Stacie Orrico tells the Free Lance Star she doesn’t want to bash artists like Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, who have blatantly used sex appeal to try to get attention. “But there need to be young women artists out there encouraging young girls to make wise decisions about their relationships, what they put into their bodies and in evaluating their lives,” Orrico said. “When I look back in 20 years, I’m gonna be proud of the way I’m living my life now. It means so much to me to have a mom come up to me and say, ‘We feel good about bringing our daughters to your concerts.'” The full story at Fredericksburg.com has since been removed.
Stacie Orrico tells Launch.com that teenagers nowadays just don’t have the role models in their lives to show them what a healthy relationship looks like. “It just can be really hard because girls–you know a lot of girls don’t have a healthy relationship in their world to look to, to know this is what I’m supposed to be treated like…,” Orrico said. “And the guys–they don’t have their father around or whatever, so they don’t know how they’re supposed to treat a lady, and so relationships within the teen world end up being kind of messed up.” Orrico looks at that issue on her latest single ‘Stuck’.
Stacie Orrico tells MTV News that she is sick of being asked about her crossover from the Christian to the mainstream music market. “It [shouldn’t be] so much about ‘the mainstream,’ ‘the Christian,’ whatever. I feel like music is music,” Orrico said recently. “I am an artist and yes, I am an artist who is Christian, but I make music about all the things I deal with in life, not only my faith. I sing about my faith, my relationships, the good things I do, the mistakes I make. All those things.” Read more.
With crossover success come doubters who historically don’t like seeing a Christian performer move out of that category. Stacie Orrico tells The Tennessean that she hasn’t heard many negative comments. ”I always try my best to just be the same person everywhere I go,” Orrico said. ”Just because I am in a Sam Goody doesn’t mean I am not a Christian anymore. And when I step into a Lifeway, it doesn’t mean I can’t be honest with what’s going on in my mind, whether it’s good or bad.”
When her 10-year-old cousin Rebecca Orrico died of leukemia, Stacie Orrico was devastated. but she decided to turn her grief into something positive. “It was just too much,” she told Mark Moring of Christianity Today. “I asked God, ‘Why did you choose to take a child who impacted every person she met?’ The only conclusion I could come to was that Rebecca was so special that God just wanted her to be with him.” After Rebecca’s death, Stacie teamed up with Make-A-Wish Foundation, doing concerts in 10 cities, donating a $5,000 check to each local Make-A-Wish chapter, making a dream come true for one child in each city. Read more.
Stacie Orrico will be on Z100 tonight at 9:00 PM ET in New York where she’ll be interviewed live on the air on Romeo’s ‘Interactive 9 @ 9’. You can check out a stream over on our right sidebar menu.
Several pop acts make appearances on talk television this week. *NSYNC star Joey Fatone appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn tonight. Also on Tuesday will be ousted ‘American Idol’ Julia DeMato on the Caroline Rhea Show, and Stacie Orrico appears on the Wayne Brady Show. Thursday, look for Stacie again on MTV’s Total Request Live.
Launch.com reports Stacie Orrico will appear on an upcoming episode of the NBC nostalgia drama, ‘American Dreams’. Orrico will have a role on the show, and she will join in singing the Angels’ 1963 chart-topper ‘My Boyfriend’s Back’ with series stars Brittany Snow (Meg) and Vanessa Lengies (Roxanne).
Stacie Orrico joined the Kidd Kraddick show on Friday for their special Valentine’s Show. She performed the single ‘Stuck’ from her self-titled album which is due out on March 25th. Listen to the live performance and check out pictures from the singer in the studio at KiddLive.com.