Megan McCormick, the gifted singer, songwriter and guitarist whose debut album 'Honest Words' is out August 17th from Ryko, might just be the most famous woman raised in Wasilla, Alaska who wasn't once the state's governor. But the 23-year-old McCormick, described by Nashville Scene as "an affecting singer, a deep and nuanced songwriter, and a musical polyglot who can rock out too,” has little in common with Sarah Palin. Even some apparent similarities are illusory.
Both were born in Idaho (McCormick in Coeur d'Alene, Palin in Sandpoint) and moved to Alaska when they were very young. McCormick, however, left at 16.
Both play instruments. McCormick is a virtuoso on guitar, lap steel, mandolin and bass who attended East Tennessee State University’s acclaimed bluegrass program; Palin played the flute in the talent portion of the Miss Alaska pageant.
Both talk about change. Palin likes to make fun of believing in it; McCormick wrote the soulful “Things Change” about it.
Both McCormick and Palin stake a claim to truth. But only McCormick is releasing an album that uses 'Honest Words' as its title.
Both are noted for their personal style. "Megan McCormick is the complete picture, with great songs, a great voice, and a cool haircut," said American Songwriter. Palin's clothing and hair styling have been controversial topics.