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“Music is what I love. Some people enjoy the melody but don’t pay attention to the lyrics and that’s okay, but my favorite part of a song is its lyrics. As for me I find it impossible to NOT listen to what is being said. I love listening to the story being told in the song, just as much as I enjoy sharing stories in the songs I write. I write from my heart. Inspiration is all around me. I write about what I see and feel about the joys and disappointments of relationships. Songwriting and singing are like therapy.” MaryJustice Lucas
MaryJustice has a passion for songwriting, and entertaining. Whether considered Pop, Rock or New Country, her songs appeal to teens as well as older music lovers. This 19 year old started writing little songs when she was five. She sang them to her mother, Marcia, who recorded them in a journal. Later, she started recording her songs and snippets of lyrics and melodies on a pocket recorder. By age 11 she got serious about writing and her lyrics became more mature with structure, in-depth thought and feelings.
MaryJustice started dance lessons at age three but was also a whiz on the soccer field. She dropped soccer to concentrate on dance. After years of classical ballet, she suffered a knee injury which kept her from dancing on pointe. She loved both dancing and singing, decided to concentrate fully on writing songs, singing and performing.
She won her first songwriting contest at age 13, competing against adults. MaryJustice started playing guitar at 14. That same year, 2009, she won an audition to Los Angeles 2010 “iPOP!” International, competing in the 14 to 18 year old category. She placed in the Top 10 in “iSING!” with only 60 seconds of her original song, “On My Way,” accompanying herself with her guitar. This is seldom allowed at iPOP!
MaryJustice started singing in Nashville and all over North Alabama. In The fall of 2011, at age 16, she won the Tennessee Country Gospel Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year, Video of the Year, CD of the Year and Rising Star Entertainer music awards. .In the spring of 2012, at the following National competition, she brought home the top award for NACMAI (nak ma ) – The 2012 Female Entertainer of the Year, 2012 Songwriter of the Year and the 2012 Rising Star CD awards. She was featured in the 2013 Special Music Edition of NO’ALA Magazine of Florence, Alabama and selected by the magazine and its sponsors to entertain at their W.C. Handy Festival Kick-off Party. As a result of that performance, she was invited to perform at the first Cuko Rakko Art & Music Festival at the legendary Horse Pens 40 near Steele, Alabama.
Over the past six years she has done 100’s of performances in Tennessee and Alabama venues in concerts, solo showcases, festivals, songwriter rounds, and fund-raising benefits. MaryJustice toured with eXtreme Tours 2013 East Coast Tour. Most, recently she was invited to perform at the legendary Swampers Bar & Grill at The Shoals Marriott, Florence, Alabama, to celebrate the release of her EP “Forgiveness and Faith."
MaryJustice has a large catalog of originals and covers she performs. MaryJustice has a way of taking a cover song and performing it very successfully in her own style. Frequently, she will cover songs ordinarily written for a male singer but delivers from a woman’s perspective.
Currently, she is a student at Calhoun Community College, working toward a degree in Music Industry Communication with plans to finish at the University of North Alabama (UNA) in Florence, AL.
Plans are underway for recording a new CD at legendary Fame Studios in The Shoals with release in early spring of 2015. More exciting information to follow as her plans develop.