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March 2017

ECMA 2017 week in St John, NB is quickly approaching and we are thrilled RyLee is once again nominated for Country Recording Of The Year!

Be sure to get your tickets for the awards show on April 27th as well as the Songwriters' Circle taking place Sunday April 30th. It's going to be a great show. RyLee will also be performing alongside her husband on the Country Stage at Callahan's Saturday, April 29th 7:20 - 8 pm. We'd love to see you drop by!

EMCA Songcircle

February 2017

We are so very excited to announce that RyLee Madison's 'LIVE in Nashville' has been nominated for Country Recording of the Year with the 2017 East Coast Music Awards. RyLee has also been given two showcase spots during the week's events on the Country Stage as well as the prestigious Songwriters Circle. The awards weekend will take place April 27 - 30 in St John, NB.

"It's wonderful to be included with some of the finest musicians on the East Coast of Canada. Being asked to perform on the Songwriters Circle is icing on the cake! What an honour." - RyLee Madison

ECMA Nominee

ECMA Showcase

 

 

January 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 was a very busy year for RyLee Madison. Between touring with her husband to promote her 'LIVE in Nashville' EP, writing over 50 new songs, and mentoring young writers, the year capped off with a nomination for SOCAN Songwriter of the year with the BCCMA's and a cross Canada tour with Grand Ole Opry member Terri Clark. RyLee assembled a great tour summary video for Terri that can be viewed here: Terri Clark - Back To My Roots Tour Summary

2017 is looking like another busy year. RyLee will be on the road again touring her music throughout Florida from January 15 - February 2. She will be playing a string of shows alongside her husband Clay as well as doing a little writing and soaking up some sun with family. February will find her back in Nashville writing as well as doing pre-production with Ben Klick and Stephanie Rose for whom she is co-producing their next radio singles with Clay under their production company 7-17 Music.

Late April will find RyLee attending the East Coast Music Awards in Atlantic Canada, then early May will have her in Edmonton where she will host the West Coast division of the Global Country Music Talent Search. Late May will have RyLee back on the East Coast to judge and host the 2nd annual Global Country Music Talent Search (East Coast division).

There are talks of some new music for RyLee later this year AND she has some exciting cuts on other artists' projects coming out this year to announce in the months to come.

Dates on the Florida tour are ALL private shows with the exception of the following: January 28th - 7:30 pm at the Buffalo Chophouse - 918 SW Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Hopefully you can make it out!

August 2016

It has been quite sweet 2016 for RyLee Madison. Between touring with her husband promoting her 'LIVE in Nashville' EP, co-producing alongside her husband and having written over 50 new songs, the year continues to move at a rapid pace.

This spring she took on the role as Chair for Global Country Talent Search, East Coast Division, an annual event that has had such talents as Brett Kissel and Alee through their program. The first annual talent search on the East Coast will take place August 7th at 3pm at The Carlton in Halifax, NS. The contest will be followed by a songwriters round hosted by RyLee Madison featuring the winner from the day as well as up and coming East Coast Country Music talents Makayla Lynn and Jason Price from 7 - 9pm.

The remainder of the month of August will find RyLee home in Nova Scotia co-writing with several emerging talents as well as time spent catching up with family and friends before returning to Nashville in early September.

Once back in Nashville, RyLee will climb on board a tour bus and head back to Canada for Canadian Country Music week in London, Ontario, and then head to Prince Edward Island for the beginning of a 10-week cross Canada tour with Terri Clark.

Terri Clark is performing a 41-date solo acoustic tour and RyLee's official role is tour correspondent and moderator of the Q&A portion of each show.

"I'm thrilled to be a part! I'd love to be singing, however, I'm excited with this opportunity to expand my correspondent skills".

The tour consists of 41 shows beginning in PEI on September 12 and completing in Vancouver on November 13th. The complete list of shows can be found at www.terriclark.com

Upon her return to Nashville, RyLee and her husband Clay will be stepping back into the studio to produce their good friend and member of the legendary Carter Family, Lorrie Carter Bennett. Lorrie is the daughter of Anita Carter and granddaughter of Maybelle Carter. RyLee and Lorrie became good friends five years ago after a friend of Lorrie's saw RyLee & Clay play out in Nashville. From there a wonderful friendship has blossomed.

"Someone pinch me, this has been an incredible year! What a way to cap off the end of 2016 working with such a gifted and talented friend on such an incredible project, her long awaited debut album. I'm truly honored and humbled."

Stopping only briefly for Christmas, RyLee will be back on the road touring "LIVE in Nashville" throughout Florida from January 17th through till the end of February 2017. Then RyLee will be back in the studio producing alongside her husband well into the spring.

Dates will be posted late this fall for RyLee's winter tour. Stay tuned!

May 2016

Time has flown by, spring is here and summer is right around the corner! With over 30 songs written already this year, RyLee will be performing on several writers nights in Nashville over the next month. To kick off the month of June RyLee is thrilled to be included in an awesome lineup during CMA Fest in support of Fort McMurray. She will join several wonderful Canadian writers including Terri Clark and Michelle Wright. Info on other performances can be found under shows. More exciting news is to come regarding a Fall 2016 tour. Stay tuned!

CMA Poster 2016

 

September 2015

Chronicle Herald Sept 2015 SC

August 2015

Live in Nashville - A new acoustic EP for RyLee Madison, the Nova Scotia artist who calls Nashville her second home.

