Five Minutes With: Calgary Pop Country Artist Megan Dawson

Megan Dawson is an award-winning country/pop artist and songwriter from Calgary, AB. Megan was named Country Music Alberta’s Horizon Female Artist of the Year in 2023. Megan has gained over 2 million collective streams on Spotify, her song “To Fall in Love” hitting #1 at Sirius XM’s Top of the Country produced by Dan Swinimer (Madeline Merlo, Tim Hicks, JoJo Mason) as well as being featured as the official song and model for Lammles Western Wear and Wrangler Barbie collection nationwide.

Megan Dawson
To Fall in Love Press Photo 2023 Megan Dawson. Photo by: Emma-Lee Photography

Name:

Megan Dawson

Genre:

Pop Country

Founded:

2016

# of Albums:

I have released 9 singles so far!

Latest Single:

Feel the Same – Megan Dawson & Flaysher

Latest Video:

This video is currently nominated for Country Music Alberta’s Video of the Year!

Favourite musician growing up:

Shania Twain and Taylor Swift

Favourite musician now:

Kelsea Ballerini and The Band Camino

Guilty pleasure song:

Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

Live show ritual:

A ton of water, a cup of tea with honey, straw breathing and vocal exercises and I like to move around and wander around and move before I go on, even if it’s just walking back and forth!

Favourite local musician:

I’m a big Brettyn Rose fan! She’s amazing. Super catchy songs and is also just an amazing person!

EP or LP?

Both! I would love to do an LP one day, definitely on the bucket list. An EP is hopefully on the horizon soon!

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird for sure. I get so excited for my coffee in the morning.

Road or studio?

Both are amazing but I love working in the studio and being in the creative process of recording. The vibes are always immaculate.

Any shows or albums coming up?

I will be hosting a singer-songwriter round at the Country Music Alberta Awards in Edmonton on March 10th!

Where can we follow you?

Website | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Facebook

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Vegan Street in Inglewood is my favourite vegan restaurant, they have amazing food and the best vibes!

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

I love the Inglewood area in Calgary as there are tons of amazing music venues, local stores and restaurants to check out.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

I love Fish Creek Park near Sun Valley Boulevard, always great for a walk or a picnic.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

I have so many but I love King Eddy, such a great atmosphere, as well as The Prairie Emporium. Such a cool venue and it always creates such a unique experience to take in live music.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

R Guitars is a local guitar repair store that brought life back to my Martin Acoustic guitar, so I would say they’re one of my new faves!

 

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