Miko Marks

While Miko Marks is no newcomer, Our Country (via Redtone Records), is her first album in 13 years so her name may be fresh to the uninformed. In 2003, Marks made her way to Music City - Nashville, TN - playing CMA Fest year after year and fully immersing herself in the country music community. While Marks received well-deserved accolades - "Nashville's Hottest New Country Star" by People Magazine and “Best New Country Artist” by New Music Weekly - her efforts to be fully embraced by the industry in return proved to be elusive.

A prolific songwriter, originally from Flint, Michigan and now residing in Oakland, California, Marks stands as a powerful embodiment of the underrepresented voices of Black women in country music specifically and a strong reminder of where the music is rooted.