Bigger Than Life
Recording Artist / Songwriter Entertaining & making a positive difference in the world through music has been a dream of Rick Marcotte's since the first time he set foot on a stage. From that moment on, it's been his passion. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Rick comes from a family that loves music! He has received the Oklahoma Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year and Horizon Awards. The Oklahoma Opry bestowed the Horizon Award on him in his first year of performing. Rick was also named the Oklahoma Country Music Spotlight Association's Male Vocalist of the Year. Local success took him to Johnnie High's Country Music Review in the Ft. Worth, Texas area as a regular guest performer on this great country music show. He has performed for the induction of pro athletes into the Oklahoma Sports' Hall of Fame, NFL charity fundraisers, the International Finals Rodeo, and at The National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Instruments: Rick plays the guitar and mandolin Human Interest: Rick's got quite a bit of story just in getting to where he is today with his music. A spinal injury had left him with a prognosis of impending paralysis. After being told by one team that the damage was not operable, neurosurgeons Paul Francel & Benjamin White in Oklahoma City took on the challenge of trying to correct the damage. With a lot of prayers, three spinal surgeries, and 14 months of down time, Rick was back on his feet. That experience gave Rick plenty of time to write his latest collection of songs. As soon as he was able, Rick was in studio working on the new project. It hasn't been an easy road, but it has been a life changing experience and one Rick shares and uses to encourage others in overcoming obstacles. Rick's goal is to write and perform songs that motivate us to be the best we can be through a style that just sings about life. Listen to the samples he's provided and you'll quickly find why this writer/performer is growing in popularity in the Country and Christian Country markets! The new CD album Bigger Than Life will also serve as a fundraiser to help children burn victims and the fallen fire fighters memorial. This effort has started with the Oklahoma City Fire Fighters and the goal is to grow this fundraiser to a national level!