If you haven’t heard the name Margie Singleton you’re in luck because this Country Music Hall of Fame artist is back with her new single Jesus Is My Pusher. Born and raised in Louisiana, Margie got her start in country music at a young age. Thanks to the Louisiana Hayride, which hosts country music acts each and every year, Margie was able to perform as a child. With a desire to be on stage and God as her inspiration, Margie had faith as she set out as an independent artist. Lucky enough to marry radio executive Shelby Singleton in 1995, Margie was able to co write and produce music with her husband. Their debut song Laura was the first success of many in their forty years working together. By 1962 Margie was signed to Mercury Records where she released her hit single Eyes of Love. That single put Margie on the map earning her the chance to become the first woman to perform a duet with George Jones.
Unfortunately Margie dealt with the death of her husband in 2013. Feeling defeated, Margie quit music. And it wasn’t until 2015 when Margie realized that both God and Shelby would want her to continue sharing her story with the world. So Margie picked up her guitar and found herself back in the studio to record Jesus Is My Pusher. About how addiction has the power to control your life and how one should look to God for redemption, Jesus Is My Pusher is relatable to Margie’s audience. In 2016 Margie released a gospel album and plans to emphasize her traditional country background with the release of a country album coming in 2018.
At the age of 82, Margie is the perfect example of someone living out their dreams. Recently awarded at the Josie Music Awards and becoming a member of Atlanta’s Country Music Hall of Fame, there’s no doubt Margie Singleton is a legend in country music.
So keep a lookout for new music from Margie coming this spring via CD Baby and check out the Hayride Festival’s album featuring past performances including ten tracks by Margie herself.
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