Monthly Archives: May 2015

Maddy Rodriguez in Northern Ontario

Thank you!!! What winning a Grand Prize and Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest means to me.

Hey Fanily!

Just want to thank you all so much for voting for "Fascinated" in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. It won a Lennon Award!! Wahoo!!! When I won the Grand Prize for the country category in Session II, I was very very honoured! But winning a Lennon Award is extra special because it was YOU who helped me win. 

This is a huge blessing, because now "Fascinated" is in the last stage of the contest: Song of The Year! One song will be chosen and the winner will get a $20,000 cash prize.... That would help me out a TON cause I'm kind of sort of broke... Pursuing music as a career can be really expensive. I'm constantly scraping for money to record new songs and travel back and forth to Nashville. It's tough! Most artists don't make enough money. It takes a lot of work (and money) and luck to break through.

You might not know this about me, but I took a break from school this past year, to just work and save money so that I could make this big trip to Nashville (I'm in Nashville right now for 5 months). You see... money can't buy happiness but it can buy plane tickets to Nashville and recording sessions and guitars... And all of those things make me happy!! The longer I can financially sustain this journey to the top, the longer I can put out great music for you to listen to! So cross your fingers that "Fascinated" wins Song of The Year!!

As always, your support means the world to me. I'm so glad I have a little community to share my music and my experiences with. Hope to make you all very proud one day! 

Hugs and besos,