Maggie Rose can add “Emmy winner” to her list of accomplishments. She recently won an Emmy for her song “Get Ya Game One” which she wrote for Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the Washington Redskins’ 2013 season. A native of Potomac, Md., Maggie grew up a Redskins fan and was honored to be asked to write the song and film its music video.
“I remember thinking, ‘This is so cool, but I’m a country artist,’” Maggie told Rolling Stone Country. “I didn’t dream an Emmy would be the first award I’d be nominated for! It’s such an honor.”
Unfortunately, Maggie couldn’t attend the award ceremony. She was in Georgia performing at a music festival, so her parents, Lizz and Steve Durante, went in her place.
“I was on stage when the [Emmy] announcement was made,” she said. “I was nervous during the show, knowing I’d find out as soon as I got off stage what the results were. And I got a text from my mom and dad with a picture of them holding the Emmy. It was so cute — they had such huge smiles.”
Maggie has already filmed a new promotional video for the 2014 NFL season and revealed Comcast is in talks to syndicate it nationally. She is also working on a new album.