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Marlee Scott to Perform at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Watkins Glen

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Big Ride Entertainment’s Marlee Scott will be making multiple appearances at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen during their biggest race weekend, August 9th – 12th.

Marlee will help kick off the weekend festivities with a concert on Friday night, August 10, at the Red Cat Summer Stage. The free show is held each year on the Watkins Glen International infield. Marlee makes a private VIP appearance on Saturday and then performs the U.S. and Canadian national anthems live on ESPN immediately prior to the race on Sunday, Aug. 12.  This year’s Watkins Glen International NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is expected to attract approximately 5 million viewers on ESPN.

Marlee has performed at numerous high-profile sporting events over the past year, including the 2011 ACC Football Championship game, the Unbridled Eve Gala at the 138th Kentucky Derby weekend, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and several Major League Baseball and National Hockey League games.

The rising Country music star released her U.S. debut album, Beautiful Maybe, on June 19.  She has released two singles and music videos from the project to date: 2011’s “Beautiful Maybe” and 2012’s “Train Wreck.”  Beautiful Maybe is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com and all major digital music retailers.  View the official “Train Wreck” music video directed by CMT award-winning director Roman White here.

In 2011, Marlee launched her “Make It or Bake It” webisode cooking series.  The online clips feature some of Marlee’s favorite food and drink recipes.  The latest installment is a Watkins Glen-inspired racing drink called “Zoom-By-Ya.”  View Marlee’s “Make It or Bake It” episodes here.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race is held Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. ET in Watkins Glen, N.Y.   Tickets for the 2012 race season are currently on sale at the WGI ticket office at (866) 461-RACE (7223) or at www.TheGlen.com.

Nashville-based event marketing and brand development company The Art of the Game is producing this year’s entertainment program at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race.

For more information about Country artist Marlee Scott, visit www.MarleeScott.com.

Are any of our readers coming to my town for this event? Hope to see y’all there!

Marlee Scott to Release Album June 19th

Marlee Scott. photo credit: Dexter Quinto.

Big Ride Entertainment artist Marlee Scott will be releasing her debut full-length “Beautiful Maybe” album on June 19th. It’s been a year in the making for the singer, who enlisted the help of producer David Kalmusky for an edgy-pop infused country album. The album will contain 12 songs including the title track single, “Train Wreck,” “I’m Not Your Baby Anymore,” “Jane Doe,” and “Planet of Your Own.” Some of the biggest songwriters in Nashville have joined the project, including Aimee Mayo, Hillary Lindsey, Desmond Child, and Troy Verges among others.


“Beautiful Maybe is something I am so proud of,” says Marlee.  “This is my debut album, but I really feel like I have come into my own on this project musically.  I think the diversity of these songs offers something unique to my fans that will keep them coming back and listening to this record over and over again.  It’s relatable, fun and emotional, and I feel like each song has a message that will truly touch people in so many different ways.  In the end, that’s what making Country music is all about.”

“Beautiful Maybe” will be Marlee’s debut album on Big Ride Entertainment, and her current single “Train Wreck” features guest vocals from country music superstar Vince Gill. Not only is her single gaining airplay, but it’s started to become popular in dance clubs with remixes, too. Allen Morgan remixed the title track to fit dance floors across the United States, and is available on iTunes for purchase right now.

See the full track listing, and official album cover, below:

VIDEO: Marlee Scott Premieres “Train Wreck”

Marlee Scott. photo credit: Dexter Quinto.

Marlee Scott is rolling out her “Train Wreck.”  Unlike the real-life thing, hers is one from which you won’t want to turn away.

Scott premiered the video for her single “Train Wreck” today online at CMT.com and on cable with CMT Pure.  The video was shot this past December in Nashville.  It features Scott as a makeover expert saving three train wrecks from themselves at a speed dating event.  The video is directed by Roman White, who has previously worked with some of country’s biggest names:  Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood.

Vince Gill, who provided harmonies for the single, does not appear in the video.  But as you will see, the video does not lack anything minus the guitar slinger:

“Train Wreck” is the second single to be released from Scott’s upcoming debut album, which is due out this spring.

 

Marlee Scott Mashes It Up

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We’ve got a special spot in our hearts here at Keepin’ It Country for Canadian country artist Marlee Scott. Although she is out promoting her new single “Train Wreck”, she still finds time to reach out to her fans through a series of Youtube videos. While her one series “Make It or Bake It with Marlee Scott” garners some giggles and provides some great recipes, her “I Love This Song” series is really neat.

With four videos down so far, Marlee finds a way to tie two mainstream songs together and covers them, usually sans backup. In fact, one of the videos features Marlee sitting on a hammock with her dog nearby as she plays a mashup of two 90s hits: “Baby One More Time” and “I Want It That Way”.

Her latest video in this series blends together two songs from fellow Canadian artists: “Wish You Were Here” by Avril Lavigne and “Next 2 You” by Chris Brown ft. Justin Bieber. With the support of Jay Riehl on drum box and Stephan Laplante on guitar, Marlee strums her own guitar along to that refreshing and sweet voice of hers.

Can we just say we love these mashups?

Watch the video here and be sure to leave a comment telling us how much you love it too!

Marlee’s current single “Train Wreck” is available on iTunes now. Find out what Marlee had to say about the song in our EXCLUSIVE interview with her in January.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Marlee Scott

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It’s always a pleasure to talk to the lovely and talented Marlee Scott. Having talked to her last November and discovering firsthand how genuine she is as a person and as an artist, it was refreshing to catch up with her again today to talk about her career. Marlee is set to release an album this spring through Big Ride Records.

