Marcel Still Believin'
Marcel's upcoming album, Believin' (Red Stripe Plane Records) is Marcel's first album in five years. It represents breezy joy and clear-eyed sadness which battle for control as the music weaves its way through all of life's ups and downs. "I matured so much between these albums," he says, describing a time in which he lost his record deal, went broke, lost two close family members and witnessed a fatal accident. All of it went into his art which resulted in an 11 track CD.
Marcel hit the charts with his first single, "Country Rock Star," in 2002, and followed it with "Tennessee," from his promising debut album of You, Me and the Windshield. The subsequent loss of his deal shook him to the core, but his hard work and perseverance paid off. Other artists began to record his songs— Rascal Flatts' "Backwards", LeAnn Rimes' "The Weight of Love" and Jessica Andrews' "There's More to Me Than You". Josh Gracin recorded both "Favorite State of Mind" and "Nothin' To Lose", but it was the latter that was the breakthrough and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
"I have been so fortunate for all the things that have come into my life," he says. "Don't get me wrong, I've worked my butt off for it, but I'm grateful for the friends and everything else God has given me. And I've learned that if you want something, you can have it if you put your mind to it and do it. Anyone can. You just have to believe."
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