Danielle Marie
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Danielle Marie

Chilliwack, BC, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Chilliwack, BC, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Country Pop




"Danielle Marie @ Starlite Room"

Danielle Marie took the headlining spot, and she turned heads when she played 2 back-to-back sets. Originally from Morinville, AB, she is a great representation of women in country music. From her personable, in-your-face, and sassy stage persona, to her star-worthy vocal range – Danielle Marie knows how to command a crowd. - Jerad Bowes ~ XM105 fm

"CCMA Spotlight Award winner Danielle Marie At Edmonton's Starlite Room"

2015 Canadian Country Music Association's Spotlight Award winner Danielle Marie headlines the first ever all country show at Edmonton's Starlite Room. The singer brought the crowd to their feet along with Alyssa Strand, Nicky Pearsen and Melody Love Joy - Ron Palmer ~ Demotix

"BC Country Music Association ANNOUNCES the FINAL BALLOT NOMINEES !!"

The BCCMA is proud to announce it’s final nominees, in no particular order: - BCCMA

"TOP 3 Artist Development Winners Announced"

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Country Music Association and Music BC have announced the
Top 3 winners in the BCCMA / MusicBC Artist Development Project. After exhilarating
adjudicated performances at the Cloverdale Rodeo, Rockin’ River Music Festival and the
finales at the TapHouse in Surrey we are proud to announce: - BCCMA

"CCMA Spotlight Performance WINNER"

Canadian Country Music Association announces the 2015 Spotlight Performance Winner. - CCMA

"Goin' To The Top"

If Danielle Marie had lost the 2015 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, she would just be another young hopeful trying to climb the slippery slopes of the country music industry. - St. Albert Gazzete

"2015 Unsigned Only Semi Finalist"

Danielle Marie has been named a 2015 Unsigned Only Semi-Finalist for 2 of her original songs off her new album ‘Here Right Now’. This is a world wide unique music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the world who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer: a band, singer, or solo artist…a newcomer or veteran…raw or polished – the “gem” that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package.

‘Hangin’ Out’ and ‘Did I Make You This Way’ are semi-finalists in the Country category and ‘Did I Make You This Way’ is also a semi-finalist in the Screen Shot category. - Unsigned Only

"Karen-Lee Batten @ Railway Club"

Danielle Marie Kept Me Up Too Late

It is shameful to admit, but it had been quite some time since I had visited the Railway Club. With Danielle Marie opening for Karen-Lee Batten at such a nice and intimate venue, I decided I would head to the show. The Railway Club has been hosting music since 1981, with acts that include the Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies, so I was happy to be heading back to one of the original, and longest lasting, music venues in Vancouver.

Carly McKillip, of One More Girl, had expressed to VIES Magazine the change in country music, it was a change that I had been noticing, and a change that was bound to open up more music to me. This was only going to be my second country show and had headliner Karen-Lee Batten supported by opening acts of Andrew Christopher (who, on his Facebook page, is coined as creating Acoustic Love Country Rap Rock songs) and Danielle Marie (Country Alt Rock Pop).

Andrew hit the stage, played a few songs that I would not really consider country, played a song he said was his most country, played a cover of Toes by Zac Brown, who Andrew suggested was the best country musician right now, and then temporarily came off stage before rejoining Danielle Marie with her set. He definitely has a voice that can sing country songs, but most the songs he played seemed to be on the ‘Acoustic Love’ side more than the ‘Country Rock’ side of the spectrogram.

The other McKillip sister, Britt, had told me, at my first country concert, that country music was fun and that you could not go to a show and not have a good time. Well, Danielle Marie came on stage and did what she needed to do to prove this statement to me. Danielle engages the crowd by looking out at them, moving around the stage, and, most importantly, she doesn’t hide boringly behind a microphone. She is fun and fills a room with high energy, and as she dances up on stage you cannot help but to want to get up and dance too. She did a mixed up version of Mad World with Pumped Up Kicks that was good s&%t, but it was a couple of her own songs that really kicked things up a notch. Check out The Most Country Song and decide for yourself.

