Beyond the Spotlight

Ep. 032: Marcia Ramirez - Singer/Songwriter & Background Vocalist

February 21, 2021 Jon Diener / Marcia Ramirez Episode 32
Beyond the Spotlight
Ep. 032: Marcia Ramirez - Singer/Songwriter & Background Vocalist
Show Notes

Many people have seen Marcia Ramirez performing on stage with artists such as Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis and Tanya Tucker.  Now people are discovering Marcia's own music as she's becoming an in-demand performer at many venues across the country, such as the world famous "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN.  Marcia is a multi-instrumentalist, as well as one of Nashville's busiest session singers.  Marcia has 5 solo albums, “Compromise”,  "The Barefoot Sessions", "Life Goes On", "Beautifully Lived"  and her newest project, released in June 2017 "Abba's Child", her first faith-based project.

Her song, "God and My Girlfriends" is currently on Reba McEntire's new CD, "Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope", and her song "You Belong In The Sun" is on Jo Dee Messina's Greatest Hits, garnering Marcia her first Gold Record.
Marcia has also had her songs cut by American Idol finalist Scott McIntyre, Australian Country Music Star Melinda Schneider, Grand Ol' Opry stars, The Whites, Nashville Star finalist Rachel Williams and many others, including Brandon Rhyder, Supersonic Blues Machine, Leather and Lace, Shari Rowe and Canadian Star Tara Oram.  She is currently touring with pop legend Christopher Cross and squeezing in her own shows across the country as well.

In 2017, Marcia felt called by God to start a new kind of women’s ministry that encourages diversity and serves women of all faiths and beliefs. Together with her childhood friend, Lisa Schmitz, Marcia started “God and My Girlfriends Ministries”.  As Founder and President, Marcia oversees content, leads the online community, serves as host for the quarterly “G&G Gatherings” in Nashville, TN, and performs and speaks at women’s events across the country. You can find out more about “God and My Girlfriends Ministries” at 

Marcia has performed live with:
Patty Loveless, Rodney Crowell, Christopher Cross, Tanya Tucker, Lee Ann Womack, Pam Tillis, Mindy McCready, Bill Anderson, Henry Lee Summer, Jason Sellers, Linda Davis, Deborah Allen, Shane McAnally, and many more.

Album credits (background vocals):
Rodney Crowell --- Fate's Right Hand
Rodney Crowell --- The Outsider
Rodney Crowell -- The Essential Rodney Crowell
Billy Dean  -- Let Them Be Little
Marty Raybon   -- At His Best
Cletus T. Judd  -- Bipolar and Proud
Brandon Rhyder -- Live at Billy Bob's
Brandon Rhyder -- Conviction
Brandon Rhyder -- That's Just Me
Ray Scott  ---  Rayality
Ryan James   -- Directed
Elizabeth Cook  -- Balls
Walt Wilkins  -- Hopewell
Sam Baker  -- Pretty World
Kylie Harris --  Love, Lessons and Lies
Jason Eady  -- From underneath the old
John Berry  --  Hits
Jimmy Fortune  -- I believe
Hank Williams Jr.  -- I'm one of you
Shane McAnally  -- Shane McAnally
Carolyn Martin  -- Cookin' with Carolyn
Hal Ketchum   --- Lucky Man
Rachel Williams  -- Lonely at the Bottom
Britt Savage  --- Fingerprints

TV appearances include:
The David Letterman Show
Good Morning America
The CBS Morning Show
The Conan O'Brien Show
The ACM Awards
The Grand Old Opry Live
PBS Presents: Christopher Cross and Friends

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