Twenty-one year old MaryJustice Lucas from Huntsville, Alabama, has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus through her songwriting. Whether it’s Christian, Indie/Acoustic or New Country, her songs appeal to teens as well as older music lovers. She writes from the heart, inspired by the complexities of life. She is a multi-award winning singer and songwriter at the local, regional and international level since age 13.
MaryJustice is currently attending Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, where she is a member of the National Praise and Worship Institute. In addition to her academic studies she is studying voice, piano and cello.
She spent a year at Kentucky Mountain Bible College working toward a Cross-Cultural Mission’s degree. She auditioned and was awarded a scholarship by singing her original song, "Beloved" that she calls her “testimony put to music”. MaryJustice has a heart for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has made mission trips to Guatemala and Romania.
She is a recipient of the NACMAI 2012 Female Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Rising Star CD of the Year (her original music). She no longer competes but concentrates on her songwriting, recording and live performances. Miss Lucas performs concerts, showcases, and songwriter-rounds regularly in North Alabama and throughout the Nashville, Tennessee area. Miss Lucas has performed many benefit shows for worthy causes.
MaryJustice was selected by eXtreme Tours 2013 to join their East Coast Tour. Because of prior commitments, she did a short two-week tour with them June, 2013. MaryJustice is one of twelve North Alabama artists featured in the July/August 2013 NO’ALA Magazine. She was selected by NO’ALA and their sponsors, First Southern Bank and Zaxby’s to perform for their “On the Road” W.C. Handy Music Festival Kick-Off Party on July 19, 2013.
Whether performing solo on stage, live in a concert, showcase, benefit, festival, and street outreach ministry or in the studio she delivers a solid performance because she sings from her heart. Her songs tell stories of brokenness made beautiful by the love and grace of Jesus. Although her shows usually feature her original music, she occasionally performs songs by other artists who may not necessarily be mainstream music, but whose songs have a good story to tell or a lesson to be learned. Her passion is to share hope to a lost world; To remind people that it is never too late to start over, To remind people that they are not alone, To remind people that God loves us so much that He meets us where we are in the hardest parts of life, but also, He loves us so much that He doesn’t want us to stay there.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV
“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