The worst part about the night, for me, came when I looked at my watch as Karen-Lee Batten took to the stage. I had been excited to see her for a while but sadly it was going to have to wait. My watch had revealed to me that I had to be awake in less than five hours after she took to stage. All I could manage to do was take a few photographs and enjoy a couple of her songs before I had to succumb to my need for sleep. Great apologies to a great musician who I will definitely check out soon enough. - VIES Magazine

"Danielle Marie Does It Again"

We recently told you how local Danielle Marie has been making her way through a very competitive 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition.... - Vermilion Voice

"Danielle Marie a Semi-Finalist"

Local talent Danielle Marie has some exciting updates to share... - Vermilion Voice

"After a snowboarding accident, Edmonton country singer Danielle Marie replaces ballroom dancing with making music, set to open up K-Days"

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:44:20 MDT PM

Local musician Danielle Marie sang her ABCs before she could talk. Music has always been a part of the 18-year-old’s life, from when she took piano from age five to singing in her high school choir to now, when music took the forefront of her artistic energy after dancing had to step out of the limelight.

At age five, she also began to dance, and the art form, after encouragement from her friends and family, became her focus. That is until 2011, when she injured her knee snowboarding, forcing her to keep off her feet for eight months — her coach wasn’t happy, she said.

“I wasn’t very happy with it at the time, but it made me focus more on music, so it was kind of a blessing in disguise,” she said, noting that her time dancing had only added to her love of music, as the two go hand-in-hand.

Though she has shifted focus to music, Marie still enjoys dance and hopes to get back into it one day. Last April, she entered a ballroom dance competition in San Francisco, her last — at least for awhile.

While entering the world of music is a daunting one, Marie hopes to challenge the idea that being a successful musician is an unrealistic goal.

“I was one of those people who thought you should just follow the norm, but I guess when I injured my knee, it made me think that you don’t always have to do what everyone kind of wants you to do. You can follow your own dreams.”

Originally, Marie had considered writing indie-pop songs, though after talking to her friends and family, she settled, instead, with country music, drawing upon her roots in small communities like Vermilion (where she was born) and Morinville (where she spent much of her schooling).

Marie writes music compulsively, often dropping everything and humming into her phone’s voice recorder when a melody strikes, and having caught flack from her mother for putting off her studies to strum on her guitar. “My brother and sister tease me that I write about boys too much,” she said with a laugh.

Her debut More than Just a Girl came out last November.

Last August, she travelled to Nashville to record the tracks, and the budding musician recalls the feeling of being in the same studio in which Elvis recorded, she said.

“It was a really humbling experience,” she said.

After sending the rough tracks to Vancouver to engineering, she sent the album’s single Back Road to 128 stations across Canada, and was pleased to hear that 12 added it to their playlists.

Marie will also be kicking off this year’s K-Days festivities, performing a two-hour, 22-song set at the Legislature building from 7 – 9 a.m. for the Premier’s Breakfast.

Two days prior, she will once again be recording tracks — four that she hopes to add to her upcoming project that she will continue this summer.

For more information, visit daniellemariemusic.ca - Edmonton Examiner


Danielle Marie King was born and raised in Vermilion until the age of 7 when she and her family moved to the small hamlet of Cardiff Echoes... - Vermilion Voice


Still working on that hot first release.



2017 BC Country Music Association Female vocalist of the Year Nominee, recently released her new single, ‘As Long As I’m Awake’ , produced by Scott Cooke (Scotty Chops), known for his work with Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Old Dominion, Chase Rice and Dallas Smith to name a few. She’s looking to build off of her last single with Cooke, ‘‘I Wanna Go There’, which charted in the top 100 across Canada. Danielle was also the recipient of the 2015 BC Country Music Assoc. Ray McAuley Horizon Award & the 2015 Canadian Country Music Assoc. Spotlight Performance winner. She is currently back in the studio working with Cooke on her 2018 project.

This past summer she was honoured to be on the bill for Gone Country, alongside Tim Hicks, Jojo Mason, Karen Lee Batten and more and to have headlined one of the largest country fairs in Canada in her hometown. 2016 kept Danielle busy with some incredible shows. She opened for the George Canyon Jekyll & Hyde tour in Kamloops, opened the Big Valley Jamboree Kickoff Party for headliners Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and Dierks Bently, then performed 2 shows at Sunfest in BC for the same headliners, played Main Stage at the 10th Anniversary Manitoulin Country Festin Ontario alongside Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Blackjack Billy and Juno award winners The Road Hammers. She closed out the summer opening for Corb Lund at vEGGfest in Vegreville, Alberta. Danielle is also no stranger to large crowd performances, including The Legends Show at Canadian Country Music Awards 2015, and the BC Country Music awards this past October 2016 where she was also nominated for Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

She will have some more exciting announcements to make soon!!

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