Episode 315. IMAJ- Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising
Known mononymously as IMAJ, the artist fans everywhere call their “Country Darling” is a multi-talented Country singer-songwriter, visual artist, novelist, actress, and humanitarian. Born in Miami Beach, FL, to a model mother and actor father, 80’s TV icon Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs of Miami Vice), IMAJ grew up in a “utopian environment where creativity was encouraged.” IMAJ has been an exceptional guest performer/toured with multi-platinum and major Country artists such as Collin Raye, Kip Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, Hunter Hayes, and LeAnn Rimes. IMAJ has also been an exceptional guest performer for renowned brands such as PepsiCo Frito-Lay, an honored singer/songwriter at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, and a headliner for the State Fair of Texas, the “I Am Ali” Festival, and the Awards ceremony for the Muhammad Ali Center, Nancy Lieberman’s Dream Ball Gala with Ice Cube and Julius Irving, the Festival of Faiths, WE Day, for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Toys for Kids charity event, Forbes Magazine’s listed PNC Conference and Dallas’ MLK Parade, to name a few.
IMAJ is an Amazon Top 10 Bestselling Country artist featured in People Magazine, Huffington Post, NowThis Entertainment, Distractify, and more. In addition, CMA (Country Music Association) CloseUp Magazine labeled IMAJ “The One To Watch.” She was also labeled “The New Face of Country Music” by QueenLatifah.com. Her debut single “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” from her self-titled debut album charted on Music Row and reached New and Active on the Billboard Country Charts. IMAJ says the song is “…all about being yourself in a world where everyone is trying to be everyone else. It’s all about Peace, Love, and Country music.”
“Colorblind,” IMAJ’s latest world peace country music video, reached over 3.3 million views worldwide on Facebook and is from her sophomore album “America’s Sweetheart.” She performed her hit at the Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series for the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, TN, where she was the keynote speaker. IMAJ will receive the 2019 Trailblazer Award at the Equanimity Awards in Dallas, TX. In addition, she was an Avanti Award winner and nominated for the prestigious RoundGlass Music Awards for her single “His Story, Her Story.” This song she wrote sheds light on the sacrifices of our military men and women. Like her other releases, this single, too, is generating listeners, views, and buzz worldwide. Through it all, IMAJ’s primary goal is to help foster world peace with her music.