MARLENA

MARLENA

BandCountryChristian

Native American Music Award Winner, With a Voice that has been compared to Leanne Rimes

Biography

Born and raised inside the Navajo Nation, this 19 year old hails from Aztec, New Mexico.

Marlena's talent was discovered by a family member during a road trip they took to Nevada. At the astonishment of family, Marlena sang "Kentucky Moon" for them. After this she entered a school talent show at her elementary school. She put in a lot of time and effort in getting the song down pat in her mind. She amazed her teachers and fellow students. A majority of the audience stated she would make it one day with her voice.

Marlene entered a contest in Nashville, TN, in 1998. She did a demo of three songs and a video that aired on local television within a 75 mile radius of Nashville. Viewers casted their votes. Marlena's video proved to have had one of the highest ratings. She was asked to return to record an album, but due to financial restrictions, she did not make the return trip to Nashville.

Marlena has recently been touring the Navajo Nation with fellow performers, Socie Saltwater and Radmilla Cody. Each performance has been sold out during each concert. Multiple compliments from fans have included comments about her uplifting performances, positive messages, and even life-changing experiences after listening to her music. Marlena sees a lot of Native American youth in need of positive role models with a message that someone does care about them. If she can encourage and influence youth with her music, she feels that this is a major goal she has had.

Her singing ambitions are beginning to find more footage and grasp as she continues to travel. Marlena states, "I always have to remember that with each step I take, the only way I get there is through my relationship with God. My faith has a lot to do with my music."

Discography

Released in 1999 her first CD, " Don't Worry"
Released in 2002 her 2nd CD, " Marlena"
2003 Native American Music Award Winner " Debut Artist of The Year"
Opened up for Billy Ray Cyrus in 2001.
Performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix, AZ in 2002.
Performed during halftime at the Native American Basketball Invitation in 2004 in Phoenix, AZ.
Marlena is active for the Navajo Code Talker and Veterans activities and events across the Navajo Nation.
Marlena performed with Pop Star Jana at the Hollywood Casino in 2004.
Performed at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque, NM, in 2004 with numerous Native American Artists.
She opened up for the Nationwide known Christian Group, "Salvador" in Tahlequah, OK, during the summer of 2005.
Marlena did a showcase in November of 2005 at Nashville, TN, at the Opera Mill Mall during the 2005 Inspirational Country Gospel Music Week.
New album entitled, "Run To You". Coming soon.

Thank You.

Set List

When Shall It Be
Your My God
Run to You
10,000 angels
I'll Be With You
Take My Hand
Take My Pain
Cling To a Savior Hand
The Women In Me
and many more covers / Country/ Gospel / R & B...

45min to 60 min set