OK POP Stage • Friday, June 16 • 6:30pm
After 12 years, two albums, two EPs, a handful of singles, an impressive synch licensing resume, and nearly a thousand shows, pop singer-songwriter-pianist Maggie McClure felt ready to make a bold new statement: A majestic and atmospheric album of her most intimate songwriting, Time Moves On. “I feel extremely connected to this album, it’s very personal, and I did a lot experimenting. I didn’t want to play it safe,” the Los Angeles-based artist says.
“It’s about embarking on new and unpredictable journeys and making improvements to create your future,” Maggie says. The album chronicles her move from Norman, Oklahoma to Los Angeles to further pursue her music career, and a new and empowered outlook on life based on being brave enough to seek out and embrace a centered existence.
“My songs are basically excerpts from my journal edited to fit the music,” Maggie says. “I write songs straight from my soul.”
Maggie’s gift for confessional songwriting that’s broad appealing has enabled her music to garner plum synch placements. Her songs have appeared in the film Cowgirls N’ Angels, and in such television shows as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, Worst Prom Ever, The Hills, The City, The Vineyard, and The Young And The Restless.
As a performer, she’s done a staggering 1000+ shows across the United States. Some live highlights have been her holiday halftime performance featuring new original “Happiest of Holidays” and National Anthem performance (along with Shane Henry) at Madison Square Garden for the NY Knicks December 21, 2015, Main Stage Showcases at NACA Nationals, at the Hotel Cafe’ in Hollywood, and Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) in NYC; on separate occasions opening for Sara Bareilles and Tony Lucca; singing the National Anthem at the first NBA playoff game in Oklahoma history with more than 18,000 people in attendance, as well as playing the half-time show at the Oklahoma City Thunder / Portland Trailblazers game Christmas Eve 2014 along with Shane Henry featuring their original Christmas duet, “First Thing On My Christmas List”. Additionally, Maggie was a featured background extra on Matthew Morrison’s (Mr. Schu in Glee) music video for “It Don’t Mean A Thing,”, a member of Demi Lovato’s (and Jordin Sparks/Jason Derulo’s) band for the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, and she sang the role of Violetta on the English version of Disney Channel Latin America’s Violetta (Season 1) that is currently airing across the globe. Maggie is a featured vocalist on the new American Girl / Bitty Baby (Mattel) “Love From Morning to Night” Album/Book, now available on iTunes and through American Girl Stores. In addition, Maggie recently made her sitcom debut on ABC hit show “The Middle” on October 7, 2015 (Season 7, Episode 3) as a member of Sue Heck’s no-cut a cappella club.
Maggie’s recent song placements:
Featured on MTV’s The Challenge-Battle of the Bloodlines: “Time Moves On”
Featured on Nomad Pictures’ BLUR (On Camera Performance): “It’s Alright”
Featured on Yahoo 7’s Winners & Losers (Australia): “Good Morning & Good Night”, “Closer Than Before”, “Liar, Liar”, “Time Moves On”
Featured on TBS’s Cougar Town: “Reset”
Featured in Violet Vignette Productions’ Lothario: “Liar, Liar” and “Troubled Heart”
Featured on ABC Family’s The Vineyard: “Sunshine”, “You’re Beautiful”, “The Girl You Want To Be”
Featured on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Dr. Phil: “Never Let You Down”
Featured in Samuel Goldwyn Films Twentieth Century Fox International’s Cowgirls N’ Angels: “Good Morning & Good Night”
Featured on MTV’s The Real World: St. Thomas: “The Girl You Want To Be”
Featured on MTV’s Worst. Prom. Ever.: “My Love”
Featured on MTV’s The Hills and The City: “Out of My Mind”, “Believe”, “I Wonder Why”, & “Life”
Featured on CBS’s The Young and The Restless: “Out of My Mind”, “All We Need”, & “My Love”