Miko Marks

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Miko Marks
Birth name Miko Marks
Born Mississippi
Origin Flint, Michigan
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar
Years active 2005-present
Labels Mirrome, Brown Bear, Aspirion
Associated acts Erykah Badu
Website [1]

Miko Marks is an American country singer. She was born in Mississippi, but grew up in Flint, Michigan. She later moved to San Francisco. Marks was named Best New Country Artist at the 2006 New Music Weekly Awards.[1]

Career[edit]

Marks released her debut single, "Freeway Bound," in 2005. It was followed by her debut album, also titled Freeway Bound, which was released on September 13, 2005. Three further singles ("Kickin' Back," "Mama," and "Don't Come Cryin' to Me") were released from the album in 2006. "Mama" featured Marks' first music video, which included a guest appearance by Erykah Badu assuming the title role.[2] Her second studio album, It Feels Good, followed in 2007 after the release of lead-off single "Locked and Loaded." Both were produced by Ron Cornelius and released under the Mirrome Records imprint. [3]

In his review of It Feels Good, Stewart Mason of allmusic awarded the album 3 and 1/2 stars, drawing comparisons to the Dixie Chicks and Gretchen Wilson while commenting that the album "clicks on every level, making it a solidly enjoyable neo-traditionalist country listen."[4]

Despite receiving critical praise for her work, Miko Marks has failed to chart any of her albums or singles on the Billboard charts.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details
2005 Freeway Bound
  • Release date: September 13, 2005
  • Label: Mirrome/Brown Bear
2007 It Feels Good
  • Release date: August 21, 2007
  • Label: Mirrome/Aspirion

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2005 "Freeway Bound" Freeway Bound
2006 "Kickin' Back"
"Mama"
"Don't Come Cryin' to Me"
2007 "Locked & Loaded" It Feels Good

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2006 "Mama"
2007 "Locked & Loaded" Edward Rosenblum[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2006 New Music Weekly Best New Country Artist[6] Won
The Independent Music Awards Country Album of the Year - Freeway Bound Won
2007 Independent Music Awards Country Song of the Year - "Freeway Bound" Won
2008 Independent Music Awards Country Album of the Year - "It Feels Good" Nominated
2008 Independent Music Awards Country Song of the Year- "It Feels Good" Won

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