Grammy Award nominee Merrilee Rush filled the airwaves in the 60’s with her powerful vocals and charismatic personality, including her 1968 hit ‘Angel of the Morning’.
A classically trained pianist, Merrilee began her performing career in the early 1960s working with several different Northwest bands. After forming Merrilee and The Turnabouts in 1965, she embarked on a career that has spanned over four decades and included world-wide concert performances and appearances on such network television shows as American Bandstand, The Joey Bishop Show, The Johnny Cash Show, Happening ’68 and The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour to name a few.
In 1968, Merrilee received a Grammy nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year in the company of Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin and Mary Hopkin. The Northwest Area Music Association (NAMA) honored Merrilee with membership in the NAMA Hall of Fame in 1989.
Now married to singer-songwriter Billy Mac, she continues to perform around the country in rock and roll shows. She has also formed a new band, Merrilee Rush and Her Rockin’ ’60s Revue, which is now booking dates for 2013 and 2014. When not on tour, she enjoys pursuing her hobby of breeding and showing Old English Sheepdogs on her family farm in the countryside of Seattle.