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Episode 048–Tessa Lena “Tessa Fights Robots” with Bruce Hilliard

Tessa Lena is a strongly opinionated musician living in New York. She is a classically trained pianist and singer, born and raised in Moscow. Her bio reads like a movie script.

As a teenager, Tessa had the honor of performing her own composition (entitled ‘In Defense of the Environment) at the Moscow Conservatory, and wanted to be a geneticist.

As her interests expanded to Tibetan music and language, she headed to Lhasa with a backpack to do enthomusicology research.

After being attacked by a sex trafficker in Tibet and successfully fighting him off, Tessa settled in Chicago.

In Chicago, she started a band working with her hero Ian McDonald of King Crimson and Foreigner, and drummer Alan Lake, who has played and recorded with Madonna, Brian Ferry, Julian Lennon, Ministry, Brian Wilson and Sam Moore from Sam And Dave.

After a few years in Chicago, Tessa moved to New York and started a new band, Tessa Makes Love, along with occasional collaborations by Ian McDonald.

In 2013, her music video “Spente Le Stelle” received over a million very useful views on YouTube although the jury is still out on how many people realized that the video was a satire making fun of sexual objectification. Alas, the world keeps spinning, and it is still imperfect!

In 2016, Tessa started Coalition for Artistic Dignity and organized a conference in Brooklyn dedicated to artistic dignity, social power and corporate responsibility.

In early 2017, she released an album titled ‘Tessa Fights Robots,’ you can listen and buy it here.

Since the English language only has so many words, her blog is also called ‘Tessa Fights Robots.’

Both the album and the blog are about being human in the world of technology, big data, and machine-like people.

Episode 047–Chris Sullivan “By The Light Of The Radio” with Bruce Hilliard

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Chris Sullivan grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where he fell in love with and began playing music. Sullivan’s vast musical influences solidify his no nonsense approach to delivering music unadulterated by trend and loyal to heart while expressing the introspective aspects of his life that would otherwise remain untold. Referring to Chris’s recordings, artistviewblog.com recently stated, “This is music. True, unapologetic music. Chris has a timeless style in his music. It sounds effortless. Exactly how music should be”. 
In 2016, Chris Sullivan released a live EP, recorded in New York City.  In June of 2018, he released his latest EP “Dog Days”, recorded at Hybrid Audio Solutions in Charleston, South Carolina.  This EP includes the acclaimed singles “The City that Never Sleeps” and “By the Light of the Radio” (second place winner in the Americana category of the International Songwriting Competition).  Currently Chris keeps a busy schedule writing new songs and playing live shows. 

Episode 046–Trevor McShane, Beverly Hills Power Lawyer with Bruce Hilliard

Trevor McShane is the stage name of brilliant Beverly Hills lawyer Neville Johnson, who has been listed every year since 2008 as one of Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Power Lawyers.

Back in 2000 with a very successful law practice as an entertainment, media and business attorney, he decided to perform as Trevor McShane, picking the name in honor of his Irish roots. His forefathers were named McShane and he wanted to celebrate them, as well as his passion for words and music.

Trevor first picked up a guitar when he was a teenager and has never looked back. He's joyfully spent the last 30 years putting words to music and music to words. He is an artist, a poet, a songwriter and a lover of life. He says: “My mission is to make beautiful music and share it with as many people as possible. I want my lyrics to make you think, to make you wonder, to make you happy or sad. If I can somehow move you with my music, my job is done.”

Episode 045–Neil Fitzsimon Talks New Album “The Girl Who Shouted Love at the Heart of the World” with Bruce Hilliard

Neil Fitzsimon is back with commentary on the production of his and partner Bee Brogan's success and upcoming album. The topics vary from new song This Girl to producers Pat Collier, Neil's take on other's music, songs Girl In A Gilded Cage and Big Blue World which is currently #1 on BEAT100.Their new album is scheduled for release in just a few short weeks and the entire blue world is waiting.

