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Ann-Marita

Singer/songwriter Ann-Marita’s road to success has led her on a winding path from a humble upbringing in rural Norway, to Sweden via Iowa, on to Los Angeles and Australia...then back to California. Her previous two solo albums; “Ann-Marita” (2004) and “Intuition” (2007) have garnered glowing reviews, award nominations and airplay in all four of her home countries.

Being praised for her outstanding voice and stage presence as well as her exceptional songwriting, Ann-Marita has traveled far and wide, playing world-renowned festivals, fairs, clubs, coffeehouses and makeshift stages on flatbed trucks. Ann-Marita's new 5-song EP "The Purple Ribbon Sessions" was released in March 2014, and continues to show her broad range of influences from contemporary country, Americana, rock and traditional folk.

This also marks Ann-Marita's first venture as producer and instrumentalist on her own recordings. The EP contains Ann-Marita's most requested song to date; "Karoline with a K"; an ode to a brave immigrant ancestor who posthumously inspired her to move out into the world at the age of fifteen.

 

Some career highlights include:

* Being featured in the God Morgon orange juice ad campaign, which had 1 million views on YouTube in the first two weeks after its release.

* Performing at the 2016 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA as a Shubb Capos endorsed artist.

* A performance at the 2013 Hollywood wrap party for the Disney Animation movie "Frozen".

* Being a recurring performer as part of the house band on U.S. talk show The John Kerwin Show, with 200,000 viewers nationwide.

* Currently being featured in a series of television commercials for WEN® Haircare in Norway and Sweden.

* Her song "Done Doin' Time" being played on Hay House Radio; one of the world's most popular inspirational talk radio stations.

* Performances on Australian national television, shows including Dancing with the Stars and Good Morning Australia.

* Her song "Sounds Good to Me" appearing in the U.S. independent motion picture Grilling Bobby Hicks.

* Endorsed by musical equipment companies including Tradition Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars and Shubb Capos.

* A 4th place win in the Unisong International Songwriting Contest with her song "Company Town".

* A finalist in the 2009 Faces of Violence Singer/Songwriter competition with "State Line".

* Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year in the Victorian and National Country Music Awards, Australia.

* Performances at top music industry events like Popkomm (Berlin), Canadian Music Week and California Music Industry Summit.

* Included on numerous compilation albums; for example "New Country Roads Vol. 4" (distributed throughout Europe by ZYX Music), "Females On Fire" (produced by Warrior Girl Music) and Indie Country Gold (on Colt Records).

* Two songs ("Class of '93" and "You Said Forever") included on Australian Logie-nominated television series Mortified.

* Featured in nationally distributed Australian magazine Country Music Capital News.

* Received airplay in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, many European countries and on a wide array of internet radio stations.

* The single "Alive And Kickin'" made the Top 10 on the Indie World Country Report, as well as # 8 on the indie-music.com country chart.