Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. Please take a look around and listen to the music. We try really hard to keep this site up to date, so if you’re curious as to what I’ve been up to lately, you’ve come to the right place.
At the moment I’m out promoting my new single "Cold". What that means is lots of radio stations visits. During a typical visit, I’ll meet some of the DJs and other radio staffers and then we’ll all go to a conference room and I will play some songs. People are intrigued by my mandolin and always want to know how I came to choose that particular instrument. (you’ll have to read my bio to find out!!)
Marie is now signed with Curb Records and her first single "Cold" is being played on Christian radio stations around the country!
Finally, if you find any peace or inspiration in the songs, email me and let me know. God bless you and thanks again for stopping by.
~ May 18, 2007 ~
Marie’s first single "Cold" made a big leap this week on Christian AC radio, moving up 23 spots from #61 to #38. Christian AC is one of four formats of Christian music that are monitored nationally. The other three formats are CHR (Top 40), Inspirational, and Rock. Of the four formats AC gets the lion’s share of the Christian radio audience, so it’s great news that AC stations are playing Cold.
Cold has been on the national CHR charts for 6 weeks, coming in at #24 this week. The total number of radio listeners who heard Cold last week was about 600,000; 150,000 on CHR stations and 450,000 on AC stations.
Marie will be hitting the road again to meet and thank radio stations who are supporting the song. During the last week of May she will visit stations in VA and TN and then make a trip through the central states (TX to Minnesota) the following week.
Marie also wants to thank you personally for your support of Cold.
~ May 18, 2007 ~
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~ May 17, 2007 ~
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“We are thrilled to have Marie
~ May 17, 2007 ~
According to Power Source magazine who tracks national airplay for Country Christian music, Marie’s song "Mother Must Be Praying" is #3 in the nation for May (up from #14 in April). The Country Christian Music Association sponsors ICM week in Nashville each fall and "based on the response to Mother Must Be Praying" look for Marie to participate in this years event which runs from October 31 through November 4th.
~ April 30, 2007 ~
The Air 1 network of Christian Radio Stations is now playing Cold. Air 1, which is headquarted in Sacramento, CA and broadcasts on over 130 stations around the country, makes Cold accessible to a much larger radio audience. For a complete listing of stations go to www.air1.com/music/stations and remember to call and email in your requests for Cold!
~ April 25, 2007 ~
For the past week Marie has been in Nashville participating in events and activities associated with the 2007 Gospel Music Association Conference. The Curb Records showcase kicked things off on Friday evening with Marie performing for a full house of invited guests at the Musicians Hall of Fame performance hall. On Saturday night Marie performed for a group of radio station program and music directors at Oceanway Studio.
Sunday was the artist’s reception, where press get an opportunity to mingle with many of the artists involved in Christian music. Marie also got to meet many of her Christian music heroes for the first time including, Point of Grace, Rebecca St. James and BarlowGirl.
On Monday Marie performed at the Word Records luncheon showcase. She was introduced and interviewed as the "new kid on the block" by Point of Grace’s Shelly Breen.
Marie’s last event was Tuesday’s luncheon at the Melting Pot restuarant. Word and Curb co-sponsored the invitation-only affair for radio personalities and print press editors.
All in all it was a great week and Marie can now officially declare that she has made it through GMA week! (Actually she can’t wait until next year’s.)
~ March 15, 2007 ~
Cold is now available on iTunes as a single. This week it is featured in the new Christian/Gospel music section. Support Marie and download the song for only $.99. Every purchase is a vote for Marie and helps to establish her as a new Christian artist. Another way to help out is to write a review of her song. iTunes uses a 1 to 5 star system with 5 being the highest rating. If you love Marie and her music here’s a way to show your support!
~ March 14, 2007 ~
Marie recently performed for our servicemen and women at Fort Eustis in Newport News, VA. Marie and multi-Grammy winner Russ Taff were the musical guests for the annual National Day of Prayer on Tuesday March 13th. The day’s events included the traditional prayer breakfast and an evening concert. "I feel blessed to be able to perform for these men and women who are sacrificing so much for our country", says Marie. "I had a great time and everyone was so appreciative. It was truly an amazing experience."
~ March 2, 2007 ~
Marie’s promotional package, which includes the single Cold, has been mailed out to radio stations around the country along with a request that stations begin playing the song on March 9th. In support of all this, Marie has been making station visits including 2 recent radio promotions trips to TX and upcoming trips to TN, FL, CO and CA. Please call or email your requests for "Cold" to your local Christian station.
The WAY-FM radio network and several other stations are already playing "Cold" and it is currently at #16 on WAY-FM’s "Top Twenty Meltdown" show.
~ March 2, 2007 ~
Marie is starting to get noticed by her peers in Christian music even before the release of her first album. As a case in point, this years initial Dove Award voting ballot listed Marie as a choice for New Artist of the Year. She didn’t garner enough votes to make the 2007 list of nominees, but just to be included on the ballot at this early point in her career is quite an accomplishment, and of course there’s always next year…