Episode 044–Alicia “Reygn” Patterson At The Wave with Bruce Hilliard

Alicia “Reygn”Patterson has been an singer songwriter for over 30 years. As a mother of 5 and a NYC school…

Episode 043–Across The Board’s Jacqueline Auguste with Bruce Hilliard

Canadian indie rock band Across The Board offers the soul-soothing sing-along catchiness that is fast becoming the their signature sound. Since 2016, ATB has played to sold-out crowds at some of Toronto's more notable musical venues. The band transcends live performance and becomes a media monster.

With harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs, Across The Board brings a high energy show to live audiences and uniquely clever videos to their growing Youtube channel of over 400 videos including several weekly series “Kitchen Sessions”, a musical cooking show, “Caravan Karaoke”, “ATB At Rehearsal”, “Acoustic Jams” and “ATB Live” on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

Guest Jacqueline Auguste comes from both a symphonic and stage band background and is a multi-instrumentalist. She plays a variety of woodwinds including oboe, flute and saxophone. She is proficient on various percussion instruments including drums, piano, guitar, ukulele, mandolin and even strings, cello. Jacqueline (aka Jackie) is the lead singer and principle songwriter for Across The Board, as well as taking lead in the creative aspects of ATB's video production. Classically trained in jazz, big band standards and classics,  Jackie brings a well-rounded musical background to this innovative and eclectic group of Canadian musicians.

Episode 042–Ingrid Oscarsson “Break Free” EP with Bruce Hilliard

Five years ago, singer-songwriter Ingrid Oscarsson did something most of us dream about but few of us do: She started over. Ingrid moved to a new city, left behind friends, lovers, and a secure job to be the person she always wanted to be, a musician.

Now, she announces her emancipation with the aptly titled EP, Break Free. It’s a masterful debut that, with singular artistry, fluidly weaves through indie rock, sparkles of glam rock, intimate folk, bluesy pop, sensual roots music, and smoldering balladry.

“My story is about shedding layers to finally be my authentic self. Sometimes you have to go far away to reclaim your essence,” the New York-based artist says. “I hope with my story, and my music, I can encourage others to embrace who they really are.”

The journey to Break Free gained traction in Chicago, in the early 2000s when Ingrid began taking guitar lessons. Previously, she had played violin as a child, and had a short stint pursuing guitar as a young adult. But sitting in a cubicle feeling numb inside, she began to reimagine her life. From afar, she admired New York City, romanticizing its beauty and cultural heritage while picturing herself immersed in the city’s frantic pace, getting a second chance at her first love, music. Guitar lessons became the opening salvo in a revolt to reclaim her life.

An influx of creativity from exploring guitar enlivened Ingrid. She became more adventurous, and began regularly visiting New York City, soaking up all its majesty. During one visit, she encountered a street performer at a subway stop, and purchased the singer’s CD. Like a story plucked from a New York fairytale, when Ingrid came back to stay in New York for an extended period—before permanently relocating—her Airbnb host ended up being that very same street performer, and proved to be an artistic ally on Break Free, helping Ingrid develop songs, and lending production talents and guitar skills to the recordings.

Thematically, Break Free explores various facets of self-revelation, from moving on from unhealthy relationships that hinder growth and success; to examining ways we hold ourselves back; to struggling to find a spiritual center.

The biting “Forget My Face” simmers with a moody vamp, bluesy hues, and slow-burn pop-rock hooks. The track confronts an unfaithful lover’s toxic pattern of going from relationship to relationship, carelessly wrecking hearts and lives along the way. On “Come Back To Peace,” Ingrid invokes a dark beauty that fuses country, pop, and ballad-y rockabilly. Here, in this steamy setting, Ingrid reveals her struggle with meditation, mindfulness, and the hard-fought battle to be present in life. The hauntingly beautiful “Say What You Gotta Say” rouses with elegiac violins and a modern take on an old-timey work-song beat. The song was inspired by the movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and the message is all we have is now. The title track concludes the EP with a quiet-fire anthem celebrating individuality.

