"Listening to this young artist makes me feel like the future of music is in good hands. Madelyn is smart, talented, conscientious and relatable. Her lyrics are furnished with a warm intensity and truth. It's clear Paquette is passionate about expressing herself, but she does it with such vocal grace and poise that her message just glides into absorption." -Carolyn Kruse, Boston, MA Country 102.5
Music has fueled BMI Foundation's John Lennon Scholarship winner Madelyn Paquette's fire since she was young. Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, Madelyn discovered her love of singing as a toddler and developed a keen ear for harmony and pitch soon after. She fell in love with guitar, piano and songwriting at age ten. Award highlights include two American Songwriting Awards (ASA) at age 15; a National YoungArts Foundation Winner at 17; a 2018 Presidential Scholar in the Arts Finalist at 18; and an Independent Music Award (IMA) at 20. In addition to being known for her contagious melodies and hooks, listeners also enjoy her unique perspectives on universal topics from love and friendship, to heartbreak and vulnerability, to nostalgia and new beginnings, to female empowerment.
Madelyn describes her music as a fusion of contemporary country, pop, folk, Americana and singer-songwriter, but she doesn't let labels dictate her sound. Inspiration comes from her favorite artists Ben Rector, NEEDTOBREATHE, Joseph, Hunter Hayes, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini. Her signature riffs and effortless vocal performance top the list that wows her listeners. Reinforcing her desire for creative autonomy of her work, Madelyn adds producing and engineering to her repertoire. On singles “Evergreen,” "Broke Like Me" and "Ready or Not" Madelyn played every instrument. Her latest release, "Better Weather," reflective and hopeful in a Covid-19 world, is self-produced.
Prior to Covid-19, Madelyn has performed at Miami’s New World Symphony, and has been a regular at Massachusetts venues including Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Precinct, the Berklee Performance Center and Café 939. Now living in New York, she looks forward to returning to loved venues such as Arlene's Grocery, The Cutting Room and Pianos to perform live shows. Madelyn attends New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts where she is pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Recorded Music.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2020 - BMI Foundation 24th Annual John Lennon Scholarship - "Ready or Not"
2020 - The Independent Music Awards - "Broke Like Me" - Best Country Song Official Winner
2019 - Featured on Kruser's Local Catch & on Boston's Hit Country 102.5 -"Evergreen"
2018 - Presidential Scholar In The Arts Semifinalist
2017 - Top 3 Winner "Music Matters" Songwriting Contest, Boston's Independent Radio 92.5 The River - "Can't Wait Til Tuesday"
2015 - Top 10 Winner "Music Matters Songwriting Contest" - "Can't Wait Til Tuesday"
2015 - The American Songwriting Awards (ASA) - "All The Way Crazy" - Teen Category Nominee, "As Long As I'm With You This Christmas" - Holiday Song Category Nominee