Meghan Patrick’s Musical Journey Comes To Life In ‘My First Car’ Music Video

“Every bit of this video is a true representation of how I got to where I’m at now,” she says.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 3, 2021

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Meghan Patrick recently unveiled the music video for her latest single, “My First Car” and it tells the personal story of her life and career. 

The two-time CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year took the autobiographical route with the music video, which showcases scenes of Patrick at awards shows, her live shows, and various red carpet events. The clip then flashes back five years to show Patrick busking on the street for tips and ultimately getting a phone call that would change her life forever. 

Based on a true story, the Sean Hagwell-directed clip portrays the actual events that led to the rising star getting a record deal at the moment her 22-year-old GMC truck broke down in a parking lot. 

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“I didn’t want this to be another video of people partying around a truck,” says Patrick. “The truck I wrote this song about meant so much more to me than that. The idea of showing the life of my truck autobiographically in relation to the journey of my career, felt like the perfect treatment.”

“That truck drove me to many gigs, drove me away from toxic relationships, and drove me right into the parking lot of Warner Music Canada the day I signed my record deal,” she adds. “And yes, it really died in that very same parking lot, as if to say ‘this is as far as I take you.’ Every bit of this video is a true representation of how I got to where I’m at now.”

Click above to watch Meghan Patrick‘s “My First Car” music video. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.