Country singer Conner to perform at Washburn

ReAnne Utemark

Megan Conner will play at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Washburn Room of the Memorial Union. Conner’s musical influences are firmly rooted in country.

Conner was raised in Texas and graduated from Baylor University with a degree in theater performance. She then moved to New York City where she found success in fitness.

Paul Vance discovered Conner and produced her recording as a country artist in New York. She began incorporating her music into her fitness classes, producing a special style of spin classes called “spinertainment.” This impressed music executives who attended her classes in New York City. After she built a strong fan base, she moved to Nashville.

Conner was recently on “The Next Big GAC Star” on the Great American Country channel. She was one of the top four finalists. Throughout her rise to fame, her attitude towards her music remains unchanged.

“No matter if there are 5,000 people or five people in the room that I am performing in – if I connect or touch just one person then I consider myself a success,” said Connor.

The event is sponsored by Phi Beta Lambda, International Business Club, Washburn Sales and Marketing Executives, Washburn University School of Business, Campus Activities Board, 94.5 Country, WIBW Channel 13 and the Washburn Student Government Association.

Brian Haug, the live music director for CAB, said her enthusiasm for her music was infectious.

“She is energetic and gets the audience into her music,” said Haug. “We thought it would be a great opportunity for Washburn to have an up-and-coming Nashville star.”

Admission to the Conner concert is free and refreshments will be served starting at 8 p.m.