14-year-old Singer/Actress Pens an Original Song for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Drive for 7

February 11, 2011

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14-year-old Singer/Actress Pens an Original Song for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Drive for 7

Keely Marshall

Studio City, CA (PRWEB) February 4, 2011

Keely Marshall is a 14-year-old singer/actress who relocated to Los Angeles from Tampa over a year ago to pursue her dreams of a singing and acting career. What she didn’t expect was to have musical success with a song about the Pittsburgh Steelers. While she has never lived in Pittsburgh her favorite football team is the Steelers due to her dad, Kevin Marshall having been raised an ardent Steelers fan in Pittsburgh.

After the Steelers defeated the New York Jets in the AFC Championship, Marshall set about writing a song for the Steelers and the Super Bowl. With some help from her dad, Marshall spent the next couple days coming up with a theme, a tune and lyrics. They settled on a title, DRIVE FOR 7, taken from the song’s catchy chorus. The song chronicles the Steelers meteoric rise in the 70’s and takes the team through their 6th Super Bowl win in “Tampa where I lived” on to their current match-up with the Green Bay Packers.

After recording the song on an HD video camera, with Marshall playing acoustic guitar, the video was uploaded on to her YouTube account. It soon caught fire when the elder Marshall, owner of an advertising agency in Tampa, posted the video link on various Steelers-themed Facebook pages and blogs.

In a week’s time the video has amassed over 11,000 views and comments from all over Steelers nation. Once planted on Facebook and Twitter, the video has been shared on Facebook over 1,400 times. A popular tween magazine, POPSTAR MAGAZINE (http://www.popstaronline.com/blog/entry/keely-marshall-roots-for-the-steelers/), posted the song on their website, alongside a picture of Marshall with teen-sensation, Justin Bieber. Several other teen/tween sites have posted the video on their sites, including the popular KIDZBOP (http://www.kidzbop.com).

Marshall’s video and song has caught the attention of former Steelers great, Jerome Bettis. Bettis commented on the video, “Great Song!” (http://www.facebook.com/thebus36). Current Steelers wide receiver, Emmanuel Sanders “liked” the video when he viewed it on his Facebook page.

Says Marshall, “I would love to perform my song at the Steelers victory parade after they win their 7th Lombardi trophy!” She goes on to say that she would also love to perform the national anthem at a Steelers home game in the future. Says Dad, “As if it wasn’t already exciting enough having my Steelers in the Super Bowl, this song has made it that much more fun!”


In the past few years, Keely Marshall has opened for the biggest and brightest music stars – stars like Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Mitchel Musso and Savannah Outen. Keely was asked by Barack Obama to perform “America The Beautiful” at one of his campaign rallies!

Keely has recorded original music with multi-platinum producer, Eddie Galan in Los Angeles. “Eddie G”, as he is known in the music business, has credits on the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and HANNAH MONTANA soundtracks and has worked with many of the Disney stars.

Keely is signed with Buchwald Talent Group, Mavrick Entertainment and Art/Work Entertainment to manage her acting pursuits. She has appeared in Disney Channel and Nickelodeon promotional commercials as well as landing a national campaign for Mexico Tourism.

Keely has proudly performed the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning and other events! Each time, Keely’s spirited rendition of the Star Spangled Banner has brought applause, acclaim and a look of surprise on the faces of many at the sound coming from such a young singer!

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