The young country music sensation then made the move to Nashville, knocking on all the doors on Music Row, eventually signing a publishing deal with Sony ATV at the age of 19. Mallary released a digital EP entitled Love Lives On on August 4, 2009.
Her music has garnered high praise from music critics everywhere. Jon Caramanica from The New York Times included Mallary as part of the new faces of country music saying, “The next generation proposes a range of options. It includes…young women with a more traditional style, like Mallary Hope.” CMT praised Hope, saying, “She has a beautifully soothing voice and uses it to its full effect on Love Lives On, bringing all the sadness out of the song she wrote for her sister and anyone else who has a spouse in the military.”
Mallary helped co-write Lauren Alaina’s 2011 single “Georgia Peaches” along with “The Locket,” another song on Lauren’s debut album. She has opened for some of country music’s biggest artists including Opry members Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, and country stars Sheryl Crow, Rodney Atkins, Gary Allan, and Jake Owen.
Mallary made her Grand Ole Opry debut in October of 2009 and has performed numerous times since. She is currently recording a debut album.