Among both critics and peers alike, her songwriting has been deemed a heated mixture of sultry vulnerability and raw emotion. Her powerhouse vocals, in combination with her poignant lyrics and piano driven songwriting place her in a category all on her own.
Meet Joelle Maddyson, a beautiful Nashville-based redheaded songstress who has taken the music industry by storm with her awe-inspiring talent. Born in southwest Louisiana, Joelle Maddyson was singing long before she could speak. Her musical journey took off in her early teens, soon after her family relocated to California’s central valley. It was during high school that Joelle began winning awards for her vocal performances in addition to participating annually in both honor choir and band. During her senior year, Joelle took on composition head on, by teaching herself how to play piano and writing original music.
When Joelle received the only Command Performance award given at The Solo & Ensemble Festival in 2002, she was immediately recruited to CSU Stanislaus. She received the highest scholarship at the time for her vocal audition. She then spent three years studying both Vocal Performance and English Literature. As it became clear that her true passion lies in songwriting, Joelle took a break from school and began performing in local venues.
Within months, Joelle was touring across California. She was invited to play on news programs, radio stations, and was nominated two years in a row for the prestigious Modesto Area Music Association Award.
Joelle’s journey led her to Nashville, where she teamed up with Billy Smiley of Northern Shore Productions. Joelle was also awarded the LaFaMos Grant for Independent Artists. She is also the newest member selected to join SESAC, and invitation only promotional rights group for songwriters. With no end in sight, Joelle continues her dedication to sincere and fearlessly personal songwriting.