Maddy Rodriguez is thrilled that she’s going to be gracing the stage of the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville this May 9th. This famed venue has become a Mecca for songwriters, and hosts early and late rounds almost every night of the week. Definitely a feather in young Maddy’s cap.
Maddy received an honourable mention in the USA Songwriting Competition for her tune, “Falling Up”. Along with the other winners, she will be sharing the Bluebird stage with another Canadian, Edmonton’s Ben Sures, who also received an honourable mention. “Falling Up” is coincidentally also the title of a Shel Silverstein book. (Shel was an author/songwriter who wrote “Cover of the Rolling Stone”, A Boy Named Sue”, “Wasn’t That a Party” and “The Unicorn” among many others.)
And if that wasn’t enough, Maddy WON the International Acoustic Music Awards and the UK Songwriting Contest with her song “All The Wasted Time.” As part of the IAMA overall prize, the song received radio promotion in America and has logged over 30,000 spins according to the Spin Tracking System. It has been in the top 10 downloaded songs via the radio delivery service AirPlay Access for the last several months. The
song was also in the first ballot for consideration as Best Country Song at the 55th Grammy’s.