Up next, Ingrid will be performing live, and, enterprisingly, she is planning to share Break Free’s liberating message with others via an innovative and centering songwriting retreat that features yoga and meditation. This getaway will offer songwriters a sacred space to unplug and realign with their souls and their artistry. Pondering her 5-year path to Break Free, Ingrid says: “It’s never too late to be your authentic self.”

Episode 041–Jeff Leisawitz “Not F*ing Around” with Bruce Hilliard

Jeff Leisawitz, the musician/ producer behind Electron Love Theory, is also the critically acclaimed author of the indie book Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground. 

Jeff is an award-winning musician/ producer, a critically acclaimed author and internationally distributed filmmaker who has devoted his life to creativity. He’s released five studio albums and has landed thousands of music placements in film, TV and multimedia for clients like HBO, MTV, Discovery, Microsoft, NBC and many others.

As the founding writer for Seattle’s taste-making alternative rock station 107.7 The End, he chronicled the alternative grunge scene in the 90s.

Link to Not F*ing Around

Link to Electron Love Theory

Luanne Hunt “Caught Up In The Thought of You” with Bruce Hilliard

Featured in this episode are songs Broken Branches and Lightning In A Bottle, with husband and lyricist Steve Hunt's talent as a writer and the voice of singer Steven Bankey on the latter.

Part of Luanne's musical journey involves the discovery of a lost song Christmas Without You that was originally written for Patsy Cline. Due to the tragic death of Patsy and the years of forgotten “what if's”, the song was resurrected and without hesitation on Luanne's behalf, recorded and released.

The very touching Caught Up In The Thought Of You is another Hunt original. Her vocals are the shimmer on this country gem.

Her's is a story of courage and overcoming obstacles. She is living proof that with desire and perseverance dreams come true. Luanne uses to her voice to sing and to encourage others to live their dream too.

Episode 039–Fitzsimon & Brogan, Indie Dream Pop with Bruce Hilliard

Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan were both members of the band, Pretty Blue Gun, who were signed to an indie label licensed to Sony.  They released two albums which were critically acclaimed. Some of the guehttps://codex.wordpress.org/Excerptst musicians included members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’.  The albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’.  The band went on national tours across the UK until disbanding.

Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, then went on to form a song writing/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV.  They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award.  It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London.  They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci Fi Feature film. They recently had a track reach number 3 in a French national download chart.

All songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon.  Vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering by Bee Brogan.  All guitars played by Neil Fitzsimon.

Fitzsimon and Brogan see themselves as a studio act much in the vein of Tin Tin Out and Talk Talk.  Their influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. Their aim is to produce pure pop for now people.
Neil Fitzsimon actually introduced me to the term “Indie Dream Pop” and no one is sure where that originated but one thing's for sure, the world of music needs a new genre title…LOL. The songs featured in episode 39 are simply good songs, and good on one listen.

The first track is Girl in a Gilded Cage from the album Big Blue World. It's a showcase for Bee Brogran's voice, layered and beautiful. The second track we selected is The Cutest and the Cruelest from the first album by FaB Productions (Fitzsimon and Brogan Productions). The album was mixed by Pat Collier, the producer of Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and Waves. The Cutest and the Cruelest is the single from the album and reached number three in the French national download chart. To translate to French…”c'est énorme.” To translate into dog years? It's a huge pup.

The third track is The Girl Who Shouted Love from the album of the same title, to be released this autumn.

Fitzsimon and Brogan's influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. Their aim is to produce pure pop for now people. Their aim is true.

Episode 038–Neil Fitzsimon About Fitzsimon & Brogan with Bruce Hilliard

Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan were both members of the band, Pretty Blue Gun, who were signed to an indie label licensed to Sony.  They released two albums which were critically acclaimed. Some of the guest musicians included members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’.  The albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’.  The band went on national tours across the UK until disbanding.

Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, then went on to form a song writing/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV.  They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award.  It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London.  They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci Fi Feature film. They recently had a track reach number 3 in a French national download chart.

All songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon.  Vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering by Bee Brogan.  All guitars played by Neil Fitzsimon.

Fitzsimon and Brogan see themselves as a studio act much in the vein of Tin Tin Out and Talk Talk.  Their influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. Their aim is to produce pure pop for now people.

Episode 037–Seattle’s Greet the Sea, Part 2 with Bruce Hilliard

This is part 2 of 2 of Seattle indie rock band Greet the Sea. Brett and Ross share more about the formation of the band and the writing of two more of their songs, Knock at the Door and Take Shelter. 

Band members are Brett Shelton, lead vocals and guitar; Nik Pfeifer, vocals and guitar; Ross Powell, bass guitar; and Ryan Mulligan on drums. Brett and Ross were present for the interviews and shared insight as to their Pink Floydian tendencies.

The band is working on a new album. The tide is still out on what it will be.

Episode 036–Seattle’s Greet the Sea with Bruce Hilliard

Seattle indie-rock band Greet the Sea emerged in late 2015 as the culmination of sonic expression between four friends. Blending sweeping soundscapes, drum-heavy grooves, anthemic crescendos, and grounded melodic vocals the quartet’s sound is akin to their region of rainy weather, lush earthy colors, and foggy coastal highways. 

Band members are Brett Shelton, lead vocals and guitar; Nik Pfeifer, vocals and guitar; Ross Powell, bass guitar; and Ryan Mulligan on drums. Brett and Ross were present for the interviews and shared insight as to their Pink Floydian tendencies.

The band is working on a new album that promises to be uncharted waters.

Episode 035–Sonny Landreth Slides Into Second Interview with Bruce Hilliard

Way down in Louisiana, it's customary to offer a little something extra to friends old and new. “It's just a little lagniappe,” folks say. It's a gift or something special just cuz'. It's pronounced “lan'yap” but it may be easier, although not nearly as authentic to the occasion, to say “bonus” instead.

In that spirit, this second half of Sonny's inteview has all sorts of good things, bonus thoughts and a little more of the the slide guitar genius of Sonny Landreth.

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Episode 034–Sonny Landreth Is the King of Slydeco with Bruce Hilliard

Clyde Vernon “Sonny” Landreth (born February 1, 1951) is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is especially known as a slide guitar player. He was born in Canton, Mississippi, and settled in Lafayette, Louisiana. He lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Landreth is known as “the King of Slydeco” and plays with a strong zydeco influence. Guitarist Eric Clapton has said that Landreth is one of the most advanced guitarists in the world and one of the most under-appreciated.

Landreth is best known for his slide guitar playing, having developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments by fretting behind the slide while he plays. Landreth plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He is also known for his right-hand technique, which involves tapping, slapping, and picking strings, using all of the fingers on his right hand. He wears a special thumb pick/flat pick hybrid on his thumb so that he can bear down on a pick while simultaneously using his finger-style technique for slide.

Landreth is known for his use of Fender Stratocaster guitars and Dumble Amplifiers. He is also known to use Demeter and Fender amplifiers on occasion. Landreth uses Jim Dunlop 215 heavy glass slides and Dunlop Herco flat thumb picks. His guitars are fitted with DiMarzio and Lindy Fralin pickups, a special Suhr back plate system, and D'Addario medium nickel wound strings gauges 0.13 – 0.56

Episode 033–Mark Farner Fame, Friends and Gear with Bruce Hilliard

Who played a guitar with customization that included foam rubber, masking tape and glow-in-the-dark paint, watched Janis Joplin massage helicopter seats with chocolate bars and taught Frank Zappa how to shoot a handgun? Hint: Take the obvious answer.

Mark Farner turns 70 on September 29, 2018 and lives life like a rockstar. Well…he is a rockstar. He prides himself on a phenomenal career as a musician, being a family man and a person of love.

