Don’t even try to put Maggie Rose’s music in a box. The singer-songwriter is the very definition of individuality. It’s a little bit pop, a little bit country, a little bit soulful — and it’s all 100 percent “Maggie.”
With influences ranging from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson to Linda Ronstadt and Mary Chapin Carpenter all the way to ’NSync and the Spice Girls, it easy to see how Rose’s music is able to balance so many different sounds and nuances with such ease and style.
“The wide variety I was exposed to is what I draw upon today,” she said in her chat during CMT Next Women of Country Live taping.
Her story is one she calls an “odd one.” Rose grew up in Potomac, Maryland — just outside Washington, D.C. — singing in church and at every party her party her parents ever threw. But it was special group, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, that put Rose in front of “the drinking crowd” for the first time and gave her the chance to fine tune her chops on that kind of stage.
Pretty soon she was performing her own songs, and the rest as they say is history. Rose’s EP, The Variety Show, Vol. 1, is available now. Meanwhile, enjoy her exclusive performance of “Love Me More.”