Recorded in Madison's back yard in her Tennessee "she-shed" (aka RyLee's Roost - "The Shack In The Back") Madison's new record harkens to her love of live acoustic music. Produced with her husband Clay Krasner in the same neighborhood where fellow Nova Scotian Hank Snow resided as well as Maybelle Carter, the hope was to capture a piece of her neighborhood's historic vibe.Live In Nashville EP

Over the period of three spring days with a handful of songs, a collection of talented musicians, eight microphones and a few special guests, Madison and one sound engineer squeezed into her 160-square foot "she-shed". With six of Madison's songs, plus one very special cover song recorded live off the floor, this record gives the listener an experience much like it would be if they were sitting alongside her in her Roost. The result is a recording unlike any of her others.

Neighbor Joe Fick (who plays Elvis's bass player in the movie "Walk The Line") joins her on upright bass, Scott Bernard (lead guitarist for Kenny Loggins), Tenille and Clay Krasner (bass player for Terri Clark) join her on acoustic guitar and fellow Nova Scotian Kris Richards joins in on the gandolin. Madison accompanies herself on all tracks switching between acoustic guitar and gandolin, a first for this seasoned artist. Madison collaborated with fellow Canadian songwriters Tenille, Sydney Mae & Danielle Lowe on this recording as well as Clay and Ron Robinson with the remaining tracks penned solo. A seventh track, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" is a special addition. Written by A.P Carter, this classic song is one everyone knows and loves. Better still is the fact that RyLee is performing it with her good friend, a third generation Maybelle Carter Family member, Lorrie Carter Bennett. Lorrie is the daughter of country music legend Anita Carter and niece of Johnny Cash & June Carter. Lorrie has many fond memories of visiting with her grandmother Maybelle Carter right across the street from RyLee's Roost, which makes having her on this recording very poignant.

"Her voice is one of my favorite moments on this project. I'm still pinching myself to have sung such a legendary song with a member of the Carter family," says Madison.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Madison began singing at the age of 9, playing the ukulele at 10, the guitar at 14 and followed shortly thereafter with songwriting. Madison has created an extensive catalog of music since her recording debut in 2002. She has released 4 albums, 3 EP's and 11 singles. Madison has written over 1,000 songs resulting in multiple artists of various genres recording her music. Madison produced her 2013 ECMA Country Recording of the Year, Where Does The Time Go, with her husband and has also won five Music Nova Scotia Awards.

Splitting time between Nashville and Nova Scotia, Madison spends her time writing, mentoring and producing other artists alongside her husband under their Nashville-based company 7-17 MUSIC. Madison also frequents her cherished home of Nova Scotia several times a year, submersing herself in the East Coast culture amidst visiting with her friends and family, drawing on the inspiration of her homeland that helps fuel her creativity. "Nashville is my second home. I've created a life here with my husband and friends but Nova Scotia will always be my first home."

RyLee Madison's new EP Live In Nashville will be released September 15, 2015 (her 8th recording) with a PRE-RELEASE party planned in Halifax during Canadian Country Music Week on Thursday, September 10th at 7:30pm. For more information on how you can attend visit: www.ryleemadison.com

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May 2015

Since January RyLee has been in and out of the studio writing new material for her upcoming EP expected to be released in September 2015. Her new collection of songs has been captured LIVE in Nashville with a wonderful group of talented friends & noted musicians. Stay tuned for more info coming soon on this release.

RyLee has also been working tirelessly on two other EP's she is co-producing with her husband Clay under their production company 7-17 Music. Based in Nashville, TN, this Canadian/US producing team has had the great pleasure of working with some wonderfully talented new Canadian artists. Melody Lovejoy has already earned nominations since the release of her debut EP "Letting Go" in 2014, and artist Ben Klick (yet to be released) is quickly earning the Canadian country music industry's attention by recently placing in the Top 3 for the BCCMA/CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. Have a listen to the Top 3 and cast your vote online.

CASINO HALIFAX has invited RyLee to perform on the The East Coast Country Series presented by FX101.9 and Maritime Centre Stage this summer. The show will be in the Harbourfront Lounge on Thursday August 27th at 8pm. This is a FREE concert. Must be 19+ to attend.

RyLee is very excited that 2015 Canadian Country Music Week will be held in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia this coming September. She and her husband will be in attendance this year promoting her new EP, supporting the artists they have produced as well as networking and playing a few shows while in town.

More info coming soon!

 

DECEMBER 2014

December 2, 2014

2014ChristmasVideoRyLee has a brand new Christmas single available now on iTunes and on Canadian country radio. Co-produced with her husband Clay alongside her good friend and co-writer Ron Robinson, the song was inspired by memories of loved ones lost, thoughts of those serving overseas and close friends or family who have moved away. Now there is a NEW video for "Wish You Were Here"! The video features several photographs submitted by fans, friends and family, holding a picture of a loved one they are missing this Christmas. Written after losing her best friend Bruce MacMillan to cancer, home video footage includes Bruce, co-writer Larry Wayne Clark, RyLee's Dad, Uncle, Grandfather and Grandmother, all whom have passed over the last four years. Several friends and family who are missed especially during the Christmas season are also included. We hope you enjoy! Thank you to the many who submitted pictures. We couldn't have done this without you.

NOVEMBER 2014

November 12, 2014

The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is pleased to be launching a new Holiday project designed to inspireMental Health CD a province."Changing the Way People Think... At Christmas" is a CD with an important message of hope and understanding for Nova Scotians who are touched by mental illness and their families.

