Nashville: Megan Ashley and Joe Haydel S04EP15

On this episode of Roger The Wild Child Show: Nashville, we are joined by singer/songwriters Megan Ashley and Joe Haydel! Also, Callum Kerr of Fox’s new hit series Monarch FOX talks with us about this weeks episode!


Texas Regional Radio's 2019 New Female Vocalist nominee Megan Ashley, is a singer-songwriter born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. With two new co written singles released this past year nearing up to 1 million streams total making 2021 Megan's best year yet! A member of the Texas Country Music Association, Megan grew up with a traditional country background with a touch of gospel which led to her traditional country sound with a modern twist and lyrics that shine her southern values. 

On May 2019, Megan Ashley released her debut EP which includes a duet with Texas Country’s Top Female Vocalist Bri Bagwell and songs written by Megan and co-wrote with Kimberly Dunn, James Hertless from Josh Abbott Band, and many others. Megan’s first single off the EP “River Time” landed on the Top 40's on all Texas Radio Charts and was played on Texas Country radio stations for over 22 weeks!

In between her first and next coming project Megan released two country covers Prayed For You by Matt Stell and Randy Travis' Three Wooden Crosses that one of Texas' biggest artist, Aaron Watson made an appearance on too. Megan has been touring all over Texas and Nashville the past four years, and is continuing to write more songs with other incredible songwriters in Music City, and interacting with over 13K+ social media followers.


Louisiana native Joe Haydel broadens the Nashville soundscape with an original style. Inspired by idols such as John Mayer, Rob Thomas, and John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Joe’s sound is influenced by the alternative rock of the late ’90s and early 2000s. Growing up in a music household, Joe has always been awed by the ability to create sounds with instruments. “Music is almost like a portal into another dimension. It takes me to another place where I’m not thinking about anything else but the song.” 

Haydel moved to Nashville in January of 2020 with nothing but a plan and ambition to fully commit to music. As Joe describes it “for me it’s music or bust.” A year later, Joe inked his first pub deal with Wide Open Music, landed his first outside cut “Even Now” on artist, Chase Bryant, and his own opening slot on Aaron Lewis’ Frayed At Both Ends tour. 

For Joe, no feeling can describe connecting with another person on a musical level. This is just the beginning for Joe, he is excited for what the future holds and cannot wait to share the new music he’s been working on very soon.

Roger the Wild Child Show: Nashville is streamed live every Sunday night 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The show is rebroadcasted on 20+ different podcast platforms. Each week they talk with up-and-coming artists, legends of country music and other influencers to the Nashville scene. Roger is joined by co-hosts Elise Harper and Justin Love, who are both singer/songwriters. Wanna know what’s the nitty gritty from music city? We got your Nashville Music News! Oh, and don’t miss the craziness from Moonshine Shenanigans!

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