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MY STORY

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Madelyn Paquette is a Nashville-based award-winning songwriter and artist. Recently, she co-wrote “Over The Weekend” by Charlie Brennan and Anna Vaus, “Made You Look” by Gracie Carol and “Checking In” by Alex Angelo. Born and raised in a Boston suburb, Madelyn was songwriting by age nine; nominated for two American Songwriting Awards by fifteen; became a National YoungArts Foundation Winner by seventeen; selected as a 2018 Presidential Scholar in the Arts Finalist by eighteen; and won an Independent Music Award for her single “Broke Like Me” by twenty. Since 2021, she has been recognized by the BMI Foundation Scholarship, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as a Grand Prize winner for “Move In,” and most recently by the 23rd NSAI Song Contest as a Top 10 Finalist for two songs, “Breaking You In” and “Checking In.”

Madelyn always knew music would be integral in her life. Growing up listening to storytellers like James Taylor, Dolly Parton, and Lori McKenna, her ears became fine-tuned to appreciate expert craftsmanship. At age nine, she heard Taylor Swift’s debut album and began writing her own songs and performing locally. In addition to penning lyrics and melodies, she imagined arrangements in her head, prompting her to learn to produce her own demos. Production has since become signature to her story, enabling her to drive all aspects of her creative process. Her lyrics showcase nuanced perspectives on love, home and self-discovery, reflecting a young woman’s entrance into adulthood, evident in “Perfectionist.” 

In 2022, Madelyn graduated from New York University’s Clive Davis Institute with a B.F.A. in Recorded Music. Topping off her college tenure, she had the honor of performing her single “Broke Like Me” at Radio City Music Hall. She spent June in Nashville as she was selected by Katie Vinten of Black Diamond Artist Group and Columbia Records to participate in NYU’s inaugural Summer Accelerator mentorship and networking program. Madelyn moved to Nashville in July with continued mentorship from Ms. Vinten, forging ahead with writing sessions and meetings. Still new to Music City, she is establishing herself as a versatile songwriter and producer of several genres including country and pop, and building her tribe. 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

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2022 - NSAI Songwriting Contest - TOP 10 FINALIST, "Breaking You In" & "Checking In" 

2021 - John Lennon Songwriting Contest - GRAND PRIZE WINNER, Country, Move In

2020 - John Lennon Songwriting Contest - Finalist, Country, Perfectionist

2020 - International Songwriting Competition - Semi-Finalist, Country, Broke Like Me

2020 - BMI Foundation 24th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Winner - Ready or Not

2020 - The Independent Music Awards - Best Country Song Official Winner. Broke Like Me

2018 - Presidential Scholar In The Arts, Semifinalist

2017 - National YoungArts Foundation VOICE Singer/Songwriter Winner.  Sierra

2017 - Music Matters Songwriting Contest, Boston's Independent Radio 92.5 The River - Top 3 Winner. Can't Wait Til Tuesday

2015 - Music Matters Songwriting Contest, Top 10 Winner. Can't Wait Til Tuesday 

2015 - The American Songwriting Awards (ASA) - Teen Category Nominee, All The Way Crazy.  Holiday Song Category Nominee, As Long As I'm With You This Christmas

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