad Paisley, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Barbara Streisand, Olivia Newton John, and many, many other super stars. The video has aired on TCN (The Country Network), and Megan Rae has been featured on RFD T.V.’s “Michigan Magazine Television”. This small town Michigan girl has quickly emerged from the Midwest region as one of the most talked about female vocalists in years. At the age of 16, she was named by the official magazine of The Country Music Association (Close Up) to their coveted annual list of “Who New To Watch”, along with Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Casey James, Thomas Rhett, Eric Paslay, and several other rising country music stars.
Megan Rae’s dynamic live show features a mix of old and new country favorites, classic rock standards, and her own original material, allowing her power, range, and vocal maturity to shine.
“I believe in my heart that she (Megan Rae) will go far, EXTREMELY far”. ~ Taylor Swift
“Megan has the stuff! She not only belts out the songs from her pretty lips but feels and expresses the music so the listeners can go on the journey with her…she’s a tender-hearted little gal in this big world with a lot to say…I am proud to have performed with her doing background vocals on her songs along with Shaun Murphy. How could anybody do anything but love her? She’s great!” ~ Mark Farner…Formerly of Grand Funk Railroad
“Not since perhaps the Eagles stepping up to support Richard Marx’s debut in the 80’s, can I remember this level of support and peer acceptance for a new artist coming from such industry legends”. ~ Jim Della Croce…Mgr/Publicist Pathfinder Management and The Press Office Nashville
Don't miss Megan Rae and her band IN CONCERT during our Field of Rock Concert Series on July 2nd!