|On Letterbox, Marie set out to make a deeply personal expression that extended out of her comfort zone. She told Blurred Culture: “It’s called Letterbox because the songs are basically letters to people… Basically, all of the songs are things that I’ve wanted to say to someone and I just couldn’t do it… So, I wrote a song about it. This album [is] my letterbox. My letters to people.”
From her upbringings with nine siblings on a vineyard in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Marie has achieved considerable accomplishments, including signing to Curb Records at the age of 16 and winning 2014 Macy’s iHeart Rising Star Competition. Marie’s music has reached countless people in recent years, having performed in front of Pope Francis and 750,000 people at 2015’sFestival of the Families in Philadelphia and having her song “6’2”” played on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Marie has released two EP’s, Marie Miller (2006), and You’re Not Alone (2013), toured the country, and risen significantly in radio charts. Marie’s 2013 single “You’re Not Alone” charted at #1 on Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR Charts and reached 115,000 downloads on Amazon’s Rising Star Program.
Marie’s musical origins were the product of the writings of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Homer, mixed with her quick learning of guitar and mandolin. Such influence of both artistic, literary, and instrumental considerations has translated to a well-crafted combination of wits, emotion, storytelling, and musicality that makes Letterbox a perfect reflection of the special kind of pop that Marie has passionately crafted.