One Minute with Monique : Maggie RoseBy Monique Parra

Maggie Rose is this week’s One Minute with Monique artist!

You may remember her from years back with “Ain’t Your Momma” and “Girl in Your Truck Song”, but 2017 is the year of new music from Maggie with the release of her EP titled, Dreams > Dollars and recently dropping two new tracks, “Pull You Through” and “Just Getting By.”

“Body on Fire”, a track off Dreams > Dollars was written by Maggie Rose and Chad Carlson.  At the time Maggie was engaged to her now husband, Austin Marshall and “Body on Fire” describes the passionate desires from the person you love. Check out the steamy music video below.

I messaged Maggie Rose through Instagram and she was kind enough to answer a few questions.

When asked what’s the biggest challenge today in country music?  Maggie responded,”Country music is going through some exciting evolution right now but even so it feels like we are a little behind. Some of it is fear based on the label’s part, but it’s also on the artist’s part as well. I think the legends we revere today in Country music were the rule breakers of their time and I’d like to see a little more moxie like that across the board from our genre.”

To me, Maggie Rose is a country music rule breaker. You may have remembered a female country artist named Margaret Durante, well ladies and gentlemen, that’s Maggie Rose.  Changing her name was the restart button in the music industry.  Typically, you don’t see many artists releasing tracks just a couple months after their EP, well Maggie Rose did just that this year.

The best advice she can give is to, “be the target, don’t try and hit someone else’s.”

One of the tracks recently released is, “Pull You Through”.  When asked if Maggie had a personal experience with the song she stated, “I wrote “Pull You Through” with two of my closest friends from a band called Them Vibes. One of them had just gotten married to another best friend of mine, my drummer Sarah Tomek, and I was engaged so we settled on the topic of true, committed love. We loved the song and it was natural writing it from such a happy place, but shortly after my grandparents passed away suddenly about seven weeks apart from one another and I realized the power and beauty there is in that kind of commitment.”

When Maggie is in town some of her favorite places to visit in southern California include grabbing a drink at Hotel Roosevelt, playing The Hotel Cafe, Troubadour, or Solvang Theater, enjoying a sunset in Marina Del Ray and visiting the San Diego Zoo.

Check out Maggie Rose’s website to find out when she’ll be on tour next!

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