Canadian country singer Madeline Merlo has some of the most successful years recently. Merlo was born and raised just outside of Vancouver, Canada in Maple Ridge and grew up riding horses. Her Mom was a major country music fan, and her grandmother was an opera singer. Madeline believes that music is “truly hereditary”, and that music fed her emotions as a kid. Merlo Always sang country songs in talent shows and at local coffee shops and enjoys the genre the most because of what it represents. At age 10, Merlo saw Shania Twain live and never looked back.
Madeline has had lots of commercial success in Canada, but once she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, she felt like it was a restart on her career as she was not as known. The country pop artist had a lifechanging experience when she was invited to perform on the NBC songwriting show “Songland”. The casting director for the show actually reached out to Merlo years ago for another show that did not air, so they reached out again for Songland. The Canadian born artist brought her original song “I’ll Drink to That” to the set of the show and did not find out she was performing for Lady A until about an hour before she took the stage. Once her song was selected, she got to work with country producer Shane McAanally (Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, and Kelsey Ballerini) and ended up with “Champagne Night”.
“Champagne Night” turned into Lady A’s radio single in April 2020 and has been the most successful song to come from “Songland” since it premiered. You can check out the song here. Madeline wants aspiring artists to know that you should “figure out who you are and what you want to say. You get into the music industry and everyone tells you what you should do. Fight for the songs you love”. Merlo continues to build on the success of “Champagne Night” and is now focusing on singing and songwriting with some of Nashville’s best songwriters and producers and will have new music coming soon!
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