Melanie Meriney Spills 5 Never-Before-Heard Secrets About Herself – Exclusive!

Melanie Meriney is introducing herself to the world in the most unique way!

The urban/pop country artist shared five never-before-heard secrets about herself to CS Country recently, making us dig her and her music even more.

For those of you who don’t know, Melanie describes herself as an urban/pop country singer who navigating her way through the music business as an artist on the Nashville scene. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Melanie’s first exposure to music was a combination of her mom’s playing country radio around the house, her dad’s love of 80s rock, and the pop, metal, and hip-hop-dominated scene of the Steel City.

Since moving to Nashville, she has had the honor of opening for acts such as Little Big Town and The Commodores, as well as having her songs featured on WSIX radio.

She was nominated for a Nashville Independent Music Award for Best Female Country Artist in 2013, and signed her first publishing deal with Dune Grass Music last year, getting mentions in Billboard, Country Aircheck, and Music Row Magazine.

Earlier this month, she released her EP Up In Lights, which captures her unique background and personality, as she strives to be “a little more edg(y) and a little more honest.”

Keep up with Melanie Meriney by following her on Twitter at @melaniemeriney.

  1. I played travel AAA ice hockey growing up until I moved to Nashville- we were probably in a different city every weekend between myself and my two siblings!

  2. I was a songwriting major at Belmont University and I have a masters degree and teaching license in 7-12 English (which I’m not using!  Music has always been my biggest passion so I had to go for it!)

  3. My cat Elsie plays fetch with hair ties- I rescued her from Nashville Humane Association last year and found out when she started biting my wrist 🙂

  4. I’m a Pittsburgh native, but was actually born in Los Angeles.  We lived in the same condominium building as the voice of Tommy from Rugrats (90s kid all the way!)

  5. Foxes are my favorite animals.  My friend Nicole took me to Chattannooga Zoo for my birthday this year to pet a fennec fox and I pretty much died.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.