Marisa Ireland is no stranger to performing. In fact, she was the youngest paid singer/dancer to ever perform in Nashville, Tennessee for Gaylord Entertainment, having been featured in their "Country Christmas" and "Easter in Song and Story" shows at the tender age of four. As she continued to sing, dance and act in various venues in and around Nashville, she was noticed by a Hollywood director who convinced her parents to make the move to L.A. where she signed with Hervey-Grimes Talent Agency at the age of nine and began a successful career as a child actor in film, television and national commercials. All grown up now, Marisa has come full circle--a Tennessee girl who has returned home to her roots and first love: music. Her voice has been described by some in the industry as "country's version of Nora Jones.” All would agree she brings a unique, innovated style to the table. Co-writing with her mother, Patty Parker Ireland, a long-time BMI songwriter, Marisa is also exploring various styles and genres as a writer in her own right, having even ventured into the realms of bossa nova and grunge. She says of her songwriting, "I try to cover a lot of bases and see what works!"
- Knoxville, Tennessee, US
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- Country, Indie, Americana
- Marisa Ireland
- Dolly Parton, Nora Jones, Joni Mitchell.
- Marisa Ireland is an emerging country artist who gets across a song with feeling, and you can sense her true to heart emotions coming through every word. She tells a story like she is the story, and then gets it all done with a beautiful voice set to some
- September 22: Rhythm and Roots, Bristol, TN