Twelve Nova Scotia artists have come together to sing the title song "Changing the Way People Think" in perfect harmony. Under the leadership of Executive Producer, Lana Grant, and Music Producer, Chris Iannetti, this song has grown into an amazing collaboration that touches on several genres of music and vocal styles.

The stellar line-up of "Artists for Change" includes - JRDN, Dave Carroll, Laura Garsten, John Gracie, Lana Grant, Asif Illyas, Makayla Lynn, Ryan MacDonald, RyLee Madison, Quake Matthews, Liz Rigney & Marko Simmonds.

The CDs will retail for $20, with ALL proceeds going directly to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. Read more........



IN FLANDERS FIELDS - RyLee's Tribute to the Veterans - November 11th, 2014

Inspiration can hit songwriters at the most unexpected times. That's exactly what happened to RyLee on November 7th.

"It was late on a Friday night and my husband was on the road. With guitar in hand, I was playing around with song ideas when a Remembrance Day post popped up on my Facebook feed. A few minutes later I was following down a rabit hole where I was introduced to the story of Lt. Col. John McCrae, the author of 'In Flanders Fields'. The moment I read his beautiful, yet haunting poem, a melody sat down beside me and followed me into my slumber. Honestly, I've never been so moved by a melody before. It wouldn't leave me alone and by Saturday morning it had awakened me with such a sense of urgency that I needed to record it."

Saturday morning had RyLee's husband Clay charting the song from a work tape she emailed to him. On Sunday 7-17 Music (RyLee & Clay's production company) began the production process and on Monday Zach Casebolt had recorded the strings. Monday afternoon RyLee laid her vocals down at Funhouse studios in Nashville, TN. Monday night Rod Ingle mixed & mastered the song and then well into the wee hours of Tueday morning, just as people began to stir, RyLee uploaded a video tribute complete with her new song on YouTube.

"It felt like I was running a marathon for three days, but it was totally worth it. Veterans deserve to be honored for their service. This is my very small way of paying tribute to the thousands whom have served and are serving."

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A Very Special Christmas Release - November 4th, 2014

RyLee has a brand new Christmas single released today on iTunes and to country radio. Co-written with her good friend Ron Robinson, the song was inspired by the thoughts of loved ones who are serving overseas and memories of those who have moved away as well as loved ones lost. "Wish You Were Here" offers a little something everyone can relate to. It is RyLee's hope that this song will bring comfort to many during the Christmas season.

RyLee Madison is more than your typical award-winning songstress from Nova Scotia, Canada (2013 ECMACountry Recording of the Year). She's also quite possibly an expert on everything Christmas. In fact, some would say she has "Claus" genes. Wish You Were Here

It is rumored that at the age of 11 RyLee brought home her very first Christmas tree after she had convinced her father that she was old enough to have her own tree in her bedroom. Purchased from a local tree lot with her very own Christmas cash, (earned as a paper delivery girl) she adorned that first tree with handmade Christmas ornaments, strands of popcorn and a hint of tinsel, "borrowed" from the tree in the living room. The top was crowned with a Santa Claus figure she made at the age of 8. RyLee still puts up that decoration every year and it is likely the Christmas decoration responsible for starting her collection that now fills 27 large tubs in her attic. Yes, 27 tubs, not to mention 5 Christmas trees, 25 nutcrackers, a Christmas village (all hand painted), Christmas wall hangings, throw pillows, quilts, garland, and thousands of mini lights. Her 1,350 square foot TN home and her 120 square foot writing cabin both look like the North Pole. Claus genes indeed!

Christmas awakened a sense of closeness, happiness and celebration in RyLee's childhood home and her father certainly knew how to harness the magic of Christmas. He would spend an entire weekend going from tree lot to tree lot in search of "the right one". Her Dad's tree, adorned in sparkling tinsel, colored lights and ornaments of every color was always the hero of the living room. 

With the recent passing of her father, releasing her Christmas single "Wish You Were Here" is RyLee's tribute not only to her dad, but for all who have loved ones serving overseas, have lost a love one or are simply missing a loved one who is far away.

"Christmas holds a sense of wonder for me that I can't quite put my finger on. I've always felt a sense of longing during the Christmas season, almost an ache. I think this year the ache will be deeper than ever. I hope this song brings comfort" - RyLee Madison

RyLee will be in Nova Scotia, Canada this Christmas season for several special preformances. Dates TBA. Stay tuned!

For interviews please contact Deborah Wood Publicity 289-252-0351 OR deborahwoodpublicity@gmail.com

 

 

FALL 2014

Edmonton Bound

RyLee & her DadIt's hard to believe 2014 has moved by so swiftly. The leaves are starting to fall, the air is beginning to cool and the color of the evening sky is beginning to deepen. Time since the last post has marked several milestones for RyLee, the hardest one being the loss of her dad Gordon Boutilier this past June.  A sudden illness with a departure too soon from this world, RyLee has once again found herself refocusing the lens of her life and seeking a new sense of normal.

