Born and raised in a Boston suburb, Madelyn discovered her love of music early in life, singing for fun, writing poetry and learning to play piano and guitar. She was songwriting by age ten; 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 by twenty. Most recently in 2021, her songwriting was recognized by the BMI Foundation and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Madelyn grew up inspired by many singer-songwriters, connecting most with folk and country music artists. James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Lori McKenna, Peter, Paul & Mary influenced her most, all shaping her appreciation for lyricism. In fourth grade, she picked up a copy of Taylor Swift’s debut album which encouraged her to pen and produce her own songs. Today, she considers herself an artist who incorporates multiple genres into her songwriting, including country, pop, folk and singer-songwriter.
Madelyn is known for her solid storytelling, turning ordinary happenings into relatable experiences. She approaches universal topics using vivid emotion and clever wordplay, evident in fan-favorite “Broke Like Me.” In the thick of the pandemic, Madelyn wrote “Perfectionist,” a vulnerable tune highlighting young women in their journey to find themselves. It earned her the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist honor. In 2021, she wrote "Move In” which chronicles a moment in relationships many yearn to experience--to live with their lover. The song was named a 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner. "Little Things,” a 2020 collaboration with Nashville-based Charlie Brennan, amassed over 2.4 million streams on Spotify. It has also been featured on multiple editorial playlists including Warm Fuzzy Feeling which has over two million followers.
For the last four years, Madelyn has lived in Manhattan taking the stage at many beloved venues, including Pianos, The Cutting Room and Radio City Music Hall. In 2022, she graduated with honors from New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Recorded Music. She currently lives in Nashville pursuing music full-time.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
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