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country star Maggie Rose to perform at 98 KCQ Country Music
Mich. -- Maggie Rose Durante was born in 1988
in Potomac, Md. She started singing at the young age
of 16 and performed every now and then with The B Street
Band, a Bruce Springsteen cover band. She attended Clemson
University in South Carolina, but withdrew in her sophomore
year to purse a career in country music.
I came to Nashville about five years ago, via
an introduction from Tommy Mottola to one of the producers
on my debut album, James Stroud, Rose said in
an exclusive interview. Ive just been writing
and performing and putting my band together ever since.
Who were some of your musical influences growing up?
It had a lot to do with who my mom played around
the house, she explained. Patsy Cline, Mary
Chapin Carpenter, Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman and Shania
Twain was my first concert. I love all of those women.
Some people may remember you from your former recording
name Margaret Durante, which you were using a few years
ago. Why did you change it to Maggie Rose?
I decided to make the name change because a lot
of things about my music had changed and evolved,
the new country star added. I wanted to sort of
step back from what I had done. What Im doing
now is much more intentional. To signify that change,
I wanted to go by my nickname, Maggie, and then Rose,
my middle name.
Please tell more about your cover of the Kings of Leon
song Use Somebody.
That was one of the first singles I had released
to country radio as an artist. It was not really my
idea actually. I had another song from my current album
that was set to be released. I got a call from a major
label at the time. It was the suggestion that they made
and sort of the compromise that I had made early in
my career. Ive learned a lot from that experience.
Congratulations on your music video for Maybe
Tonight. I understand you were the first independent
artist to reach No. 1 on the GAC Top 20 Country Countdown.
Its a wonderful sign of support from the
network and my fans, Rose said. Im
just very grateful to have had that experience.
What are some highlights of your new album, Cut to
Cut to Impress has my debut single, I
Aint Your Mama on it, she explained.
I thought it was a great segway into the rest
of the material that youre going to hear on this
album. Its fun and confident and sassy. My current
single is called Better. Its a healing
song that I just really connected to when I first heard
it a couple of years ago. Ive heard all sorts
of stories from people that have related to the song
about losing a job or losing a family member. I wanted
to share something with my listeners to give them a
How would you say this record is different from your
past works as Margaret Durante?
This album is just five years in the making. Its
all different notes of my personality. The songs draw
from different experiences. Theres a confidence
that wasnt there before. It just comes from growing
up and learning who you want to be as an artist. It
asks questions about myself that maybe I hadnt
asked before. I just feel whole hardly this is who I
As the saying goes, you have your whole life to make
your first album, but not so much time to make your
Absolutely. Ive already started working
on the second project. The writing is underway. I have
an amazing band. The live shows really helped direct
me in what songs I want to pick for this second album.
How does it feel to return to the 98 KCQ Country Music
Fest? I saw you perform there two years ago.
It was so much fun when I came in 2011. Im
very excited to be returning with my band that Ive
had for over a year with an album over my belt. Its
going to be a real fun performance. Theyll probably
hear every song thats on my current album. Well
be performing it live. Ive got a bunch of girls
in my band so the girl power thing will definitely be
there. Its going to be high-energy, lots of fun,
rockin country. Ill be on the big stage
this year. Im very honored to be asked back.
I saw on your Wikipedia page that you had done some
work for the Disney Channel. Please tell me more about
It was sort of an accidental opportunity that
I came upon, Rose said. A bunch of friends
of mine in Nashville have a production company. I was
co-writing with them for a Britney Spears impersonation.
It sort of sparked an idea for him. He said, You
should sing this song that I wrote with my friends.
I was just basically doing a demo for them and Disney
heard the song and liked it as is and decided to feature
it on a couple of their shows. I was involved in my
country project so this is something that I was lucky
enough that my friends invited me to be a part of. It
was a great experience.
Were you able to spend some time on the set with the
No, we did all of this from Nashville, she
answered. The three of them did the mixing and
all of that in L.A. My intentions in the beginning were
just to be the singer on the demo of the song. It was
cool to hear my voice on the Disney show. It was definitely
a different format than I ever sung at before.
What are your goals for the next five years?
I want to with my band become a commercial touring
act. I want to get on as many stages as possible. I
hope to release another album within the next five years
and reach as many people as I can. I hope theres
a lot of that in the next five years.
Are there any artists or bands that you would like to
open up for?
Theres a bunch of acts that Id like
to collaborate with. Keith Urban has always been a favorite
of mine. Theres a long list, actually.
