Katie Mariah
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Katie Mariah


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"Rising Star Katie Mariah Shines at CD Release Party"

Katie Mariah’s CD Hit the
Ground Running, was not the only
thing released on Feb. 6, writes
Brad Davis at neighborsgo.com.
Mariah and her management
team, Wayrock, chose Sabine Creek
Ranch in Royse City as the venue for
the local country rock artist to debut
all of the tracks from her new CD.
The event drew more than 200 people.
Royse City and the surrounding
areas released at least 100 new fans
who came out to see Mariah perform
for the first time.
The room was filled with press
coverage (including neighborsgo
editor Dawn Redig), a local radio
DJ and a television producer looking
at Mariah for a possible TV
show. Record producer Cary
Pierce was also on hand.
”It was an incredible experience,
and I am so grateful to the
people for coming out to celebrate
this release with me,” Mariah said.
Davis described the scene, saying
that as concertgoers drove toward
Sabine Creek Ranch, they followed
a spotlight shining in the
evening sky, letting everyone know
there was a bright star on the
Once parked, there was a line to
get into the event, and guests received
a free copy of Mariah’s new
CD, free popcorn provided by Popcorn
Papa in Garland and the opportunity
to buy one of the rising
star’s T-shirts or 8x10 photos. Coffee
and homemade cookies were
supplied by the Well Coffee
Lounge in Royse City.
An autograph signing followed
the concert, and then Mariah,
friends and fans headed to Blue
Canyon at The Harbor for an after
“Mariah is now catching her
breath and preparing for the
shooting of her second music
video,” Davis wrote. The three-day
shoot begins Feb. 27, and according
to Wayrock, a portion of the
video may be shot locally, so stay
tuned! - DallasNews.com


Hit The Ground Running 2009 Wayrock Music



With a soulful voice compared to the likes of Alison Krauss, Katie Mariah’s music merges a handful of influences and decades of style. With a blend of the 60’s and 70’s rock/folk that her parents raised her on and her own love of country and bluegrass, Katie’s music is a unique addition to the current industry landscape.

After performing everywhere and any way she could in her hometown of Enid, Oklahoma, Katie moved to New York City to study music and theater. After growing as an artist in the big city, Katie wanted to return home. While studying at the Oklahoma State University, Katie crafted her writing and performing skills. Though majoring in journalism with a minor in music, her college days were not all work and studying, she was even crowned Miss Oklahoma State University.

Once graduating from college, Katie married and moved out to St. Louis for a year. When she moved back to Oklahoma, she had a notebook full of songs ready to be sung for someone. She reached out to fellow songwriter/publisher, Charlie Rayl in Norman, Oklahoma, and began building her catalog which soon caught the attention of artist manager, Brad Davis. After decades of building and managing companies, Brad focused his development experience into Katie’s future and quickly a plan was in place. Almost immediately, they enlisted the help of Cary Pierce (Dallas) to produce Katie’s first CD. Cary, no stranger to the music industry (producer for Graham Colton and Jack Ingram), helped Katie craft her best songs into what later became her debut album “Hit the Ground Running,” that includes top industry players such as Lloyd Maines.
Katie has spent the last year playing clubs, coffee houses, and festivals from Nashville down to Houston and back promoting the new album. She continues to write and gain momentum with new audiences while securing a foothold in the business. Her wholesome and all American style is reminiscent of rootsy/folk artists such as Kelly Willis, and whose songwriting ability could stand up next to her contemporaries.