After Grand Funk initially disbanded in 1976, Farner released his first self-titled solo album in 1977, and his second, No Frills, in 1978 (both Atlantic Records). In 1981, Farner and Don Brewer launched a new Grand Funk line-up with bassist Dennis Bellinger and recorded two albums, Grand Funk Lives and What's Funk?. Farner went solo again with 1988's Just Another Injustice on Frontline Records. His third Frontline release was 1991's Some Kind of Wonderful, which featured a revamped version of the Grand Funk classic of the same name. Farner enjoyed success with the John Beland composition “Isn't it Amazing”, which earned him a Dove Award nomination and reached No. 2 on the Contemporary Christian music charts.

In the 1990s, Farner formed Lismark Communications with former Freedom Reader editor Steve Lisuk. Soon after, Farner began reissuing his solo albums on his own record label, LisMark Records.

From 1994 to 1995, Farner toured with Ringo Starr's Allstars, which also featured Randy Bachman, John Entwistle, Felix Cavaliere, Billy Preston, and Starr's son, Zak Starkey.[8]

In the late 1990s, Farner reunited with Grand Funk, but left after three years to resume his solo career. He currently tours with his band, N'rG, which plays a mixture of Grand Funk songs and Farner's solo offerings.

Farner had a pacemaker installed October 22, 2012, having struggled with heart troubles for the prior eight years.

Now he makes his way to the Historic Everett Theatre June 8th.

This episode features a newer song “Take You Out” and a 1975 release “Some Kind of Wonderful” with the shared vocals of drummer Don Brewer and Farner.

Episode 032–Mark Farner, “I’m Your Captain” and “Footstompin’ Music” with Bruce Hilliard

In this part 2 of 3 interviews with Mark Farner, he talks about the writing of two of Grand Funk Railroad's biggest hits, I'm Your Captain and Footstompin' Music. He talks about the inspiration behind both, one from a a prayer and one from being stoked about his new organ, a Hammond B3 that is.

I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home, one of the band's signature hits, got extensive radio play even though it was 10 minutes long. Some stations played the 5 minute edited version, eliminating most of the orchestral fade out section.

Drummer Don Brewer is quoted as saying: “At the time, rock bands had experimented with orchestras, and we said, ‘Let's put an orchestra on this thing, we'll just play endlessly, and we'll get Tommy Baker, our friend down in Cleveland, to write the score for it, and we'll put an orchestra on it. It was a new thing for us, kind of new for the day – there hadn't been too many bands using orchestras. When we recorded the song in Cleveland, we didn't have the orchestra there, we didn't know what the final outcome was going to be, we hadn't even recorded the string arrangements, we just recorded the end of the song on and on and on over and over, knowing they were going to come in and put an orchestra on it later. When we finally heard the song about two weeks later, it just blew us all away. It was a religious experience.”

Farner's depiction of a Viet Nam War veteran event relates a touching story and gives insight as to what a proud American, a caring person with a cause, he is. He leaves the meaning of the song up to you, the listener.

And as for Footstompin' Music? That songs speaks for itself.

Episode 031–Mark Farner Grand Funk Railroad Rock Patriot with Bruce Hilliard

Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum recording artist 30 times over. At age 69, Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did at 20 during the summer of ’69, and his fans are still flocking to their captain. The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation— “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “We’re An American Band,” a recut of “The Loco-Motion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”— and “rock star” is only one facet of this Michigan-born son’s legacy. Farner is also about as real as they get: He’s a husband, in his fourth decade of marriage to wife Lesia. He’s a family man with five adult sons. And he’s a caregiver.

“I think our fans connected to our songs because we were sincere,” Farner said. “My lyrics were about Mother Earth, stop the war, and all about love. They still have a point of reference with me in their heart.”

After the 1969 Atlantic Pop Festival put Grand Funk Railroad on the fast track, the band topped the Billboard Chart twice with the anthem “We’re an American Band” (1973) and 1974’s “The Loco-Motion.” The Flint, Mich., trio reached the top 10 with “Some Kind of Wonderful” (No. 3) and “Bad Time” (No. 4) before GFR disbanded for the first time in 1976. Although Farner joined up with the band during its 1980s and 1990s reunifications and has collaborated with other artists over the years, he’s forged an enduring solo career focused on bringing a message of love to his fans in all corners.

