Back to live music has been nothing short of that for Owen Riegling this year, and the small-town, down-to-earth, country-rocker has proved he’s more than ready for the big stage.
Riegling is hot off his win as the 2022 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase winner. He had the opportunity to play the main stage, one he’s dreamed of stepping foot on for many years.
As part of Country Music Week at the 2022 CCMA Awards, Owen will take part in Sirroma Entertainment’s Diamonds In The Rough showcase, playing two sets throughout the weekend.
He first picked up the guitar at eleven years old and hasn’t put it down. Embracing his small town roots and a lifestyle that breeds country songs, Riegling showcased his talent with his debut release, “Smoke Man”, which is featured on his 2020 EP Empty Room. Since releasing his EP, Owen has been working on his next body of work, which will feature a new depth to his songwriting and an elevated sound that truly shows his dedication to growth as an artist and producer.
Owen’s identity is carefully laced into the lyrics he pens, tipping his hat to roots that inspire his craft. With a unique voice and the ability to transport listeners through soulful metaphors, Riegling has created a sound that will remain timeless, even as he evolves as an artist.