About Darlene Marie
Little Meadows, PA
Nashville recording artist, Darlene Marie McCoy is a heartfelt diverse natural vocalist whose musical talents include piano, organ, keyboard, flute and clarinet.
Raised in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, Darlene Marie was singing for her Grandfather while playing his 1960’s Wurlitzer Organ or “helping” him with his milk testing run. It was here that Darlene Marie developed a life dream of singing.
Upon Graduation “Life Happened”, dreams were put on hold; Darlene Marie married and moved to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee to begin raising three boys. After a short lived marriage, Darlene Marie struggled as a single mom until meeting her current husband. Moving to the Adirondack Mountains of New York, life became less chaotic and Darlene Marie’s dream to “Make a Difference in people’s lives by sharing my God given talent” began anew. Darlene Marie’s initial “career” consisted mostly of donating her talents for charity.
In 2004 with children grown, Darlene Marie returned to her birthplace in the Endless Mountains and began a new pursuit of her dream. As a Preferred Performer on MCTMG Radio’s Saturday night concerts, Darlene Marie’s unique country voice captured the ear and attention of Record Producer , Brandon Lynn Shane of Mirror Image Records.
After months of working online Darlene Marie traveled to Panda Studios in Nashville Tennessee to record her first professional CD. Backed by some of Nashville’s finest and under the direction of Brandon, Darlene Marie’s debut CD “I Can’t Stop Loving You Today” is received great Reviews:
“Darlene is a new singer on the Country Market and this CD shows she has what it takes!!! It is always easy to find fault with a singer’s debut album, but Darlene may be the exception”
- Indie World Country Record Report
“You sure have a Radio friendly style and some powerful songs. We could sure use an act like you for this year’s nominations”
- Frank Fara, President Comstock Records
“You have a way of bringing out the best in whatever song you sing. You have a very bright future in the music business”
- Ed Gowens, Echota Records Producer/Song Writer
“I Can’t Stop Loving You Today” is currently receiving worldwide airplay including Australia, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada and U.S. Indie Stations. The Single “Better Chance” can be heard on Clear Channel Radio stations nationwide while the Gospel Single “I’ve Been Waiting For You” is currently being aired on WTNK AM 1090 - Bobby Lynn’s Show in Nashville Tennessee.
Darlene Marie’s Sophomore CD “Typical American Girl” is receiving rave reviews and has been requested by radio stations around the world for airplay. Some of the Reviews include:
“On her sophomore album, LeRaysville, Pa., singer Darlene Marie McCoy travels both of these avenues to destinations often indistinguishable from what you'd hear on country radio. "Typical American Girl," released this month on Mirror Image Records, rounds up 12 tracks from Music City songwriters and breathes life into them through McCoy's passionate vocals.
Whether it's juke-joint country-rock ("A Satisfied Me," "Keep Your Pants On, Girl") or more heartfelt ballads ("Heartbreak Hall of Fame," "Look Into My Eyes"), McCoy shows a versatility that stands up well against better-known names.”
- Chris Kocher, Press & Sun Bulleti
“Darlene Marie McCoy's second CD, Typical American Girl, is another solid set of modern country songs that continue to show us just how talented this indie artist is. Her vocals are as strong as they were on her debut CD, I Can't Stop Loving You Today, and she has once again chosen songs that not only touch your heart, but fit her voice perfectly.”
- Mary L. Duval, International Country Music Database Sit
As the popularity and momentum of “Typical American Girl” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You Today” grows and showcase performances are negotiated, Darlene Marie can be found performing “around home”. Whether it is solo with a keyboard at the nursing home or with her band “The Mustangs” at a local venue, any performance is one to see.
“Darlene Marie is like Patsy, Jeannie C, Loretta and Reba all combined in one beautiful package” (quote from Jody Dickey, Internet DJ and Promoter).
No matter how high the ladder of success takes Darlene Marie you can be sure of one thing. Darlene Marie will be using her unique and special musical voice to obtain her most precious life’s goal: “To make a difference in People’s lives by sharing my God given musical talent”.
“Whether it’s to take you on a musical journey, make you smile or even make you cry. When I see that reaction, then I know that I did what I set out to do… Touch your heart with music from my heart”
-Darlene Marie McCoy