‘Catch of the Day’ – Maggie Rose – “Body on Fire” [AUDIO]
Today we turn our focus to an artist who signed a major label deal in 2010, only to walk away a year later and sign with a small, indy label. She then changed her name, changed her style and genre and re-emerged as the flagship artist on her management team’s fledgling record label.
Born in Potomac Maryland, Maggie Rose Durante began singing while in high school, performing in a Bruce Springsteen cover band. After high school, she attended Clemson University, but left school at age 19 after her second year and moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. In 2009, she signed with Universal Republic Records, who steered her in more of a pop direction, though the video for her debut single, a cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” did receive some air play from CMT. She would follow it up with “Mississippi’s Crying“, but the two singles would be the extent of her relationship with Universal, as she would leave the label within a year.
After leaving URR, Durante signed with the indy label Stroudavarious Records, releasing the single “Maybe Tonight” and the EP of the same name in 2011. These would be the last projects under her given name, as she would drop her last name and just be known as Maggie Rose from that point forward. She would would sign with RPM Entertainment in 2012, enter the studio to work on her next album refreshed and shedding herself of her history, beginning anew. Her first single under her new contract, 2012’s “I Ain’t You Momma” became Maggie’s first top-40 hit, peaking at #29. It would serve as the lead single for the 2013 album Cut To Impess, which would feature two more top-40 singles. She has since released three more single from her 2016 EP The Variety Show – Vol. 1, but
has struggled, as all three failed to chart.
In May, Maggie released her latest project, a download only available EP she has self-produced and released, available at her website, and we have the lead single from the EP, Dreams > Dollars, in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Maggie Rose and “Body On Fire” is today’s Catch of the Day, new music you haven’t heard, but you’re gonna want to hear it again.
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Today’s Key Word: “ROSE”