7-17 picMusic is never far away, especially at times like these. Alongside her husband Clay Krasner, RyLee has officially begun the journey down the road of a record producer.  Having co-produced her 2013 ECMA award-winning album and recent Christmas EP with her husband, working with other artists seemed to be a natural transition for them both. Earlier this year they created 7-17 Music and are very pleased with their very first project with client Melody Lovejoy. Her debut single "I'm Letting Go" will release to radio in Canada following the CCMA weekend. The song was co-written by RyLee, Ron Robinson and fellow Canadian Danielle Lowe. October has RyLee and Clay scheduled to produce a couple songs with Stephanie Lloyd and begin a third project in November with another artist. 7-17 Music will participate as panelists in this year's Round Table event during the CCMA's this coming weekend and are also scheduled to attend a few showcases. RyLee and Clay are looking forward to hearing some new talent and catching up with many friends throughout the weekend.

Ian Sherwood CD 2014Following the CCMA's in Edmonton, RyLee will return to Nova Scotia to co-write and she is especially excited to be attending Ian Sherwood's CD release concert. RyLee is honored to have a cut on Ian's latest album, "Everywhere To Go" and just might be making an appearance on stage that night. Ian's release concert is scheduled for September 13th in Halifax at the Company House. Showtime is 8:30 pm. This is a concert you don't want to miss!

 

SPRING 2014

Spring has arrived!

The weather has been unusual this year for everyone with Nashville being no exception. Finally, the warm weather is arriving along with spring flowers returning to claim their residency in gardens throughout Tennessee. Spring brings with it fresh beginnings and new life, something that has been plentiful for RyLee already this year.

Having already penned a collection of new songs this year, RyLee has also been mentoring and producing. With the 2013 ECMA Country Recording Of The Year win for her album Where Does The Time Go (co-produced with her husband Clay Krasner), this husband and wife duo are filled with anticipation for what will be a great year of producing other projects.

A few of the co-writers this year include talented Canadian artists Tenille and Lisa Nicole. RyLee also spent last week mentoring a group of talented artists brought to Nashville by Global Country from Edmonton, AB. She looks forward to co-writing with a few of them in the coming months.

This year will find RyLee spending a great deal of time in Nova Scotia in preparation of her next project. She is very excited about having recently added manager S. Alizé Barth of Meganova Music to her team.

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DECEMBER 2013

RyLee Madison, Linda Brooks and Dave Carroll to perform Christmas Show at The Carleton in Halifax, Dec. 22

Singer-songwriters, RyLee Madison, Linda Brooks and Dave Carroll will perform an evening of Christmas music at The Carleton in Halifax, Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.

As a six-time award-winning artist and songwriter, Madison's life overflows with fascinating stories that surface throughout her songs. Since her national debut release in 2002, her recording career has included four albums with ten national country radio singles in Canada. Her music has taken her to Ireland, France, across Canada and throughout the US. Madison's brand new limited edition Christmas EP, Christmas Christmas is sure to delight the young and old.

Receive up-to-date information on RyLee Madison on her website: ryleemadison.com on Facebook:  /Official-RyLee-Madison-Fan-Page and on Twitter: /ryleemadison

Brooks' new Christmas EP, Give Yourself A Little Christmas, co-produced by Brooks and Nashville musician/producer, Chris Leuzinger has Brooks putting her own unique spin on four traditional songs, "O Holy Night", "Silent Night", "Do You Hear What I Hear", and a moving rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" as well as two of her own originals. Featuring beautiful vocal performances, the EP is an excellent representation of Brooks' range as an artist while spotlighting her sophistication and charisma as a performer on stage and in the studio.

Receive up-to-date information on Linda Brooks on her website: lindabrooksmusic.com on Facebook: /LindaBrooksMusic and on Twitter: /linda_brooks

Known as a master storyteller, Carroll's incredible talent was introduced to millions when his 2009 anthem 'United Breaks Guitars' became a worldwide sensation. His ability to extract the essence of a message and craft it into song is a rare gift that is attracting fans of all ages, while his sense of humour and disarmingly warm stage presence makes each live experience a memorable one for audiences around the world.

Receive up-to-date information on Dave Carroll on his website: davecarrollmusic.com on Facebook: /DaveCarrollMusic and on Twitter: /DaveCarroll

Tickets for the Halifax show are $20 and are available online at thecarleton.ca

NOVEMBER 2013

Christmas Christmas EP!

Christmas is in the air leaving us wondering how it came up so quickly once again. Of course, it happens every year but once it arrives, it invariably feels like it snuck up.

It's been a wonderful year for RyLee beginning with her 2013 ECMA Country Recording Of The Year win for her album "Where Does The Time Go". Other highlghts include having played the Cavendish Country Music Festival, spending time at Melmerby Beach, NS, skydiving, having a summer single with Canadian country sensation Tenille and, most recently, time spent in the studio recording her new EP titled Christmas Christmas.

RyLee's new Christmas Christmas EP is a three-song collection (two originals and one traditional) that we feel has truly captured the spirit of Christmas. Songs referencing the Griswald's (from the movie Christmas Vacation), the Grinch, the manger, as well as a heartwarming reminder of Christmases past, are just a preview to her FULL Christmas album planned for release in 2014. RyLee is especially excited to be making her debut playing acoustic guitar on this EP and her husband Clay also makes his studio debut as a background singer on this recording in addition to playing bass.

The best part? This EP is FREE with the purchase of any other RyLee Madison CD. Better still, if you already have all of RyLee's CD's you can pick one up for a friend and recieve this Christmas Christmas EP FREE. You will want to hurry though as only a small number of EP's have been pressed and once they are gone they will never be available again!

If it's just the EP you'd like you can certainly order only that, however, you'll get better value for your dollar by bundling it with another CD. NOTE: theses songs will NOT be avaialble on iTunes! EP's will only be available for mail order until December 10th, 2013.

