Genre(s): Christian Country, Folk, Singer Songwriter
Compare to: Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Michelle Branch
Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, the third of ten children, Miller began singing at the age of seven. At “the ripe old age of twelve,” she joined her family band, playing festivals and churches, and trading off lead and harmony vocals in duets with her sister Justina, with whom she was billed as the Miller Sisters. Their parents backed them up on guitar and upright bass, as Marie played mandolin, guitar, and eventually bouzouki. Her family band focused largely on playing bluegrass, a genre that’s about both musicianship and tradition.
“I fell in love with traditional folk music and grabbed some of that songwriting style. But then I love pop music, too, like the music of Stevie Wonder, Michelle Branch, John Mayer and The Eagles. So my music became my own folk-pop concoction, trying to tie all that in together.”
Since she’s been performing for ten years, Miller already has a loyal following from touring across the US. Already hailed as the perfect balance of “youthful style with mature songwriting,” Marie was also listed as “one of the best independent artists that you should know about.”
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- You're Not Alone (EP) - 2013