Personality, class, and charisma, make Maryland native, Maria Rose, a quality entertainer. She has recorded 10 albums, hosted her own TV show and has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows. Maria and her group have shared the stage with a countless number of national recording artists. Because of her ongoing volunteerism with various organizations, Maria received the Presidential Points Of Light Award.

Through the USO/Dept. of Defense, Maria and her band were chosen from musical artists nationwide to entertain our Armed Forces around the world, taking a 'touch of home' to our troops on 11 different overseas tours..!

She and husband, Danny Elswick, can be seen often on the "Midwest Country" TV Show on the RFD-TV network, and were inducted into the Midwest Country Music Hall of Fame. They also received the "Gospel CD of the Year" award in the Midwest.

Maria Rose and Danny Elswick perform at many festivals, conventions, Military & corporate events and more. Maria & Danny were also inducted into the Midwest Country Music Hall of Fame, and received the 'Gospel CD of the Year' Award in August, 2009. Their music performances cover a wide variety of music, including oldies, country, originals, Patriotic, Christmas and Gospel songs. (Demo)

Maria and Danny also formed "PerformAbilities", a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, which was founded in August,1998 to provide entertainment to those with physical and mental disabilities. Such individuals and groups are encouraged to participate in shows and performances, thereby building confidence and self-esteem.
Maria's song, You Are The Flame, featuring 12 Special Olympics athletes from the Maryland and D.C. area is available on CD and single cassette.

Maria in red Born: August 7, Baltimore, Maryland

Personal: 5'2", brown hair, hazel eyes

Musical Influences: Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Lorrie Morgan, The Jordanaires

First Appearance: Military bases in the Maryland area

Career Achievements: Charting the Eastern region with " Can We Still Be Friends", written by Bill Anderson. This song received extensive airplay in the Maryland, Delaware, DC and Virginia areas. On Maryland's WPOC, it stayed in the Top Ten for twelve weeks, peaking at #3. On WISZ, another Maryland station, it became and remained #1 for three weeks.

Career Highlights: Appearances on the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, the Ernest Tubb Radio Show, the "You Can Be a Star" talent show on TNN. Package shows have included appearances with Loretta Lynn, Ricky Van Shelton, Marty Stuart, Bill Anderson, Shenandoah, Waylon Jennings, Gene Watson, Ronnie McDowell, George Strait, George Jones, Restless Heart, Doug Stone and more.

Original Songs: "(We Need To Be) The RE-United States", "Harbour Island", "Hearts Never Change", "Wild, Like Alaska", "Ice Mountain", "Thirty Years Ago", "You Are the Flame", "One Ounce Of Good", "Someone Did"

Personal References: Bill Anderson, (Grand Ole Opry), Armed Forces Professional Entertainment Agency, (Alexandria, Virginia)

Note-worthy Non-Musical Achievements: Former "Miss Baseball" for the Baltimore Orioles and 1st Runner-up in the Miss Teenage Maryland Contest

Click here for more Holly pictures.Pet: This is Holly, our pet Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie). Her favorite thing is chasing flashlights and reflections. She also knows when we call out for pizza because she sits on her bench by the window and watches for him.
(We lost Holly on August 11, 2000 but she will be in our thoughts forever.) Click on picture to see more.