Look for Maggie Rose to perform at the 98 KCQ Country
Music Fest on Saturday, June 15 at Noon.
For more information about Maggie Rose, visit www.maggierosemusic.com
country star Margaret Durante to perform at 98 KCQ Country
credit: RPM Entertainment
Rose will entertain audiences June 15 at Noon
on the Main Stage at the Free Country Music
Festival on Ojibway Island in Saginaw, Mich.
credit: RPM Entertainment
for her debut album, Cut to Impress,
in stores now!
Exclusive interview with new country music star
Maggie Rose live at Noon on Saginaw's Ojibway
Corbin takes to the skies via Southwest Airlines and the Travelin'
Tenn. -- Mercury Records’ Easton Corbin
entertained a plane full of Southwest passengers last
Thursday when he traveled from Nashville to Las Vegas.
As part of the Southwest Airlines’ Live at 35™
program in association with Taylor Guitars, Corbin entertained
the passengers by performing three of his hit songs,
“Roll With It,” “A Little More Country
Than That,” and “Lovin’ You Is Fun”
with a travel-sized Taylor guitar. The guitar will be
given away in a sweepstakes; eligible participants can
enter through June 14, only on southwest.com/taylortour.
Corbin to Support Blake Shelton on "Ten Times Crazier"
Entertainer of the Year and Grammy nominee, Blake Shelton
will embark on a headlining tour of the U.S. beginning
July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA. The “Ten Times
Crazier” Tour, which features special guest Mercury
Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female
Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, will criss-cross
the country this summer.
Nation’s 2013 Country Megaticket is the first
opportunity for fans to purchase tickets by visiting
and signing up to receive more information about this
year’s Country Megaticket in their city.
Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/21 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/26 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/27 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/1 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/2 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8/3 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/11 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/29 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/30 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre
8/31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/6 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
9/7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
9/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
9/13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
9/14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
9/19 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
9/20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
9/21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
9/26 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
9/27 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
9/28 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
10/4 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
10/5 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
credit: UMG Nashville
Corbin aboard a Southwest Airlines plane
Easton Corbin live at 1:30 p.m. on Saginaw's Ojibway
Allan debuts "Pieces" with Bones on the Bobby Bones
Tenn. -- Tomorrow, June 5, fans of multi-platinum
Country artist Gary Allan will get a sneak peek of his
new music video “Pieces,” courtesy of The
Bobby Bones Show. Allan, who will drop by the program’s
Nashville studio to talk to Bones, Lunchbox and Amy
about his new music video and answer questions from
fans, will share the video exclusively on www.BobbyBones.com
24 hours before it debuts on CMT/GAC TV.
addition, Allan will co-host Country Top 30 with Bobby
Bones the weekend ofJune 15 and 16. Allan will help
Bones, Lunchbox and Amy countdown the top Country songs
of the week and share conversations with the artists.
Please visit www.BobbyBones.com
to find a radio station in your area or tune in on iHeartRadio.com
and the iHeartRadio mobile app.
the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won
over legions of fans with his signature blend of rugged
vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances.
He has sold over 7 million albums and released five
platinum and gold albums in a row including three that
topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart, with his
latest, SET YOU FREE, also topping the Billboard 200.
Allan has topped the singles charts with five #1 hits
at country radio and has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits
to his credit. He has been described as “dark
and dreamy” inEntertainment Weekly, “soulful
and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed
a “maverick” by Rolling Stone. He has sold
out venues as a headliner from coast to coast, appeared
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy
Kimmel Live and has landed on the covers of Country
Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine.
While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan
has remained true to his artistic voice each step of
About The Bobby Bones Show
live from WSIX in Nashville, The Bobby Bones Show airs
weekday mornings from 5 to 10 a.m. CT. Each day, hosts
Bobby Bones, Lunchbox and Amy welcome the biggest names
in country music and entertain listeners with their
unique mix of pop-culture news and information, crazy
stunts and hilarious conversations. Nationally syndicated
by Premiere Networks, The Bobby Bones Show broadcasts
on Country radio stations nationwide and is also available
on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear
Channel’s all-in-one free digital listening service.
Bones is also host of Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones,
a four-hour weekend Country music program. Each week,
Bones, Lunchbox and Amy showcase the top Country songs,
in addition to sharing their conversations with the
artists. For more information, please visit www.BobbyBones.com.
credit: UMG Nashville
Allan's latest album, Set You Free
Gary Allan live at 3:30 p.m. on Saginaw's Ojibway
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