We recently caught up with Marie Miller, a talented new artist that you’ll certainly be hearing more about in the future.

TSO: Tell about how you got started in music.

I started singing when I was seven years old and joined my family band at the ripe old age of twelve! That same year my dad introduced bluegrass music into my life, and I fell in love! My love for bluegrass music led me to pick up the mandolin and acoustic guitar. I started songwriting soon after. Songwriting changed my life, because it gave me an opportunity to turn my ideas and dreams into music.

TSO: What do you hope people take away from your album and from your concerts?

Beauty. God woos His people with His immense beauty. Beauty can elevate our souls to Heaven, to home, to where we belong. I want to be His little instrument to turn heads and hearts to His infinite love though the beauty of music.

TSO: What’s typically your inspiration for songwriting?

My songs are always from big moments, thoughts and emotions in my life. I can’t write a song unless I could sing the song for years to come and still relate to it. Once something hits me, it seems so natural to write about God, people, places, books or poems that I love.

TSO: Share some of the stories behind your new songs.

“To Be Loved” is a song I wrote about my five-year-old sister Megan who was born with down syndrome. I am blown away by this little girl every day of my life. She teaches me through her beautiful soul that we are created to love and to be loved. Nothing else will fill the holes in hearts.

TSO: What do you feel like God has been teaching you lately?

We were made to live life in abundance. Mediocrity is not an option as much as I want to make it one! God loves me too much to let me stay the same with all my faults and failings. He is constantly calling me higher. He is such a great Dad!

TSO: What are your upcoming plans?

I will be performing, songwriting, and promoting my new album! I just finished recording a new project with producer Paul Mabury, and I am so excited to begin performing this new music! I’ll also be home as much as I can, so I can spend time with my awesome family out in Virginia.

For more info about this exciting new artist, check out www.mariemiller.net. Also, be sure to check out the music video for her song, “Make The Most of Me”: