About Carrie Zaruba: Country's vocal vixen vagabond and long time Hard Rocker is quickly establishing herself as a Woman On A Mission with the release of her single, Woman On A Mission. At its peak, it was spinning 900 times a week around the country. She was on a Hard Rock sponsored full-fledged radio tour, rocked her way through CMA Music Festival by participating in the official CMA Kick Off Parade, as well as performing on the CMA Chevy Roadhouse stage and signing autographs inside the exhibit hall for the Visit Music City booth. She ran out of photographs and had a line waiting to meet her the entire time she signed. It was the perfect way to end her CMA week.
After getting a kick start from her American Idol Top 100 journey, Carrie’s current EP, Woman On a Mission, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton), has received phenomenal feedback amongst fans and industry personnel. Kent has dubbed her "the next Country Music Katy Perry."
A recent review of her EP Woman On a Mission:
"Carrie’s EP opens with the soaring title track, where her vocals are slightly reminiscent to those of fellow country star Jo Dee Messina...another gorgeous vocal is “Belly of the Beast,” similar to the vocals of Reba McEntire. Carrie is indeed on a mission: to deliver the best music possible to her country fans and she succeeds on this goal. She sings with a lot of soul and passion...It garners 5 out of 5 stars.” –Examiner.com
She was selected by the Country Music Association as one of the artists to watch for in 2013, and was the inspiration for an iconic Hard Rock Café Nashville pin series “Save The Planet.” Carrie regularly volunteers with Musician’s On Call to share her “talent and help deliver the healing power of music in Nashville”- regularly singing to patients at Alive Hospice in downtown Nashville.
Carrie is also separating herself from the rest of the pack by partnering up with natural beauty innovator PULP Cosmetics as the new 'PULP Chick.' She embodies the spirit of PULP, a natural beauty celebrating being sexy in her own skin.
She was just named Contributing Editor for the savvy blog for women lebellesblock.com, writing articles about everything from makeup tips to meditation. You can read some of her recent published articles here:
Her new spitfire song Time Bomb has been getting such a great reaction from fans and press that it made her decide to shoot a music video for the song. It presently has over 8,000 listens on the Country Music Association Soundcloud page. She says of the shoot: “We just finished shooting the scenes: there's been a bonfire, smoke grenades and lots of spikes and leather. I’ve been a construction worker, a mechanic and a welder- I cannot wait for the world to see the video for Time Bomb!"
Watch her video now! http://youtu.be/9q0oxfr-vgA
Her musical influences include The Dixie Chicks, Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, and Patty Griffin. Her rich musical education includes graduation from the renowned Baltimore School for the Arts and rigorous classical vocal training as a Lyric Mezzo Soprano in a conservatory setting, and her Bachelors of Music degree comes from the prestigious University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Carrie's Social Media:
CMA Close Up Magazine:http://www.cmacloseup.com/2013/04/02/debut-spotlight-carrie-zaruba/
Recent live performance:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IF9DNllBiaM
CMA (Country Music Association) Soundcloud featured songs from Woman On a Mission
Hear Time Bomb here:
Recent CMA Membership Induction http://www.cmacloseup.com/2013/10/03/new-cma-member-carrie-zaruba/