"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 2020 Independent Music Award Winner Madelyn Paquette's fire since the beginning. 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 the craft of songwriting at age ten; won two American Songwriting Awards (ASA) by fifteen; became a National YoungArts Foundation Winner by 17; and was selected as a 2018 Presidential Scholar in the Arts Finalist by 18. In addition to being known for her contagious melodies and hooks, listeners also enjoy her unique perspectives on universal topics: love and friendship, heartbreak and vulnerability, nostalgia and new beginnings, and 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. She makes the sounds she wants to hear, the common denominator of her catalogue being her lyrical and sonic breadth. Inspiration from her favorite artists: Ben Rector, NEEDTOBREATHE, Joseph, Hunter Hayes, Maren Morris and Lady Antebellum presents itself in Madelyn's material. Madelyn's voice is the first thing to wow an audience- her effortless, soaring vocals bolstered by focused technique study since 2013. Over the last few years Madelyn has also taken impressive steps towards creative autonomy including in the production and engineering of her own work. On her last three releases; "Evergreen," "Broke Like Me," and "Ready or Not," Madelyn played every instrument on the tracks. Her latest release, "Better Weather," is self-produced.
Madelyn performs regularly at venues in the Massachusetts area including Boston’s famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Precinct, the Berklee Performance Center and Café 939, and has performed at Miami’s New World Symphony. Now living in New York, Madelyn infuses the city with her country-pop sound, playing at loved venues such as Arlene's Grocery, The Cutting Room and Pianos. Currently, Madelyn studies at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
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