Independent music artist and extraordinary vocalist, Maddie Wilson, has become well-known on YouTube with her sensational covers of some of the favored songs of today. Her music videos include songs by familiar artists such as Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Echo Smith, Twenty-One Pilots, and Shawn Mendes. She also features several of her original songs on her YouTube channel which as of the beginning of August 2016 has garnered more than 138,000 subscribers and over 14 million views.
According to her YouTube channel description, she enjoys “adding a little of my own flair to popular music.” Her Facebook bio page exclaims, “Her soaring vocals have been described as, producing a “sugar rush to the brain” and eliciting “I thought I was in heaven.” With such immense talent, it is no small wonder that she can captivate the attention of both young and more mature audiences. The genius of her music prowess shines through in her 30 July 2016 music video release of “H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line which is this week’s “Video Find of the Week.”
For those who may not be quite familiar with Florida Georgia Line, it is a bro-country duo consisting of vocalists Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia). They have achieved major success in their career since their beginning in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, and are considered one of the most successful country music acts of the 2010s.
As of January 2014, their 2012 single “Cruise” is the best-selling digital country song of all time in the United States. In December 2011, they signed a publishing/ production/ management deal with Big Loud Mountain, Craig Wiseman’s (Big Loud Shirt Publishing), Joey Moi’s (Mountain View Records), and Kevin “Chief” Zaruk’s (Chief Music Management) partnership. Their second EP, It’z Just What We Do was on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. They have had the privilege of opening for such artists as Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Colt Ford, and Dierks Bentley.
On 16 July 2012, Florida Georgia Line signed a record deal with Republic Nashville, part of the Big Machine Label Group. They released their second album, Anything Goes, on 14 October 2014, and their third album, Dig Your Roots, is scheduled to release on 26 August 2016.
In the description of the video, Maddie mentions that she is in love with the song especially after having attended a recent Florida Georgia Line concert. True to her word of adding a little of her flair for her music, Maddie does not disappoint with this excellent cover of “H.O.L.Y.” She puts her all into this rendition giving her audience a real sense of just how much this song means to her. As a person listens to this song, they cannot help but fall in love with it as well, and want to hear her sing it again and again. The song is available for download on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify.
Maddie Wilson, a small town girl with country roots and Christian values, uses her music, online presence, and influence for good, and she is making a positive difference. Fans can support her music through Patreon.