May 29, 2012
Maddy Rodriguez' award wining song, "All The Wasted Time," continues to climb radio charts in the US.
Up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriter Maddy Rodriguez released "All The Wasted TIme" in the US on April 9 and in a few weeks the song has made it into several radio charts including the Music Row Country Breakout Chart, currently at #176 and the Indie World Country Record Report at #36.
"All The Wasted Time" has logged over 6,300 spins since April 9 when it was released to radio.
Spin Tracking System charts (as of May 25, 2012)
Top 100 Singles in the Top 40 - AC/Hot AC format - #38
Country Main Chart - #46
Country Top 30 Indies - #30
AC/HOT AC Main Chart - #40
AC/HOT AC Top 30 Indies - #16
Top 40 Main Chart - #35
Top 40 Top 30 Indies - #12
When 18 year old Maddy Rodriguez defines herself, she does so without hesitation, saying simply: "I write songs." For the Toronto-based singer-songwriter and recording artist, music means everything. "It's life," she adds.
Maddy released her debut album "Don't Be a Stranger" on March 6, 2012. The album reads like a scrapbook, each song a snapshot of the various challenges and triumphs she and her friends have experienced while growing up - from heartbreaks to mean girls to absent fathers - the topic of her current hit single "All The Wasted Time." Although the album features some co-writes: "Falling Up" with Andrea Wasse, Greig Nori, and Josh Ramsay, "Some of You Please," with Ryan Stewart; and "Freedom of Speech" with Mark Selby, Rodriguez wrote the bulk of the record herself and has co-production credits on two tracks.
"I am really blessed to have great friends in my life," Maddy says, "but a few of them, including my best friend, have grown up without their fathers around. My best friend - yes her birthday is on May 13, by the way - is usually really strong about it. But this one time, she was having a bad day and she broke down crying. She explained to me how hard it is to feel like you don't matter to your own Dad...to always be waiting for him to show up and then be disappointed. That's how I got the idea for "All The Wasted Time."