American Music Exchange

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native Megan Sheehan began singing and performing at age 10. She performed on the Texas and Oklahoma Opry circuits for many years. Throughout her high school career, Megan performed for businesses, annual community events, and college and professional level sporting events. At age 14, Megan received an opportunity to be the concert opener for Patty Loveless. Megan has also represented Oklahoma and the southwest region on a national level in country music singing competitions. These competitions gave her the opportunity to perform in many cities throughout the United States.

After graduating from Broken Arrow High School, Megan moved to Nashville in 1999 to attend Belmont University. During her freshman year, Megan recorded an independent album entitled Hey Good Lookin’: The Songs of Hank Williams, Sr., which was well received throughout the United States and Europe. That same year, Megan was crowned Miss Broken Arrow through the Miss America Organization and represented her home town in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant.

In 2001, Megan was one of four students chosen to perform in Belmont’s coveted Country Showcase, where students are given the opportunity to perform in front of their peers and the community.

Megan graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business from Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Music Business and Entertainment. After graduating, Megan opted to stay in Nashville to pursue a country music career. She signed a publishing deal with a songwriting company to further her writing skills and also worked at a Nashville music hot spot, Judge Bean’s BBQ, where singers and songwriters showcase. She was discovered by renowned record producer, James Stroud, while singing there. In January of 2008 Stroud announced he would be opening Stroudavarious Records and signed Megan soon after. She is looking forward to recording her debut album this year.

Megan is proud and excited to be a part of the 2009 Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week, and have the country of China be a part of her musical journey.

Awards:

• Named Best Act Under 16 for the Johnnie High Country Music Revue in Arlington, Texas in 1994
• Named Best Act Under 16 for the McSwain Opry in Ada, Oklahoma 1995
• Won the State Finals for the True Value Country Showdown singing competition in both 1995 and 1997
• Performed on national television in 1995 on the National Final of the True Value Country Showdown, one of six finalists in the country
• Performed on national television in 1998 on the National Final of the Prime Time Country “On the Road to Nashville” Talent Search, one of four finalists in the country
• Won Talent Night of the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in 2000
• Chosen as a one of four performers for the Country Music Showcase at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2001

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Ruth Lowe is a song writer, musician and a writer. She used to work as a lead guitarist for different local bands in Sydney, Australia.
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