RyLee will be performing with her husband Clay throughout Nova Scotia over the Chritmas Season. If you will be attending a show and wish to grab a copy of her Christmas Christmas EP you may want to send a "hold" request ahead of time to secure your copy. A complete list of RyLee's shows can be viewed here.

Enjoy a sneak peak by listening to RyLee's new Christmas Christmas EP.

Christmas Christmas

Merry Christmas!

 

SEPTEMBER 2013

RyLee checks one off her bucket list and much more!

NEW SINGLE AT RADIO

RyLee is very excited and proud of her fellow artist/cowriter Tenille who recently released a song they wrote, together with Ron Robinson, titled "Halfway to Somewhere". The song is all about enjoying the ride of life and being present where you are instead of worrying about what's next. It's about finding joy in the journey and realizing that the best part can be the process and the exciting possibility of an unknown destination. Hear the song and read more about what Tenille has to say about the piece by visiting http://tenille.ca/tenille-releases-new-single/

"Tenille is not just another artist, she is a movement! A talented young gal who gets that making music is one thing but making a difference is what really matters. I'm very proud to be a part of her journey. " - RyLee


SOCAN WEBSITE FEATURE

HUGE thanks to SOCAN for featuring RyLee's song "I Wish" on their website mid-August to mid-September! With so very many wonderful songwriters in Canada, this is RyLee's first feature by SOCAN. Thanks again SOCAN!


VENTS MAGAZINE

Thank you VENTS MAGAZINE for the feature on RyLee in your Special Festival Issue! Fantastic. You can find the feature on page 38.


MEGANOVA COUNTRY MUSIC

This summer RyLee joined the Meganova Country Music Family, an organization created to support East Coast Country music artists. The concept of Meganova Country was developed through conversations among friends with a shared passion for music. Soon casual conversations turned into planned meetings as it became clear they wanted to support new, emerging and established artists. It seemed natural to create a platform that would give artists the opportunity to showcase their work. The Meganova team has been rooted in a culture of creativity and dedication from a very young age. Meganova Country is the result of each member's experience, knowledge of the industry, business acumen, passion and creativity. Meganova Country is excited to create an environment showcasing the many talented artists, from Eastern Canada to the Southeastern US, who contribute daily to the enrichment of our lives, perpetuating what country music is all about. To learn more about Meganova be sure to check out their brand new website. Stay tuned for more to come!


CAVENDISH BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

What better way to spend a hot summer weekend than on Prince Edward Island at theCavendish Beach Music Festival! Especially sweet was being able to play music with her husband Clay Krasner and a stellar band brought all the way from Nashville, TN. Being able to share the band with Michelle Wright was a generous treat. Thanks, Michelle! RyLee expects to be returning to the festival stage next year. Stay tuned!

 

JACOB'S WELL

Another highlight for RyLee this year was hosting an intimate writers night at Jacob's Well in Old Hickory, TN. The guests who joined her that night were hit songwriter Wil Nance and the lovely and talented Tarynn Smith. An incredible evening was had by all with a full house. If you're in the area be sure to drop by Jacob's Well for a fantastic cup of coffee, great food and fellowship.



JOINING A MEMBER OF THE CARTER FAMILY ONSTAGE AGAIN!

RyLee once again had the honor of sharing the stage and singing with a member of the legendary Carter Family, Lorrie Carter Bennett (daughter of Anita Carter, granddaughter of Maybelle Carter and niece of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash). Lorrie invited RyLee back again this year to join her in singing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", "I Still Miss Someone", "Ring of Fire" & "Wildwood Flower". A repeat performance is already planned for 2014.




TOURING WITH HUSBAND IN TOW!

Clay and RyLee recently returned from a successful run of shows in Indiana and are already booked for the Christmas season, playing house concerts while they make their way to Nova Scotia for Christmas with the family. With a few dates still available, if you would like to host a Christmas themed house concert with RyLee and Clay, be sure to get in touch before the end of September by emailing clay@ryleemadison.com. It's very simple to host a house concert and also makes for a unique Christmas event in your own living room.




PINTEREST

RyLee has finally joined Pinterest. Come explore with her as she navigates this new territory!


ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST

Last but not least, a big highlight for RyLee this year was getting to check SKYDIVING off of her bucket list. She jumped from 10,000 feet, free falling 5,000 feet in 40 seconds before pulling the shoot. What a thrill! Picture says it all. Whats on your bucket list? Email RyLee, she'd love to know! rylee@ryleemadison.com

MARCH 2013

RyLee takes home the ECMA for Country Recording of the Year!

RyLee with 2013 ECMA Award

We are THRILLED to announce that finally after six ECMA (East Coast Music Association) nominations over her 10 year recording career, RyLee recently took home the 2013 ECMA Award for Country Recording of the Year with her album 'Where Does The Time Go'.

Co-produced in Nashville, TN with her husband Clay Krasner, RyLee and Clay both feel honored to have reached such an accolade with their very first production together.

"This was a long and challenging labor of love. We are so thrilled to receive this ECMA award with the very first project we produced together! We hope to do it again very soon with a Christmas project we are working on and possibly with a few other artists as well. Who knows! We are very excited and honoured. Thanks ECMA!." RyLee

The ECMA Country Recording of the Year award was sponsored by the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) and presented to RyLee by Wendell Ferguson (left) & Louis O'Reilly (right) of the CCMA.

