AIRPLAY MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: MEGHAN RICE
Updated: Jun 30
Meghan Rice has just released a new single entitled "Caged Bird"....her exquisite vocal delivery on this soon to be timeless classic musical track is sure to attract the attention of music lovers everywhere. The song was written by Meghan, Terrence Ford, Daniel Wearring, Cameshea McKee and Jim Trompeter.
Solid Production provided by GodFrame and Jim Trompeter. 'Caged Bird' transcends traditional music genres. It is currently on heavy rotation at our Cleveland affiliate WHTL 95.2 FM Tha Land and is being well received by listeners, judging by the volume of playlist requests.
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Meghan Rice is an artist who uses personal experiences, colorful imagery, and a variety of musical genres to create her music. She leads worship in spaces that have allowed her to develop an ear for what God is saying to His people in that moment. Her lyrical delivery is beautifully unconventional and the way that she connects with the heart of God, especially in live settings, fills the room with his tangible, healing presence. She aims to make her worship experiences relational, transparent, and raw.
Singing and Songwriting Journey
"I have been singing for as long as I can remember. As a three year-old, I recall adding new lyrics to my nursery rhymes. My family always encouraged my love for the arts, and allowed me to go to various auditions for shows, plays, and small feature films. In college, I was in a reggae band, a jazz band, and a gospel choir called Judah Chorale. Then I joined the worship team for Chi Alpha, a campus ministry, and I became a member of the choir at my church in Arkansas, The Church Alive.
Writing music began as a way to convey my feelings about some of the painful things that I had experienced in life. I did not always feel comfortable sharing my thoughts and emotions, but I desperately needed a way to express myself. I started with poetry and progressed to songwriting. I have found that some of my deepest longings are met in moments of artistic release. I feel heard and held and safe."
"Growing up, I thought I had a perfect family life⎯⎯my father played professional football and my mother owned two successful businesses⎯⎯ then turbulence hit. My parents started having relationship problems and I ended up with a mysterious illness that left me unable to walk. Doctors gave me a 50/50 chance of living.
I remember my mom sitting next to my bed, and saying, “Meghan, if I could trade places and take this sickness upon myself I would.” I responded, “Mom, it’s okay. When I die, I’m going to heaven!” She just started bawling. As she left the room, I heard God’s voice for the first time, and He said, “Meghan, that is selfish for you to want to be with me now. Your Mommy and Daddy need you.” I was shocked to think that wanting to be in heaven was selfish. After thinking it through, I replied, “God, if it’s okay with you, please let me live so my Mom and Dad won’t be sad.”
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