(circa 1988- )
Born in Potomac, Maryland
Birth name was Margaret Rose Durante
Debut CD is ‘Cut to Impress’ (2013)
Singles include‘I Ain’t Your Mama,’ ‘Better,’ ‘Looking Back Now,’ and ‘Girl in Your Truck Song’
Why she might be annoying
Like Taylor Swift, she was born in a state that isn’t exactly a country music breeding ground.
On her Instagram profile: ‘I sing country music in people’s faces!’
She regards Linda Ronstadt as an inspiration.
She dropped out of university – in only a year – to pursue her dream.
The RPM label, on which she was the flagship artist, shut down just as ‘Girl in Your Truck Song’ was being released.
Why she might not be annoying
She honed her craft by performing in a Bruce Springsteen tribute band.
As Margaret Durante, she was the flagship artist for Emrose Records (2009).
The accompanying clip to ‘Get Ya Game On’ – which she co-wrote – was used for coverage of Ravens and Redskins games on Comcast SportsNet (2013; also part of what got her compared to Carrie Underwood).
‘Girl in Your Truck Song’ follows the exact same process as ‘Girl in a Country Song,’ right down to the title-dropping — except inverted (‘got my jeans on tight, I’m feeling sexy tonight’).
The same ‘bro country’ fraternity that Maddie & Tae blasted – regardless of motive – came out firmly in her corner.
She regards Bonnie Raitt as an inspiration.
Credit: Cool It All Right?
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