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Dreams > Dollars

Release date: 5.19.17

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May 19, 2017

Maggie Rose EP 'Dreams > Dollars' Out Today

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May 5, 2017

Maggie Rose to release anthemic new EP 'Dreams > Dollars' (May 19)

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February 23, 2017

"What's Next in Nashville" (NPR) Announces 2017 Tour

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January 31, 2017

CMT “Next Women Of Country” Maggie Rose And Post Monroe Join Martina Mcbride’s “Love Unleashed Tour”

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About Maggie Rose:

When it comes to music, Maggie Rose doesn't let other things define her — not prevailing trends, not marketing labels, not even her own past.

Maggie Rose defines herself.

A woman of exceptional versatility and variety, the Nashville-based artist draws from the many musical genres at play in the city — a love of storytelling and substantive lyrics learned from country music, an affinity for finely crafted pop production, R&B's commitment to an irresistible groove. Familiar elements all, but Maggie Rose combines them in a singular way. It's always honest, always her.

Born in Maryland, Maggie sang before she could talk. Early on, she sang in church choirs and at weddings. She developed her stage chops throughout high school with a Bruce Springsteen cover band, a group that also backed her first performances of original music.

Bright and ambitious, Maggie entered Clemson University as a vocal performance major. She left school in her sophomore year after meeting with renowned music executive Tommy Mottola. Mottola, a driving force behind the careers of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and many others, heard Maggie's music and suggested a move to Nashville, paving her way by providing contacts.

"It wasn't an easy decision for me," Maggie says. “I valued my education and missed the friends I’d made at Clemson. But thankfully my parents backed me every step of the way. I wouldn’t have come this far without their love and support.”

Maggie found herself in a music scene that seemed to be growing in every direction at once. “I wanted to soak up the artistry that surrounded me," she says. "I wrote and co-wrote constantly in order to hone my songwriting skills. Of course, I was scared and lonely in a strange new town — after all, I was only 19 and on my own. But I was determined to find my own voice and personal style. It was an intense process … It still is.”

In Nashville, she became a seasoned performer and recording artist. Her mesmerizing sets on the Country Throwdown Tour with Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow's Free and Easy Tour expanded her fan base. She became a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bobby Bones Show. Taste of Country promised that her debut album ‘Cut to Impress,’ produced by the legendary James Stroud and Blake Chancey, would “stop listeners in their tracks.”

Jon Caramanica of the New York Times called 'Cut to Impress' “one of the year’s best country releases,” adding that “Maggie Rose is a sturdy heartbreaker on this album, which is full of astute, aggrieved songwriting (by herself and others) and attitude that even in the post-Miranda Lambert era feels knifelike.”

Maggie won an Emmy Award in 2014 for “Get Ya Game On,” which she wrote for Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins. The Grand Ole Opry has invited her to go on the air 40 times in counting, and Vogue dubbed her a “country ‘It’ girl.”

All good, but for Maggie something was missing. “I grew up on Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks, sure," she says. "I also listened to the Stones, Michael Jackson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sinatra … you name it. My tastes have always been diverse. When I look at my favorite artists today, versatility is their brand. I knew there was so much more that I could do. I had been restraining myself.”

New priorities surfaced. She began producing, first with her own music and then that of other artists like The Morrison Brothers Band.  She would reach beyond the comforts of country to divine influences she’d suppressed since arriving in Nashville in 2008. Rather than conform to a single genre, she vowed to sculpt her new sound honestly and fearlessly.

With that, in part to address the scarcity of female artists on country radio, Maggie Rose launched a daring new project.

Throughout the summer of 2015, she posted a new, original song to IAmMaggieRose.com each week, inviting candid comments from all who would listen. She courageously ventured beyond "what is considered ‘radio friendly’ … without reservations and without any apologies.”

Maggie's website traffic exploded. Visitors witnessed her new sound taking shape. It became bigger, exhilarating, vibrant with hip-hop energy and high-impact ’80s rock — pretty much everything Maggie had absorbed along the way.

