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About Miko Marks:
While Miko Marks is no newcomer to the music industry, Our Country (via Redtone Records), is her first album in 13 years. Making her way to Music City in 2003 to fully immerse herself in the country music community, Marks successfully received well-deserved accolades - “Nashville’s Hottest New Country Star” by People Magazine and “Best New Country Artist” by New Music Weekly. However, her efforts to be fully embraced by the industry in return proved to be elusive. “In trying to pursue the gates of Nashville, I discovered that there were high fences made of stone,” Marks said of her experience in the early 2000s. This experience ultimately led her to pick up her life and move to California to start anew, never giving up on the dream she was devoted to. After a 13-year hiatus, Marks proves to be a bonafide maverick that has blazed an unprecedented trail in the music industry. Marks returns, eager to spread not only her music, but a message of unity and outspokenness for Black musicians in country music and beyond. Marks works towards an ever evolving dream of creating art that is not stereotyped or pigeonholed by a specific genre and is created with no borders or boundaries. Her most recent album, Our Country, was released in March 2021 and garnered praise from NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Rolling Stone and Billboard, among others. Marks continues to release music via Redtone Records with an EP set to release this fall and a US tour to support.
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