2017 Teen Track
Marie Miller – Singer, Songwriter and Instrumentalist
Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, the third of ten children, Miller began singing at the age of seven. At twelve she joined her family band, playing festivals and churches, with her sister Justina. The bluegrass duo was billed as the Miller Sisters.
In 2005 Miller moved on from the family band to sign a recording contract and publishing deal with Curb Records. Since that time she has released two EP’s, Marie Miller (2006), and You’re Not Alone (2013), toured the country, and risen significantly in radio charts. Miller’s 2013 single “You’re Not Alone” charted at #1 on Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR Charts with the music video premiering on VH1 and CMT. The single also reached 115,000 downloads on Amazon’s Rising Star Program. Miller’s current single “6’2” charted at #26 on Billboard AC and the music video premiered on vh1.com. Marie was a finalist in the 2014 Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Competition, with her single “6’2” played in Macy’s stores around the country. “6’2” was also featured on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars in May 2014. Miller’s singles “You’re Not Alone” and “6’2”receive significant airplay on SiriusXM stations The Blend, The Pulse, and 20 on 20.
Marie Miller has opened for the Backstreet Boys, Sara Evans, MAGIC!, Andy Grammar, Colbie Caillat, Carbon Leaf, Five for Fighting, and the Plain White T’s. In September 2015 she performed for Pope Francis and 750,000 attendees in Philadelphia, PA. The performance was aired live on CNN and Fox News. Check out Marie’s Website
For over a decade I have been doing ministry around the country. It has been such a blessing. Using the medium of music and message I have attempted to communicate the truth of Christ’s love and forgiveness in a way that makes a difference. First with Scarecrow and Tinmen and then for over the last eight years on my own, I have been doing ministry. It has been amazing to connect with kids and adults in various parishes and youth events around the world. Doing keynotes and concerts, writing articles or giving interviews, it has all been utilized to convey the importance of who Jesus is and what He has, is and will do in the lives of His people.
In Easter of 1999 I entered the Roman Catholic Church, which has been one of the most amazing adventures of my life. Many stereotypes and preconceived notions had to be modified for me to make such a transition, but the longer I searched, the more convinced I became.
I have also been blessed with the most amazing wife. Linda and I met in high school and have been in love ever since. With nine children, tons of memories, and prayerfully many years before us to grow in this vocation, I am graced to spend this time with my best friend. Touring around the country is cool, but having the stability of my family at home has been the backbone of this apostolate.
In January of 2006, I took a comprehensive exam and graduated that May with my M.A in theology from Franciscan University. This was a major achievement for me, especially with all of the travel and responsibilities at home. This educational journey continues, and I have begun doctoral work at the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. I hope to have my STL/STD (doctorate in Sacred Theology) shortly. I am grateful for everyone who has kept us in prayer and supported our journey.
As for what is to come, I am open to whatever, wherever, and whenever. Whatever He wants that is what I want, wherever He desires me to be, that is where I wish to be, and whenever He chooses for it to happen, that is when I wish it to happen as well. If our paths cross, it is my prayer that you aren’t entertained as much as drawn into a deeper intimacy with Jesus. I am entrusting this ministry to Mary’s intercession. I figure if she can bring us closer to her Son, then she will certainly take me to the places I need to be at, in order to share Christ’s love.