Talent and determination define 20-year-old vocal powerhouse, Marla Morris. Her newest album, Ready for the Rain, which features songs all written or co-written by Marla herself, showcases her coming of age as a writer and an artist with complex themes of lost love, friendship, and growth of the human spirit. Hailing from the small New England town of Bethany, Connecticut, Marla’s innate passion for country music is revealed through her stylistic songwriting. Ready for the Rain was featured under “New and Noteworthy” on the country page of iTunes, as well as the “What We’re Listening To” and “Rising Stars of Country” sections. Ready for the Rain landed on the Top 100 Country Albums chart on iTunes in its first day of release and has repeatedly returned to the charts.
Ready for the Rain is Marla’s second project produced by Nashville veteran Mark Oliverius. Marla has been singing and performing since the tender age of 4. Her ability to command the stage has landed her gigs opening for Chuck Wicks at the legendary Copacabana in New York City and for country superstar Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn) at Joe’s Bar in Chicago. In November, Marla shared the stage with Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan in a benefit concert to support the St. Bertin School in Haiti. As a current student at Belmont University in Nashville, she has been a featured songwriter in the ASCAP showcase and as an artist in Battle of the Belmont Bands. In January 2013, Marla was featured in the “Frontrunner” section of In Tune Monthly Magazine, featuring Gotye on the cover. Recently, the popular country music blog Spotlight Country interviewed and featured Marla on the blog as its “Spot On” artist.
Marla performs regularly in Nashville at Music City favorites 12th & Porter, The Rutledge, Hotel Indigo, and many more. This Spring, the Marla Morris Fan Club launched. You can find more information and learn how to join at www.marlamorrisfanclub.com.