Who is Madeline Consoer? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…
Full Name – Madeline Consoer
Birthday – January 16th, 1996
Hometown – Eagle River, Wisconsin
Musical influences – Shania Twain, Maren Morris, Taylor Swift
Today our spotlight shines on an artist you might recognize from NBC’s hit show, The Voice. Madeline Consoer is a talented singer-songwriter, who charmed her way to the top 17 of the competition show, cut her teeth in Nashville, and now is finally working on her own artistry. It has been a long time coming for the incredible songstress.
Growing up in a very small town in Wisconsin, Consoer recalls always being into music. “I always knew I wanted to be a musician. I swear there was never anything else for me,” she shared. Confidently adding, “I knew, I was going to be a singer.”
As a child, the songstress remembers having movie nights with her parents. “I would always pick the Shania Twain live concert DVD,” she shared. “I loved it. I was so obsessed with it. I knew all the moves that she did on the stage […] She was, and still is, my biggest icon.”
Consoer continued to find inspiration in powerful female artists in the industry, such as Taylor Swift and later, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini. “When you see them out there and making it, you’re like ‘I can do that.’”
At just fourteen years old, Consoer won her first music competition. “I got a waitressing job and did the competition at the place I worked at […] I was too young to even enter, but they let me do it anyway, and I won the whole thing,” shared the singer. She went on to play her first gigs every Tuesday night for a few summers.
The Turning Point:
After graduating high school, Consoer headed to Minnesota for college. Admittedly, she hated it, but thought it was something she had to do at the time. Eventually, on spring break at just nineteen years old, Consoer took a trip to Nashville that would go on to change her life.
“I came to Nashville on spring break and I got pulled up on stage when I was like 19 by this guy that I knew, because he had moved to Nashville prior and I sang a song,” she began. Adding, “the guy who booked the bands at Tootsies heard me, and asked “what are you doing Saturday?'”
Although she knew that she did not technically live in Nashville (yet), she auditioned anyway. She got hired on the spot. “I started playing in Nashville and then I had to make up this whole story that I had to go home,” adding later, “I went back to Wisconsin for a few weeks, packed everything up, and moved to Nashville.”
She began playing on Broadway, five to six nights a week, while continuing to write music and expanding to co-writing music with friends. “I started to use social media as a tool to reach out to people and form new connections.”
Eventually her hardworking and talent led her to land a spot at the blind auditions on The Voice. “It was the craziest experience of my life. […] Obviously, I got voted off, top 17. At first, I was really bummed at the time. But then I was like ‘Oh My Gosh, I have this huge audience now.’”
She later added, “Now I have 14K followers that want to hear my music. It was honestly this boost in confidence and work ethic.”
Since her experience on The Voice, Consoer yearned to create even more music. She slowed down her gigging on Broadway and decided to focus on her artistry. She got a day job and began to write and record music every waking moment that she could. “I released that cover of “Die From A Broken Heart.” It did so well for me. It got like 2.3 million views on TikTok on a video.”
Since then, Consoer has started to release original music. Just a few weeks ago, the singer-songwriter released her song “Wish You Away.” “I just remember saying don’t you wish you could go back to those good times again. When you were sixteen, you wished you were eighteen so you could go to college,” shared the artist. “You keep wishing these great years away because you just want to feel a bit older.”
Most recently, Madeline Consoer dropped her latest new track, a brand new song out called “How Do I Not.”
This is clearly just the beginning for Consoer. She will continue to share music, just as often as she has feelings, so keep your eyes and ears open! “I want to keep cranking them out to tell my story. […] This is what I do. I have to write these songs.”
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