meet marla
The first time you hear Nashville based singer-songwriter Marla, you'll wonder where the pop/rock influenced country sound and sincere sweeping choruses come from. You'll quickly discover that her infectiously honest music can go from booming tracks to powerful, earnest ballads. Marla is fearless in sound and lyrics, but that was tirelessly earned.
Growing up in New England, Marla fell in love with creatively truthful storytelling and sonically bold songs. She began singing and performing at the age of four and developed a love for piano and guitar along the way. Her passion for her artistry has been driven by her love for performing and her ability to command the stage. It comes as no surprise that she notes a wide array of powerhouse influences such as Leann Rimes, Shania Twain, Fleetwood Mac and Phil Collins.
Leaving the East Coast at age 17 to head to Belmont University in Nashville, Marla began to embrace the fact that her brand of songwriting didn't quite fit into any of the standard Nashville boxes. She has spent her time in Nashville cultivating her songwriting and vocal craft by studying the art of country music, the music she fell in love with as a child, while honoring her desire to be sonically innovative. By the time she was 21, Marla released three EPs, all of which were featured on iTunes, and quickly allowed her to garner a devoted fan base, reaching people as far away as Australia.
Marla released her single, "Try Telling My Heart That," which was co-produced with Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne) & Joe Fox. The song was featured on the mega popular 'Wild Country' playlist on Spotify and on the 'Hot Tracks' playlist on Apple Music and has been streamed over 500,000 times. The music video for "Try Telling My Heart That' debuted on CMT in CMT's Artist Discovery program. Shortly thereafter, she released her self-titled EP, which garnered Nashville's attention.

In addition to recording her own music, Marla has also had songs cut by upcoming country artists such as Madeline Merlo and Grant Vogel.