I began my musical journey when I was six years old. I joined a local
youth theater organization and got involved in musical theater. It
wasn't until I was about 10 that I decided that I wanted to be a country
musician (because of Leann Rimes!) and ever since then I have been working on
making it as a country artist. I taught myself the guitar when I was 13
and have been writing ever since.
I am based in San Diego, CA but I hope to be moving to Nashville, TN in
about a year and a half, after I graduate from high school.
The biggest influence on my music is and has always been Keith Urban.
His talent is absolutely incredible. He has amazing stage presence, rocks
His guitar, and seems to be a genuinely nice person. I always look to him
For inspiration first. Plenty of other country musicians have influenced my
style like Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Leann Rimes,
Shania Twain, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, and tons of
others. I am consistently influenced by both the changing and the
traditional sounds of country music. I am also influenced by my own
personal experiences, using those to inspire new songs, music, and
lyrics to bring to the table.
I have always described my sound as the child that would be born if
Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood got married. :) It's a blend of true southern
rock and modern country twang. Those are my two biggest influences and I
draw musical and lyrical inspiration from the both of them.
Aja Alycean - Back-up Vocals
Jackie Foster - Backup Vocals
Ken Rash - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar.
My EP is self titled, "Christine Marie". The EP can be purchased on my web-site, the songs can be purchased on I-Tunes; they can also be heard on www.jango.com and http://nbrn.fm. My website is www.christinemariesings.com
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Christine Marie is on her way to becoming a country star...with the brains, talent and a voice that ...Christine Marie is on her way to becoming a country star...with the brains, talent and a voice that will surely rock the radio."
Christa Fletcher, Program Director, www.channeone.com
August 2, 2010
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Besides being compared to Kelly Clarkson (wow!), Mr. Bradford states Christine "...certainly has the...Besides being compared to Kelly Clarkson (wow!), Mr. Bradford states Christine "...certainly has the pipes to validate her solo status, and her music feels more honest than other squeaky clean starlets. The beautiful pedal steel doesn't hurt either."
San Francisco area performance
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Watched you perform live in San Francisco a short time back. You sounded great and I look forward t...Watched you perform live in San Francisco a short time back. You sounded great and I look forward to the day a label picks you up with a recording contract so that the rest of the world can hear you too!
W. Steven Martin
CMA Personality of the Year, and member of the Broadcasters Hall of Fame
Christine Marie - EP
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Christine Marie is a California girl with southern intentions. A singer/songwriter not yet out of h...Christine Marie is a California girl with southern intentions. A singer/songwriter not yet out of her teens, Christine Marie is already a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International and BMI, and is planning to move to Nashville as she starts college in 2011. In 2009, Christine Marie released her self-titled debut EP, a 3-song collection of pop country inspired by the likes of Garth Brooks, Leanne Rimes and Keith Urban.
Christine Marie opens with delicious pop/country of "Boy Behind The Radio", tracking the dreams of a young girl with a crush on a singer making her own dreams come true by becoming the girl behind the radio and someday meeting the voice. Incredibly catchy, Christine Marie works the song for all its worth. The song is universally appealing as there isn't a person out there who hasn't entertained a similar dream at least once in their life. "Let's Do Somethin' About It" comes from the same country/pop lineage. Christine Marie offers up a dynamic vocal performance, singing lead and harmony vocals on the EP. There's a bit of a Jackson Browne-meets-Shania Twain aesthetic here that's hard to ignore. Christine Marie closes with "It Starts Today", a musical resolution to go out and grab life by the horns and take what the world has to offer. Once again a highly catchy turn, all the more appealing as the song (and the rest of the EP) hasn't been glossed over with the sort of high production values that steal life from the music.
There's so much to consider in thoughts of who will "make it" and who will not. Who you know and luck are big components of bridging the gap between being great and being famous, and such things cannot be predicted. From a talent standpoint, from voice to sound to affability, Christine Marie displays the tools it takes to become a household name. The songs offers on Christine Marie are catchy and accessible, with the sort of energy that tends to light up the request lines at country radio. It might not happen right now, but don't be surprised if Christine Marie makes it big someday.
Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
Three original songs, "Boy Behind the Radio", "Let's Do Somethin' About It" and "It Starts Today" I do a variety of country covers: Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride!
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