Marie Hodson and Riverbender
Location: Tamworth , Nsw
Country: Australia

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Born and raised in New Zealand to the sound of Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette, Marie Hodson developed her vocal style along side of the greats. This influence is obvious in Marie’s straight from the heart delivery of her own music. “It’s undisguised, look you straight in the eye...COUNTRY! This is what Country is!” (Jane E. Robertson – Robertson Music Review “Read Between The Lies” from Marie Hodson). Through a combination of the success of this fine album and her enchanting stage presentation, she is rapidly becoming entrenched in the elite level of performers in the Country Music Industry.
Marie Hodson released her Debut CD “Just About Now” in 2002. The first single, “Out Of Reach”, reached the #1 position in the U.S.A. on Cashbox Magazine Independent Country Music Chart, in August 2007. The CD continues to sell strongly.
Marie’s new release, Nashville Produced “Read Between The Lies”, is a 13 track treasure with a wealth of great songs! With guest appearances by some of America’s finest musicians, including Red Volkaert & Mike Johnson. The first single “Cowboys Love Texas” reached  NO6 on the ECMA Charts charting at #No 1 Sweden, #No2 Germany, #No9 Norway. The song was also released by Hillcrest Music Canada in May, 2009 on their compilation CD. COWBOYS LOVE TEXAS” was recently released to Australian radio on NFS and is currently sitting at NO10 and climbing, on the National Country Music Top 30 Chart.
DEBORAH MINTER, quoted in the December 2009 CAPITAL NEWS, “This is one of the best albums to cross my desk in 2009”. If you like your Country served ‘straight up’ MARIE HODSON will intoxicate!
2010 has also been an exciting year for Marie with feature appearances at Nationally recognised Country Music Festivals, starting in January with the Tamworth Country Music Festival, followed by Barham, The Gympie Music Muster and the highly acclaimed Mildura Country Music Festival where Marie performed at the Independent Country Music Awards Concert and achieving massive CD ALBUM sales at each Festival.In between Festivals, Marie has been in high demand throughout N.S.W. in major Clubs, clearly demonstrating her distinctive vocals and relaxed on stage presentation of the mix of Country Music people love and relate too. Marie is currently gearing up for another exciting and “full on” Tamworth Country Music Festival in the new year. This will be followed by several tours in 2011, bringing her music to her rapidly growing fan base throughout Australia.
There is no denying, this ‘pint size’ Kiwi, who calls Australia her home, is TRUE COUNTRY!
Update: Cowboys Love Texas No 9 Australian Top 30 Country Music Charts, No 17 Top 50 Hot Country Queensland.,
New album August 2011
Bookings scheduled, Bunyip, Mildura, NZ, USA, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Tamworth
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