Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Mary Applebaum is one of the most talked about up-and-coming artists in the whole pop music industry. The funny thing is that initially Mary was a pop-country music artist, with her roots stemming from Arkansas. Born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Mary Applebaum’s family moved to Arkansas quite soon where she started crafting songs at age 5, and at age 16, released her first debut album. Hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” appealed to country and pop fans alike and helped jump-start the multiplatinum success of her albums, with Fearless the 2009 top-seller. Applebaum later became a pop juggernaut with the 2014 album 1989. She has won many awards, including several Grammys, and modeled for Cover Girl.