2013 ECMA Award with CCMA


FEBRUARY 2013

2013 ECMA Nominee

2013 IS OFF TO A GREAT START!

ECMA NOMINATION FOR COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR

We are thrilled to announce RyLee's latest record, 'Where Does The Time Go', has been nominated for Country Recording of the Year by the East Coast Music Awards.

"It's great to be amongst the cream of the crop on the East Coast of Canada!" - RyLee Madison

RyLee has been invited to join a stellar line-up including Jimmy Rankin, The Divorcees. Tonya Kennedy and more, to perform on the ECMA Country Music Showcase Stage March 8, 2013 at the Rodeo Lounge in Dartmouth, NS. The award for the 2013 Country Recording of the Year will be presented during the Country Music Showcase night.

Ticketing information on Eastlink East Coast Music Week shows can be found at ecma.com. Tickets for the Country Stage at the Rodeo are available through Ticketpro. They can be purchased online at ticketpro.ca, in person at Ticketpro outlets, like Alderney Landing Theatre, or United Books on Barrington, (full list of outlets at ticketpro.ca),or by phone at 1.888.311.9090. Tickets are $20, including taxes and fees. If you have any other questions about Eastlink East Coast Music Week tickets, please email boxoffice@ecma.com.

ISC

ISC - IINTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION

RyLee's song "Where Does The Time Go" has been selected as a 2012 ISC semi-finalist!

"With a record setting number of entries received (over 20,000), ISC 2012 was the most competitive year we've seen yet. If you've made the list of semi-finalists... congratulations! However, if you didn't make the cut this year, don't lose hope; with so many great entries received, narrowing it down to semi-finalists was truly a challenge." - ISC

Have a listen on RyLee Madison's soundcloud!

GREAT ALBUM REVIEWS!

Great critical reviews have come in for Where Does The Time Go and we are very excited to share a couple of these with you.  It was several months ago that we shared a glowing review with you from Music News Nashville.  If you happened to miss it, here is the link so you can check it out:

http://www.musicnewsnashville.com

And here is a little excerpt from a sensational review by Music Maker magazine in the UK:

"Well, the name screams country but in this instance we're north of the border and RyLee Madison is one of the Canada's rising stars. Ten accomplished, accessible easy-on-the-ear songs, with a reprised duet, signal the reason. The voice is genre specific but the music rocks in at the contemporary end of the spectrum, devoid of any cloying sentimentality and with occasional room for other devices and desires..."

Read the full review right here.

And if that isn't enough, That Nashville Sound blogspot has listed Run, from RyLee's CD Where Does The Time Go, in the Top 100 (And Something) Songs of 2012! See the entire list here:

www.thatnashvillesound.blogspot.com

SONGWRITING

RyLee is excited to announce three new album cuts to kick off 2013! A co-write, with Canadian country artist Tenille and Nashville-based songwriter Ron Robinson, titled "Halfway To Somewhere", has been recorded by Tenille and is scheduled to be released this March on her much anticipated new album.

A song titled "Sticks And Stones" that RyLee co-wrote with her long-time friend Larry Wayne Clark was recorded by the band Shanklin Road, to be released on their new self-titled CD this year.

Another co-write with indie artist and good friend Jimmy Whiffen titled "Maybe I'll Cry" will be included on his new album release this spring.

RyLee continues to build a catalogue of exceptional material writing weekly with artists and co-writers. If you're looking for a song for your next record, be sure to contact RyLee. She may pitch you your next big hit.

RYLEE IS INCLUDED IN A COOKBOOK

RyLee has been included in a cookbook titled Musicians, Memories & Morsels - An East Coast Story Cookbook. The cook book is a collection of 40 East Coast artists and their favorite recipes and stories from East Coast artists, including Melanie Doane, Ryan Cook, Dave Carroll, Thom Swift to name a few. Musicians, Memories & Morsels is available now at retail locations around Nova Scotia as well as online at www.musicianmorsels.com. RyLee will be appearing at a few of the book launches in and around the ECMA Celebration in Halifax, NS - March 2013.

Feb. 27th - The Carleton, Halifax, NS - 8pm
March 8th - Chives, Halifax, NS - Noon-1:30

 

 

DECEMBER 2012

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OCTOBER 2012

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Music Nova Scotia Awards Nomination!

We are thrilled to anounce RyLee Madison has been nominated for the Nova Scotia Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year award 2012!. The NSLC Gala Awards Show is set to take place at the Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS on Sunday, November 11th at 8:00 PM. Tickets to the NSLC Gala Awards Show are on sale now and can be purchased by phoning 1-888-311-9090, online at www.nsmw.ca/tickets, or in person at any Ticketpro location, including Reynolds PharmaChoice in Liverpool and Bridgewater Pharmasave. The Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year award will be presented by Lauren Tutty Promotions.

"It feels great to be nominated amongst so many wonderfully talented artists and musicians again this year! After taking five years off between recordings, honestly, I wasn't sure anyone would remember me as there are so many new acts. I'd love to add another MNS Award to my shelf but regardless, I'm thrilled to be able to add another nomination. Thanks so much Music Nova Scotia and it's membership!" - RyLee

 

JUNE 2012

Back home in Nova Scotia

"Country artist RyLee Madison, now based in Nashville, joins the show on June 15 and 16 at the Nova Scotia Community College in Bridgewater in a fundraiser for YMCA Lunenburg County"   FULL STORY

After celebrating spring with a great album review and performances in Winamac, Indiana and Savannah, Georgia, RyLee is back in Nova Scotia, Canada this month.

