If you want to talk about an artist who has persevered in the face of adversity, then you’ll want to learn about Marina Morgan’s incredible and inspirational story.
At the age of 13, Marina was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis or ADEM. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes website, “Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is characterized by a brief but widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin – the protective covering of nerve fibers.” As a result of this disease, Marina became wheelchair bound for a period of time requiring her to relearn how to walk and use her arms.
Ten years later, Marina was diagnosed with Lyme disease which caused esophageal spasms making it difficult for her to swallow food, weakness in her arms & legs making it difficult to walk and maintain balance and she loss vision in one eye.
Marina has battled back and even wrote a song about her experience called “Paralyzed” which became her first single. Marina’s latest single is called “Nightmare.” She was Elvis Duran’s pick for Elvis Duran’s “Artist of the Month” and iHeartRadio has just featured her as “Emerging Artist of the Week.”
To learn more about Marina’s incredible story, check out the article below:
TOUCHED BY LYME: Songwriter no longer “Paralyzed” by Lyme
Marina’s singles “Paralyzed” and “Nightmare” are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and wherever music is sold.
Check out Marina’s official music video for “Paralyzed,” her interview on Elvis Duran & The Morning Show and recent live performance on iHeartRadio Live Sessions below.
In today’s Music Pick & Recommended Listening, we highlight Gabby Patrice.
Gabby Patrice is a singer/songwriter and recording artist currently based in Nashville, TN. She is originally from Hingham, MA and moved to Nashville in January 2016 to pursue a music career. Gabby released her first EP, Get to Know Me, in June 2017 . . . and it’s really good!
You can find Gabby’s Get to Know Me EP on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold so definitely check it out.
Check out Gabby’s official website at http://gabbypatricemusic.com for more information and the latest news & updates.
You’ll have another opportunity to catch the television broadcast of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival this week. The CW will re-air the broadcast special featuring some of the biggest moments and performances from this year’s music festival on Wednesday, November 22nd and Friday, November 24th at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 8pm PT.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a two-night annual music festival featuring some of the biggest names in music. The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival took place back in September at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and featured artists including: Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Big Sean, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Niall Horan, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles and Kesha with featured Special Guest Collaborators: Macklemore, Khalid, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha and Louis Tomlinson.
To find your local CW station, click here.
This weekend, iHeartRadio will give all listeners access to their iHeartRadio All Access subscription service for FREE.
The free preview weekend will begin Friday, October 27th and run through Sunday, October 29th. You can take advantage of iHeartRadio’s All Access free preview weekend using the iHeartRadio app or via iHeart.com.
iHeartRadio All Access gives listeners access to key features including:
- Ability to search and play songs and albums instantly and on-demand
- Create unlimited playlists or listen to iHeartRadio curated playlists
- Full control over creating and managing your playlists
- Unlimited skips
- Listen to music and playlists offline
An iHeartRadio All Access subscription currently costs $9.99 per month when purchased via the web & Google Play Store or $12.99 per month when purchased via the App Store.
In addition to All Access, iHeartRadio currently offers listeners a free tier and iHeartRadio Plus. iHeartRadio Plus costs $4.99 per month when purchased via the web & Google Play Store or $5.99 per month when purchased via the App Store. iHeartRadio Plus does not include offline listening, creating unlimited playlists and unlimited access to songs which are available with All Access.
Both iHeartRadio Plus and All Access offer a thirty (30) day free trial. For more information on iHeartRadio Plus and All Access, click here.
To learn more about iHeartRadio’s All Access free preview weekend, click here.
A little over two decades ago, Z100 – New York’s #1 Hit Music Station started what has become one of iHeartRadio’s biggest music events of the year – Jingle Ball. The annual holiday music event features some of the biggest names in music performing their hit songs. Jingle Ball has gone from a Z100 New York annual holiday music event to an iHeartRadio national multi-city Jingle Ball tour. The 2017 Jingle Ball tour will take place across twelve cities.
Earlier this evening, Z100 New York announced this year’s line-up for Z100’s 2017 Jingle Ball presented by Capital One in NYC. The line-up includes: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Halsey, Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, Logic, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We. Z100’s iHeartRadio sister stations part of the 2017 Jingle Ball Tour announced their respective line-ups as well.
Z100’s 2017 Jingle Ball presented by Capital One will take place on Friday, December 8th at Madison Square Garden.
Capital One cardholder pre-sale kicks off tomorrow, October 11th at 10am ET and public on-sale kicks off on Monday, October 16th at 12pm ET.
For more information on Z100’s 2017 Jingle Ball, click here. For a complete list of all cities part of the iHeartRadio 2017 Jingle Ball Tour & their respective line-up as well as how to purchase Jingle Ball tickets, click here.
The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival, a two-night music festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, took place last month (Sept. 22nd & 23rd) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival featured artists including: Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Big Sean, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Niall Horan, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles and Kesha with featured Special Guest Collaborators: Macklemore, Khalid, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha and Louis Tomlinson.
If you missed or want to relive moments from the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival, you’ll have an opportunity to catch the television broadcast this week. The CW will air some of the biggest moments and performances from this year’s two-night festival on Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th from 8pm to 10pm ET/PT.
To find your local CW station, visit the link below:
Country music group Post Monroe released Digital 45 – Volume 1 on Friday featuring two new songs – “White Noise” and “Psycho” – and they are great!
Formed in 2016, Post Monroe consists of members Shelby McLeod, Ashlee Hewitt & Whitney Duncan. When the talented trio come together, their vocals and sound are nothing less than natural, organic and harmonious.
Post Monroe released their self-titled EP in 2016 with songs including “Red Hot American Summer” and “Half Hearted.” The trio was part of CMT’s Next Women of Country – Class of 2016 and part of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour 2017 joining country music superstar Martina McBride on her Love Unleashed tour. Earlier this year, the trio released the single “Better Place” penned by Duncan as a dedication to her late cousin.
Digital 45 – Volume 1 featuring “White Noise” and “Psycho” is available now.
To learn more about Post Monroe, check out their official website at http://www.postmonroe.com.