Groundbreaking singer-guitarist Malina Moye was presented with a case dedication in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas for her historic 2010 National Anthem performance. Located in the HRH VIP Tower, the exhibit celebrates Moye’s achievement of being the first African American woman to play the national anthem on guitar at a professional sporting event (Cowboys vs. Vikings). The unveiling included the official NFL jersey she wore, her signature sea foam Fender guitar strung with her favorite Dean Markley strings, Koolaburra boots, and an iconic photo taken by Marco Van Rooijen.
“I’m so honored, excited and proud to be a part of the history of music with the Hard Rock. Thanks for making me feel like I belong,” Malina stated at the event.
Moye released her latest record “Rock & Roll Baby” on October 14, 2014, with the single “K-yotic” which has been steadily climbing the charts. Featuring Bootsy Collins, the song debuted at number 11 on hot single sales and was among the most shared music in the country, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart in November. In honor of Moye’s Hard Rock dedication, Koolaburra customers will receive a download card of “Rock & Roll Baby,” which is available now.
About Malina Moye
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Malina Moye has carved out her own lane amongst the new breed of Rock artists, a pioneer amongst the new generation of lead guitarists. Live, Moye delivers an electrifying stage show featuring an intoxicating fusion of funk and rock, and she is the first left-handed female player to be included on the legendary Fender Guitars’ impressive roster of endorsees. Her critically acclaimed debut, Diamonds & Guitars, reached number 35 on Amazon.com and iTunes respectively. Diamond & Guitars showcased an eclectic pallet of music while preserving its mainstream appeal putting her on the road as an opening act for Robin Thicke, as well as legendary rock group Journey. Malina has seen some radio success landing several singles on the Billboard charts, including her Top 10 single “Alone” staying on the charts for over 32 consecutive weeks.
Moye has performed with some of the most celebrated music icons in the world, including a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute performance for pioneer Chuck Berry, she headlined a sold-out show with Chaka Khan honoring Stevie Wonder, as well being the first African-American woman to play the National Anthem on guitar at a professional sporting event: Vikings vs Cowboys—the most watched NFL game of the year. The songstress was also featured in the UK documentary “Stratmaster: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told,” and during her 2013 Summer European tour, Moye performed “God Save The Queen” honoring the Queen of England at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In January 2014, the Women’s International Music Network awarded Malina the “She Rocks Next Generation” Award among other winners such as Sheila E., Janie Hendrix and Grammy Winner Gaby Moreno.
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