Home to celebrate with the Canadian Red Cross as part of their national annual general meeting, RyLee will be singing and speaking about her experience as a Red Cross Ambassador and her work with Hurricane Katrina relief.

"My involvement with the Canadian Red Cross has been such a privileged one in which I've had life changing experiences. It's an honor to work with such a great organization."

RyLee will also be gracing the stage as a special guest in the theatrical production "Ruby Zwicker's Recipe For Hodgepodge ... and Things You Can Do With a Fish" while the show tours the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

RyLee is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with director Andre Haines (painter of Salt In The Air) again. Haines, a painter in acrylic, is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and was the founder and artistic director of Yarmouth Summer Stage and Theatre Camp. He composed and recorded a musical episode for TV series LEXX and acted in several episodes and has performed onstage at Halifax's Neptune Theatre.

Show dates including RyLee are June 15 & 16 at the Nova Scotia Community College, Bridgewater, NS. Show time is 7:00 pm with tickets available at the door. For more info, follow http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/104924-show-has-it-all-from-soup-to-nuts

RyLee will also join Paul Kennedy on Seaside FM (105.9) on June 24 between 12:00 and 1:00 pm.
www.seasidefm.com

 

March 2012

Spring is in the air

"It's been five years between albums, and Madison bursts forth like some snowbound pony come spring."
- Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville

Spring has sprung with a huge leap for RyLee Madison. Her latest album, Where Does The Time Go recently recieved a fantastic review from Music News Nashville by Janet Goodman and there are great expectations for more favorable reviews to come! Janet Goodman - songwriter and journalist has been immersed in the country music scene since the late 90′s. As a regular contributor to Music News Nashville and The 9513, she has reviewed hundreds of recordings and has interviewed industry movers and shakers, such as Simon Cowell, Bob DiPiero, Raul Malo, Lori McKenna and Eddie Montgomery to name a few.

"With her fourth album release, "Where Does the Time Go," Madison shows her mad singing chops to America, as well as her contemporary country songwriting skills. She knows how to deliver her songs in a clear, committed voice; her lower range and energy are so reminiscent of early Jo Dee Messina."

Be sure to read Janets full review!

To celebrate the coming of spring, RyLee's merch is on a spring sale. Buy ONE t-shirt through her website and recieve a CD of your choice OR a dog tag necklace for FREE! (This offer valid through Friday, April 6.) Be sure to add a note to your order which FREE item you would like.

RyLee will be playing in Nashville, TN in April,  Savannah, GA in May, and Halifax/Chester, NS in June with more dates to follow!

Thanks for your ongoing support!

 

January 2012

A Personal Message from RyLee

Happy 2012! I cannot believe we are almost a month into the new year already! At the risk of sounding corny, where DOES the time go? I find as the years march on that time moves faster and faster, which often has me asking that very question. I guess that's why I wrote a song about it and chose that for my album title.

2011 was filled with an amazing journey of hope and anticipation for great things to happen. That something finally did happen with with the release of my latest CD as well as a couple singles to Canadian radio.

But the most incredible blessing to me was the extended time I got to spend with my best friend Bruce MacMillan. I've known Bruce for 17 years and watched him, and his amazing faith, live with cancer over the past four years. As his health quickly deteriorated this past year, I was blessed with the time in my schedule to tend to his needs. We laughed, cried and prayed together and, though neither of us wanted him to lose his battle to cancer, I was truly blessed to be with him during his final hours. Though it was sad and hard to say goodbye, the highlight of 2011 was the blessing of being with Bruce as he breathed his last breath on November 2, crossing the finish line of his life here on earth while holding his hand. Bruce was an incredible friend, son, uncle, brother and neighbor. We all miss him greatly.

The year was finished with a celebration of life. And what greater place to celebrate life and joy than at Disney World in Orlando, FL! Though it was hard to wrap my head around it being Christmas Eve in 80 degree temperatures, Clay and I had a great time in the Magic Kingdom & EPCOT on Christmas Eve and then Hollywood Studios on Christmas Day. After a year of Clay being on the road with Terri Clark and Ty Herndon and myself spending six months with Bruce, Disney was the perfect solution to some much needed 'happy together' time.

2012 has us very excited about new possibilities. Forging ahead with the record Clay and I produced together, we are bubbling with anticipation to see what will come of some exciting European interest the new CD has brought! We are assembling a series of house concert tours and songwriter rounds that will include areas like Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and many parts of Canada. Clay and I will be performing together on these shows with Clay playing a supporting role on guitar and background vocals.

You don't need to live in the White House for a house concert to work.  And honestly, it doesn't matter what color your house is.  If you can fit 20-30 people into your living room, rec room, back deck, then your place is perfect. For anyone interested, you can learn more about house concerts and apperances on the SHOWS page.

This year we will also continue to host guests here in Tennessee at the Madison Writing Room while working on building a home studio, touring, writing and continuing to make music as often as possible.

Thanks for your ongoing support! I wish everyone the best in 2012.

 

October 16, 2011

CHRONICLE HERALD FEATURE

Feature story in the Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS) about RyLee's new CD Where Does The Time Go by Andrea Nemetz.
Read more......

September 26, 2011

"BE YOURSELF" AT RADIO

Call your local country radio station to request "Be Yourself", RyLee's current single at radio across Canada.

