Madelyn Victoria’s “Country Fide” Music Video!
“Country music hits the heart and feeds the soul; it’s the story of all our lives in one way or another.”
That’s Madelyn Victoria’s perspective on the depth of country music and just one of the many reasons why this talented young vocalist and songwriter from deep, south Texas decided to pursue a career in the country music industry.
Madelyn Victoria was born on September 2nd, 1990. Her penchant for singing was evident at an early age, with Madelyn taking the stage for her first public performance when she was only five years old. Eager to continue performing, she entered local talent competitions and pageants, earning top awards and gaining recognition throughout her youth.
With her sights set on a career performing music, Madelyn Victoria undertook training with Barbizon School of Talent to perfect her showmanship and presentation. She attended the Modeling Association of America International Competition and Convention in New York in 2007 held at the Waldorf Astoria where she dazzled judges with her rendition of “A Real Fine Place to Start” by Sara Evans. Madelyn out-sang all other competitors to win the vocal competition. Other categories she competed in included Soap Opera, TV Commercial, and Photo Posing receiving 2nd runner-up and honorable mentions, respectively. To gain additional exposure that same year, Madelyn Victoria took advantage of an opportunity to perform with the Radio Disney Superstars of Dallas, opening for pop boy band sensation The Jonas Brothers. She then took training to teach and coach with the Barbizon School of Talent in south Texas.
Without formal voice lessons, Madelyn Victoria relied heavily on the music programs offered at her high school to cultivate her voice. As a member of the San Benito High School choir, Madelyn Victoria received a Solo Superior “1” rating for two consecutive years at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Competition in 2008 and 2009. She also competed in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Talent Contest at the Texas FFA Convention in 2008 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock, Texas. As a state finalist, Madelyn competed before an audience of 5,000. Her varied interest in music led her to study Mariachi for two years, where she further developed her voice and honed her skills playing guitar. She was recognized as All Region Mariachi Female Vocalist, 1st Chair during her senior year. Competing at The University of Texas Pan American Festiva de Artes vocal competition in Edinburg in 2009, Madelyn Victoria received its most prestigious award, Vocal Champion, and was given the opportunity to open for the world renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. To diversify her singing repertoire, Madelyn briefly received opera vocal training and participated in Master Chorale at the University of Texas at Brownsville, in the Fall of 2009. However, Madelyn Victoria’s true passion resides in country music. The array of styles within country music, the unique fan base, and grounded artists were most compelling and were a natural fit for her own sound and aspirations.
Currently, Madelyn Victoria and her own band perform at local venues and events in south Texas and occasionally sits in with Rio Grande Valley Country bands. She recently opened up and shared the stage with Texas Country Artist Wade Bowen, and American Country Music nominated Easton Corbin at the Pharr Events Center in Pharr, Texas. Madelyn also sings the National Anthem at United League games, and at local high school sporting events, political rallies, patriotic ceremonies, and rodeo and stock shows, including the 2009 Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo in Los Fresnos, Texas where Madelyn Victoria was crowned the inaugural Rodeo Queen. This was one of many crowns she has earned including being her high school’s Homecoming Queen, Miss Texas Homecoming Queen, 2nd Runner Up for America’s Homecoming Queen and Cameron County Cowgirl. Madelyn works with G2 Management out of Dallas, Texas teaching and coaching singing and acting prep classes for the iPOP! National Convention, and regional talent showcases. Madelyn Victoria plays the guitar, writes the lyrics & melody to all her songs, and collaborates with her brother and other musicians to write the accompanying music. Artists that have influenced her include the late Tejano superstar Selena, country music legends George Strait, Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, and Texas Country Artists Randy Rogers Band, and Kevin Fowler. Madelyn was recently recognized on FM 100.3 KTEX as a new up and coming Country artist in the Rio Grande Valley and featured her two songs “Country-fide” and “Man in a Cowboy Hat”. These songs are available on her first EP album, now available on her website madelynvictoria.com, iTunes, or at any of her performances.