“Love is unconditional,” he said. “Just like when you hold a baby, the love transfers. I feel that when I’m on stage from the audience.”

The son of a World War II veteran/four-time bronze star recipient and career fireman also knows the importance of brotherhood and commitment. On his mother’s side, he champions his Cherokee heritage and the fact that his mother was the first women welder in the United States to weld on a tank during World War 2. It just happened to be the same type of Sherman tanks his father drove. Farner’s work on and off the stage is focused on honoring service personnel and veterans and offering support to American farmers, individuals with disabilities, and downtrodden populations.

Farner, the rock patriot that he is, works tirelessly to honor service personnel and Veterans everywhere. He wants everyone to remember the huge sacrifices the men and women of our armed services give up to protect our amazing country and our freedoms.

In 2010, Farner’s youngest son Jesse, then 21, was injured in an accident that left him quadriplegic. This life-changing event motivated Farner to intensify his career and keep his message of love, hope and connection burning bright. Facing what many of his generation also face—providing and caring for a loved one—Farner’s lasting faith continues to inspire and guide him.

“I love playing where I can connect with people of all backgrounds,” he said. “My family and I are so grateful when fans share that they are praying for us and praying for Jesse. We have challenges like most people – we get through the day with each other and focus on the power of positive energy.”

Mark Farner's American Band

Episode 030–Christa Deana’s Music With a Message with Bruce Hilliard

Christa Deánā (Duh-nay) is a Christian Singer/Songwriter from Philadelphia who sings with conviction and power. Her songs speak to the journey of a woman after God's own heart. Each song is deeply rooted in a personal, yet extremely vulnerable relationship with God. It's the beauty and emotion in her voice and the candor in her lyrics that help inspire others to go all the way, every day, with God.

Dedicating herself to music as a child, she won first place in the Young Artist Competition for the city of Allentown, PA. A gifted writer, Christa Deana performed her first original song at 11 and went on to write over 50 more. Her vocal ability also developed young, securing her lead oratorios from classics such as Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and lead songs in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to writing and singing, she has toured with several choirs that took her to Romania, Turkey, France, Spain, England, and all over the US. During this journey she found a love for conducting and excelled as a choir director for several choirs. She has worked with The Lesser Light Collective as a soloist, writer, and conductor, directing the choir for their performance at Washington Adventist University.

Christa Deánā inherited perfect pitch, excellent natural timing, a powerful vocal instrument and a creative soul. But she’s been diligent to cultivate her gifts, obtaining her music education degree from the University of Valley Forge. Not content to simply make her own music, she pulls beautiful music out of her students and collaborators. She is currently a music educator and worship leader at various facilities and churches. She is also the co-owner for ChristaCourt Productions.

Currently, she is focusing on spreading the word about her new single, “If God Doesn't Want It” and releasing an additional new single on her birthday, May 29, 2018 called “Here” and a self entitled album with all new original music Fall 2018. As she continues to tour and spread the message of the power of God, she's ecstatic of what's ahead. Join the mailing list and follow her on social media to stay up to date on what's to come!

Episode 029–Madelyn Victoria and Her Songs with Bruce Hilliard

Madelyn Victoria’s debut single release, He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor reached #1 on the national country AM/FM chart, New Music Weekly, making it one of the biggest debut singles of 2016. The self-penned song won an Akademia Award for Best Country Song in April 2016, earning her numerous other award nominations and a spot on the CMT.com Top 50 Most Popular Artists chart. The video for “He Only Loves Me” reached the Yallwire.com Top 5 Most Watched Videos chart, while her youtube cover of George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning” received over 100,000 views in just 2 days, after being featured on Country Rebel’s website.  Her cover of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues matched that number, after being featured on the same site.  But, for the young Texas native, nothing can compare to walking in the footsteps of her legendary idols. Her latest video release, the original I Can Be Your Senorita has already received over 10,000 views.