This Week at Mason
Mary Lambert is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and spoken word artist from Seattle. After gaining international attention for writing and singing the hook on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ double platinum’ “Same Love,” Mary’s career as a solo artist continues to gain tremendous momentum. She performed with Madonna at the 2014 Grammys and her debut solo single, “She Keeps Me Warm” reached #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and was a Top- 20 hit at Hot AC radio. Capitol Records issued her EP, Welcome to the Age of My Body, last December and recently released Mary’s first full length record in October of 2014, Heart On My Sleeve. The album’s first single, “Secrets,” quickly became a top-15 record on the Adult Pop Chart.
Mary Lambert always wanted to be a performer, but figured it was a long-shot. Growing up poor in Everett, Wash., she began playing piano and writing songs at age six, and taught herself to play guitar at 10. She studied classical composition at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts and planned to be a middle-school music teacher. Lambert contributed lyrics and vocals to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ double-platinum hit “Same Love,” which led to Lambert’s first Grammy Award nominations (for “Song Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year”). She later performed “Same Love” with Macklemore and Lewis and Madonna live at the Grammy Awards. Now she has her released her first single “Secrets” from her debut album on Capitol Records called Heart on My Sleeve.