Author: "MADD" Manda Walsh

Artist Spotlight: Lena Stone

“I am so stubborn. I’m never going to leave Nashville. I’m never going to let Nashville break me. I’m so in love with this city and the culture and the people and their music.” Lena Stone has known ever since she was a little girl growing up in Carlisle, Massachusetts that she wanted to be a singer. And while most children’s ideas of what they want to be when they get older eventually change over the years, Stone never outgrew her childhood dream. In fact, the singer-songwriter did everything she could to turn that dream into a reality. In...

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Music as Therapy

I believe it was Macklemore who said, “Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heartstrings. It acts as medicine.” If you’re any kind of music nut like me, then you understand this quote on a much deeper level than maybe most people. Yes, I enjoy music and I critique and analyze it, and I’ve also used it as the soundtrack to a countless number of occasions throughout my life. Whether on a road trip or short car rides, at parties or bars, on my commute to and from work or alone...

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Her ‘Reputation’ Will Be Great

It’s happened again. Taylor Swift not only broke the Internet, but she also broke some new records in true Taylor fashion. After giving the world a break from herself for three years, Taylor Swift is back with new music and as usual, people are losing their minds over it. “Look What You Made Me Do,” the first single off the singer’s upcoming album entitled Reputation, due out November 10th, made its debut late in the evening on Thursday August 24th and immediately caused a feeding frenzy among the media, critics, fans, and of course the haters. As if the...

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Lindsey Ell: The Project

After breakthrough artist Lindsay Ell released her debut EP titled Worth the Wait just three months ago, fans were already begging for more. After a lot of hype and much anticipation, Ell’s full length album entitled The Project was finally released on Friday, August 11th, and people are freaking out over it. Social media has exploded the last few days with status updates, tweets and Instagram photos expressing only the most positive feedback and highest praises for Ell’s grand slam of a first album. Adoring fans, fellow peers, and major artists, including Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley, have all...

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