Earlier this week, she released her second single “Train Wreck” from the upcoming album to U.S. radio and iTunes. The single will hit radio airwaves in Canada early February. The upbeat and witty tune even garnered backing vocals from Vince Gill. She’s currently on a nationwide radio station tour promoting the new single. In 2011, she visited over 100 radio stations and still had time to make some major appearances along the way.

Marlee shared with us what fans can expect from the new album, her thoughts about the single, and some insights she has toward herself and her ongoing success as a country artist.

Marlee Scott Teams Up With Vince Gill For New Single

Marlee Scott. photo credit: Dexter Quinto.

Rising country artist Marlee Scott has announced plans to release a brand-new single this month. “Train Wreck,” which features guest vocals from the legendary Vince Gill, will be sent to radio January 23rd and will be available for purchase on iTunes on January 24th. The song, a co-write by Nashville songwriting veterans Marcus Hummon, Jedd Hughes, and Sarah Buxton, is the second single from Marlee’s upcoming album due out in the Spring. In addition to the country second single, a dance remix of “Train Wreck” will also be released late January.

Marlee has been hard at work on her debut U.S. album with producer David Kalmunsky, who produced the lead single “Beautiful Maybe” from the album.

“Train Wreck grabbed me right out of the gate the first time I heard it,” says Marlee.  “The Country/Rock groove and Bluegrass down-home Country chorus had me dancing around my condo!  It brings such a fun tongue-in-cheek outlook on what it’s like to fall for the wrong person, but you just can’t seem to get enough.  I love making people smile and chuckle and want to sing along, and ‘Train Wreck’ seems to do it every time.”

On working with Marlee on the single, and how he loves Canadian music, Vince said:

“Canada has had a great history of some of the best music I have ever heard.  My wish for Marlee is to be part of that rich history.”

Marlee filmed the music video for the single in December with director Roman White (Blake Shelton‘s “Hillbilly Bone,” Taylor Swift‘s “Fifteen,” Lady Antebellum‘s “Hello World”). She’s currently on a Canadian and American radio station tour promoting the new single. In 2011, she visited over 100 radio stations and still had time to make some major appearances along the way.

Marlee Scott Announces Instagram Christmas Contest

Marlee Scott. photo credit: Dexter Quinto.

Country music artist Marlee Scott is going to make one lucky fan’s Christmas extra special this year. If you’re up for a challenge, and you have an iPhone or iPod touch, you can compete in her Instagram Holiday Photo contest for a chance to win an autographed copy of Marlee’s new album “Some Day At Christmas,” and some Apple gift cards. The winning photos will be chosen by Marlee herself and the staff at Big Ride Entertainment.

“The holidays are one of my favorite times to capture in a picture,” said Marlee. “I love the sparkles, lights and shine! So send me your holiday best!”

To enter, take a picture of something that reminds you of the holidays and upload it through the Instagram application. Add your favorite photo filter of your choice, and tag #MarleeScottContest in the picture. There is a limit of three entries per person. Once you have your picture uploaded, visit Marlee’s official Facebook page to get your name in for the chance to win the grand prize! The deadline to enter is December 27th at midnight CST and the winners will be announced on December 29th. Good luck!

Marlee Scott To Perform National Anthem At ACC Game

Marlee Scott. photo credit: Dexter Quinto.

Marlee Scott will be performing the National Anthem at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)  Championship college football game on Saturday, December 3rd in Charlotte, North Carolina. A sold-out crowd of nearly 72,000 fans will watch her performance live before the game at Bank Of America Stadium. Fellow country music stars Dierks Bentley and David Nail will also be at the game, participating in the Fan Fest festivities presented by AT&T. Kick-off is at 8 pm EST.

Marlee is currently out promoting her new Christmas single, “Someday At Christmas.” Her new single “Trainwreck” is set to be released early 2012. Tia recently interviewed Marlee, and you can read our exclusive interview with her HERE.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Marlee Scott

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We caught up with Canadian artist Marlee Scott today. Calling from Nashville, she was more than happy to share with our readers details about her upcoming album, her love for Canada, and some of her passions. With an album coming out in early 2012 and a Christmas song currently playing on country radio, Marlee is most definitely keeping busy making her voice heard in Music City and seeking the recognition she deserves. Check out  the interview below to find out what a humble and inspirational artist and human being Marlee truly is.

Marlee Scott Hosts & Performs At Horse Riding Events

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Former equestrian rider, and current country music artist, Marlee Scott made some special appearances earlier this month at two of the country’s most prestigious horse racing events. Marlee sang the national anthem at the November 5th Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 Breeders Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Members of the United States Army Golden Knights parachuted to the ground during her performance at the event.

On November 7th, Marlee served as the honorary host to the Kentucky Derby Prelude Party in downtown Nashville’s aVenue. She performed an a capella version of “My Old Kentucky Home” as part of the night’s events. The party raised money for the Blessings In A Backpack program, and other celebrities who were at the event included Rob Bironas, Laura Bell Bundy, Eddie George, Steve Holy, and, Danielle Peck.

Marlee, a Canadian-born singer, left her career as an equestrian rider to chase her dream as a singer in 2007. She was an accomplished rider in Ontario in her teenage years. She retired from competitive racing to pursue her dream as a country artist.