GUTHRIE — The City of Guthrie has produced a promotionalmusic video in collaboration with Oklahoma singer/songwriter Maggie McClure for her original song “Coming Home.” The video features a variety of segments highlighting the quality of life Guthrie offers to current and future residents, as well as visitors.
“Maggie’s song really captures how we feel about our town,” says City Manager Leroy Alsup. “Whether you’ve lived here all your life, returned home after a few years away, or you’re a first time visitor, we think this is a special place. It was important for us to express that feeling with just the right artistic sentiment, and Coming Home sure does that.”
The City of Guthrie will be using the music video, as well as shorter clips, to help retain and attract young professionals and entrepreneurs to the community, as well as promote the city’s festivals, special events, tourism and economic development recruitment efforts. It’s also a way for Guthrie to support original Oklahoma art.
"Guthrie has a very special place in my heart and I am so excited to partner with the city on this project,” says McClure. “I am truly honored to have my song featured, and to represent Guthrie on a local, regional, national and international level."
The arts have been, and continue to be, an integral part of the fabric of Guthrie, and the city hopes that partnering with an Oklahoma songwriter like McClure is just one opportunity of many where the city and Oklahoma artists can collaborate to enhance the quality of life of both Guthrie and Oklahoma.
The City Of Guthrie encourages those who are looking for a place to shop, eat, stay, work, live, or play to “Come home to Guthrie, America!”
Oklahoma singer/songwriter/actress Maggie McClure has spent a good amount of her career placing her songs on TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, in TV movies like Hallmark Channel's My Christmas Love, and in feature films like Cowgirls N’ Angels, A Cowgirl's Story, and Christmas in the Heartland. Her smooth, confessional songwriting has made her a natural for these formats. Maggie has performed more than 1000 shows throughout her career in over 40+ states in the U.S. at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to Madison Square Garden in NYC, and most everywhere in between. Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith.
McClure has opened for Sara Bareilles and others (and is set to open for Paul Reiser in 2019). Additionally, she has appeared in multiple feature films including SONY’s A Cowgirl's Story and Ascension Media's Christmas In The Heartland, as well as in commercials for Sam’s Club (in which she is the lead actor, the lead voice over artist, and the songwriter/musical artist featured) and Emergen-C, and TV shows such as ABC's The Middle. Maggie also had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the very first NBA playoff game in Oklahoma history with more than 18,000 people in attendance, as well as recently performing the official holiday halftime show at Madison Square Garden for the NY Knicks along with singer/songwriter Shane Henry. McClure has been featured in such high profile media outlets as Huffington Post and AXS.