Maryland native, Maggie Rose, is yet another addition to the ass kicking, God-loving women of country music that are seeing an uprising as of late. Her first major label, full length album was released just last month, and not surprisingly, this woman who seemed to come out of nowhere has actually had a long, tough mountain to climb to get to this point. Discovered by Tommy Mottola and signed to Universal Republic, she left the label shortly after to pursue something that was more to her personality, self releasing several EPs and switching labels twice more before settling down with RPM Records. It was there that she worked on “Cut to Impress,” an exciting country, rock album that has a touch of that old-school outlaw sound that seems to be seeping back into the genre by the second. With a sweet voice that can go from innocent to reckless from one chord to the next, she’s got the attitude necessary for country music and the looks that make it all that more surprising when she threatens to go all rebel without a cause. She makes music that’s both fun and authentic, full of dynamic instrumentation and melodically enticing vocals that grab ahold of the listener and refuse to let go. From the very first song on “Cut to Impress” you’re drawn in, rocking through “Preachers Daughter” and speeding right on through to the end of “Goodbye Monday.”
Maggie Rose will be performing at Stagecoach on April 26th, 2013. If you’ll be at the festival, you definitely want to put her on the list of ones to watch, and if not then pick up her album “Cut to Impress” now!