Chart-topping country singer/songwriter, Madelyn Victoria grew up in the deep south of Texas, in Harlingen, performing in public for the first time, during a local Christmas Pageant, at age 5. She continued performing and singing throughout her youth, at local competitions and pageants, earning awards and recognition as one of the area’s top young performers. Her songwriting career began at the age of 13, after becoming the lead vocalist at her church. In 2007, Madelyn competed in the Modeling Association of America International Competition and Convention in New York, where she won the vocal competition, singing Sara Evans’ “Real Fine Place to Start.” That same year, Madelyn auditioned to perform with the Radio Disney Superstars of Dallas, was selected, and opened for pop boy band sensation, The Jonas Brothers. In high school, Madelyn studied both Opera and Mariachi, winning accolades in both categories, all the while honing her guitar skills. In December of 2012, Madelyn performed in Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood and at the NFR Rodeo) as the Shania Twain Sing-Off Contest Winner.
Now, MTS Management Group is proud to announce Madelyn Victoria is a winner at the April 2016 Akademia Awards. Her song, “He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor” was named Best Country Song. Winners are determined by the general voting process held by an expert panel of six judges, who are all former senior executives and industry veterans, from some of the largest record companies. Past winners include country rocker, Chase Allan; Grammy Winner, Ricky Kej; and Music Row-charting Swedish artist, Hicks. For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.theakademia.com/winners5/.
“He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor” was co-written by Madelyn Victoria. The song appears on Madelyn’s debut self-titled EP. Listen to the track at http://www.theakademia.com/april2016_bestsong_country5.html.
Located in Los Angeles, California, The Akademia Music Awards is dedicated to recognizing excellence in music throughout the world and supporting musicians interested in receiving a higher degree of market exposure and professional recognition for their work. www.theakademia.com
Madelyn Victoria and her band have opened for some of the biggest names in country music, including Easton Corbin, Turnpike Troubadours, Tracy Lawrence, Kevin Fowler, Clay Walker, Josh Thompson, Dustin Lynch, Zac Brown Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and more. She is a Top 50 CMT.com artist, too! Madelyn also gives back to her community, by volunteering at local Motor Training events for special needs children, singing to the children at hospitals and rehab centers and by starting her own annual event called “Octave Higher Christmas” for children.
“He Only Loves Me on the Dancefloor” reached #1 on the national country AM/FM chart, New Music Weekly. The video reached the Yallwire.com Top 5 Most Watched Videos chart, and it was nominated for a 2016 Libera Award in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.madelynvictoriamusic.com.