Her new music sparked an enthusiasm that gave Maggie much-needed affirmation. “I was so tired of compromising myself I didn’t even know if I wanted to be a performer anymore," she says. "The people who came to my website reinvigorated my love for music.”

Credit her fans, then, for what promises to be the rebirth of Maggie Rose. With barriers down, horizons broadened and boundless possibilities ahead, Maggie compiled the daring tracks into ‘The Variety Show - Vol.1.'  The sound is as varied and energetic as Rose herself.

Maggie subsequently teamed up with high-powered manager Narvel Blackstock of Starstruck Management, positioning her to carve out a space for herself in the country world.

“The words I apply to myself are ‘dynamic’ and ‘intentional,’” she says. “Artists often are encouraged to focus on one genre, but that’s not for me. I want to experiment. That’s how I grow. That’s why I’ve started exploring what I can do as a producer. I want to perform all over the world. My proclivity is to step out of my comfort zone every day. That’s how I learn, by breaking my own barriers. That’s why I feel, for the first time, that I can really be an artist I was meant to be.”

On May 19, Maggie will release ‘Dreams > Dollars,' a five-song EP she penned and co-produced. Fueled by love and loss and her own personal experiences with the two, the EP showcases Maggie’s evolution into “one of country’s rising storytellers” (Washington Post). ‘Dreams > Dollars’ plays as an exuberant, anthemic collection, delivering poignant clarity through her relatable stories of love, success and struggle. Provocative lead-off track “Body On Fire” features Maggie’s sultry vocals setting free the yearning urgency of required love. A tender guitar intro builds to the lust-filled crescendo, "you don't even need to try, you just set my body on fire!" It hits right in the solar plexus and you wait for it to happen again and again. Her explosive range empowers listeners to embrace their bodies and sexuality. The track debuted exclusively on Spotify’s Wild Country + New Music Friday (5.5). 

 

Maggie Rose Mini Bio:

With super-sized vocals and genre-spanning songwriting chops that blur the lines between country, pop and rock, Maggie Rose has earned a loyal audience, both in her adopted hometown of Nashville and beyond. It's an audience that's grown with her for nearly a decade, spending days as a songwriter and nights sharing the stage with artists like Tim McGraw and Sheryl Crow. Through it all, Rose has established herself as a rare triple threat: a multi-faceted artist who can write, perform, and produce a hit song.

Raised in Maryland, Rose cut her teeth as the leader of a Bruce Springsteen cover band before beginning to write her own songs, drawing on her unique background — including a move to Nashville as a 19-year-old — for inspiration. Since then, she's filled her resume with accolades, awards, and chart hits, including more than 30 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, an Emmy Award, multiple performances on the nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones Show, and praise from outlets like Vogue, The New York Times and NPR.

The buzz has reached a fever-pitch with her newer songs, many of which were debuted on Rose's website during the summer of 2015, that combine the exhilaration of hip-hop with the impact of '80s rock and the rootsy, story-based stomp of country music. This scene-stealing look and sound was carried over to her latest EP, ’The Variety Show - Vol.1,’ which came out in April 2016.  

On May 19, Maggie will release ‘Dreams > Dollars,' a five-song EP she penned and co-produced. Fueled by love and loss and her own personal experiences with the two, the EP showcases Maggie’s evolution into “one of country’s rising storytellers” (Washington Post). ‘Dreams > Dollars’ plays as an exuberant, anthemic collection, delivering poignant clarity through her relatable stories of love, success and struggle. Provocative lead-off track “Body On Fire” features Maggie’s sultry vocals setting free the yearning urgency of required love. A tender guitar intro builds to the lust-filled crescendo, "you don't even need to try, you just set my body on fire!" It hits right in the solar plexus and you wait for it to happen again and again. Her explosive range empowers listeners to embrace their bodies and sexuality. The track debuted exclusively on Spotify’s Wild Country + New Music Friday (5.5). 

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