Madeline Merlo

 

 

There really isn’t much Madeline Merlo can’t do. As filming recently wrapped on ‘Country Crush,’ her on-screen musical debut, Madeline is ready to release Decades, a special Throwback Thursday video cover series on CMT.ca, and Honey Jack”, her brand new sultry single on July 17

Written and recorded on a warm Nashville night, “Honey Jack” demonstrates a new sound and mature vocal performance from this rising country star. Perfect to accompany those hot summer days, stiff patio drinks and questionable romantic decisions.

The new single caps a whirlwind year for Merlo. Since the release of her self-titled debut EP last summer, Madeline has entertained the Canadian troops overseas, shared her success story in Sparkle: An Inspirational Handbook for Young Girls, was picked as one of four lucky female artists selected to open for Country music superstars Dean Brody and Paul Brant during their Road Trip Tour this fall, and starred in the upcoming musical film, Country Crush, due out in early 2016.

Acting alongside Jana Kramer and Sophie Tweed-Simmons, Madeline plays Nancy Taylor, an aspiring country singer who faces several challenges on her road to fame. What drew her to the screen? “I related to Nancy from the moment I read the script the first time,” she explains, “which was why it made it an easy decision to take on a project so foreign to me. I can relate to her intense passion, and her hard work and determination to do her best.”

 Speaking of best, in Decades Madeline has covered hits by some of her favourite artists from the 1940’s on–including Shania Twain, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton. Be sure to watch the special video series on Throwback Thursdays (#TBT) at CMT.ca. Check the list below for her local tour dates and find out more at madelinemerlo.com

About

Madeline Merlo always knew she wanted to be a Country music star, and her dream is quickly becoming reality. After signing to Open Road Recordings in 2013 at just 18, and releasing her self-titled debut album in 2014, Madeline was quickly recognized as an artist to watch. Her break came when ‘Sinking Like a Stone’ was picked up by local radio. ‘Alive’ soon followed, becoming popular on country radio and TV alike. Following a busy year of recording new material and filming her musical debut ‘Country Crush’, Madeline is set to release her brand new single “Honey Jack” on July 17. Keep you eyes peeled for local tour dates this fall at madelinemerlo.com.

Tour

Oct 13 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena – Road Trip Tour with Dean Brody and Paul Brandt

Oct 15 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens – Road Trip Tour with Dean Brody and Paul Brandt

Oct 16 – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre – Road Trip Tour with Dean Brody and Paul Brandt

Oct 17 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre – Road Trip Tour with Dean Brody and Paul Brandt

Oct 18 – Kingston, ON – Rogers K-Rock Centre – Road Trip Tour with Dean Brody and Paul Brandt

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