#SpeakBeautiful Ambassador In August 2015 I was contacted by representatives of Dove to become one of their #SpeakBeautiful ambassadors during MTV's VMA show. The goal of this campaign is to promote positivity on social media. I was honored to take part in this campaign and I'm committed to continuing with the "positive vibes"!
Shutter 16 magazine did a terrific feature on me in July 2015! Click the link below to read the entire article.
July 2015 - I was named a semi-finalist in the internationally acclaimed Unsigned Only Music Competition in two categories, Pop/Top 40 and Teen, with my song "Shake Up The World". This song was co-written and recorded in LA with producer Alex Cantrall.
In May 2015 I was honored to be J-Man Radio's Featured Artist of the Month. He also interviewed me for his podcast on June 13th...you can listen to the full interview here:
I've never entered a songwriting contest before, so after I got "Before You Fly Away" recorded I decided, what the heck, let's give it a shot. And I won the first contest I entered!!! "Before You Fly Away" has been presented the Award Of Honor in an international song and lyric writing competition! It is now available on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
SANG FOR THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA! I was so honored to sing the National Anthem for the Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Bankers Life Fieldhouse Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:00 p.m.
MY COVER OF "SHAKE UP CHRISTMAS" IS AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES! Holiday Joy, Vol. 4 is a live double CD recorded at last year's Evening of Holiday Joy concert in Indianapolis. I was honored to be a part of the concert, and now a part of the CD! The entire double CD is available on iTunes for only $9.99 or you can purchase my single of "Shake Up Christmas" for only $0.99! All proceeds benefit The St. Mary's Child Center, The Dayspring Center, The Athenaeum Foundation, and Blonde Hope.
I would like to thank my sponsor companies and individuals who helped to make my recent Teen Nation Tour possible for me!
Wet Seal - sponsored me with clothing for the tour!
Blonde Brunette Photography
Re:Flexion Dance and Activewear (my mom's store!!)
Kellee Yarian and SimplySkin MedSpa
Becky & Jeff Foxworthy
And last but certainly not least, my mom! I love you so much and NONE of this would be possible without your love and support! <3 Maria xoxo
Tommy Neal with Stars 2 Come interviewed me after I got home from my anti-bullying tour! Click below to read his interview with me!