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WHERE DOES THE TIME GO

RyLee's fourth album, Where Does The Time Go, was officially released September 6, 2011. The album is now available for purchase on iTunes, CD Baby and right here in the music section.

CBC RADIO

RyLee Madison interviewed with Wendy Bergfeldt of CBC Radio One recently. Joined by her husband Clay Krasner, together they shared stories about RyLee's new album and the journey her life took since her last release in 2006. The interview can be found in the CBC archives of Island Echoes.

IN THE COUNTRY with DAVE WOODS

Tune in to hear RyLee's interview with Dave as they chat about RyLee's new album Where Does The Time Go.

Listen to internet radio with Dave Woods on Blog Talk Radio


August 24, 2011


NEW RADIO SINGLE - BE YOURSELF

RyLee's second single, Be Yourself, from her new CD Where Does the Time Go was released to radio across Canada last week. Thank you to the stations who have added it quickly! Keep your ears open for the new single and be sure to let us know if you hear it on your local station.

WANT TO APPEAR IN RYLEE'S MUSIC VIDEO?
RyLee would love to include those of you who want to participate in her upcoming music video 'Be Yourself'. All you need to do is send a picture or video of YOU being yourself to:  beyourself@ryleemadison.com
We will let you know if your picture/video has been added to the video prior to its social media launch. Content must be received by 5pm on August 29th, 2011. Be creative, be yourself!

NEW RYLEE TEE'S & SUCH
We are excited to be working with Richards & Southern on a new line of RyLee merchandise. Included below are pictures of the new products with her new branding. If you'd like to order something just click on the image which will take you to RyLee's online store.
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ITUNES
RyLee's album Where Does The Time Go is now available on iTunes. You can buy your autographed copy by ordering at www.ryleemadison.com

CCMA'S IN HAMILTON
RyLee will be in attendance at this year's CCMA Week in Hamilton, Ontario. Be sure to tune in to the awards show to catch her friend Terri Clark (nominated for TWO awards) and the bass player in the background (Clay Krasner), RyLee's husband. Terri will be on a cross-Canada tour starting in Halifax, Sept 30th, 2011.

RADIO TOUR
Following the CCMA's, RyLee will make the journey east visiting radio stations along the way. Release concerts are planned for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada. More info to follow.

July 4, 2011

DIGITAL RELEASE!

RyLee's FULL album, "Where Does The Time Go", is now available for digital download! Have a listen and download your favorite track or the entire album today. We invite you to leave your mark by being the first to write a review on CD Baby! We'd love to hear from you.

The physical album will be released to retail on September 6, 2011. However, YOU can pre-order your autographed copy  TODAY because you are on the e-list! This is just a little way of showing how much we appreciate having you on RyLee's team.

HOUSE CONCERT
RyLee is scheduled to perform an intimate house concert July 10th where she will debut material from "Where Does The Time Go". Those attending the show will receive a FREE copy of her last album "Me & Cinderella" and will have the opportunity to take home a copy of her new album too. The event will be held at 18 Wildwood Blvd. in Dartmouth. Doors open at 1:30 and the show will start at 2:00. Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased by phone at 902-404-2999 or by email atgpsconcerts@gmail.com.

I WISH
RyLee would like to thank radio across Canada for playing her single "I Wish". For a complete list of stations who are playing "I Wish" visit the NEWS section of her website.

SWAG
RyLee has partnered with Richards and Southern in Nashville to create an exciting new line of swag (t-shirts, etc). The swag will be made available through her website August 9, 2011.

SALT IN THE AIR
Part II of RyLee's video blog "Salt In The Air" is in production and will be live on RyLee Reels July 1st, Canada Day. Be sure to tune in for the continuing journey between a Nova Scotia songwriter and painter. It is a story that is sure to inspire you.

HGTV CALLING
RyLee and her husband Clay Krasner have submitted a video to HGTV with hopes of being included on the networks new show HGTV'd. Join in the excitement by viewing their story on Nova Scotia's  Sea & Be Scene.

June 3, 2011

I WISH

It's been just over a month since the release of RyLee's new single "I Wish". The response at radio has been steady and we're very thankful for those who have added "I Wish" to their playlists. If you're within earshot of the following stations tune in! They are fantastic supporters of independent music in Canada and deserve to be recognized by the artists and the listeners. Feel free to let us know when you hear "I Wish" on your station!

CKLQ in Brandon, Manitiba  www.cklq.com
Country 93 in Owen Sound, ON www.country93.ca
730 CKDM in Dauphin, Manitoba www.730ckdm.ca
CFCB in Corner Brook, NL www.cfcbradio.com
Country 103 in Kamloops, BC www.country103.ca
Giant fm, CIGV in Penticton, BC  www.giantfm.ca
CHOK in Sarnia, ON www.chok.com
CKFU in BC www.energeticcity.ca/moosefm
The Island in Manitoulin, ON www.theislandfm.com
CKON in Cornwall, ON  www.ckonfm.com
Country 100 in Southern Saskatchewan including Moose Jaw  www.country100fm.com
CIBN Radio in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan
GX94 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan  www.gx94radio.com
CFWE Edmonton, AB www.cfweradio.ca
CJVR in Saskatchewan  www.cjvr.com
CKFM in Olds, Alberta  www.ckfm.ca
FX101.9 in Halifax, NS www.fx1019.ca
1350am Middleton, NS www.avrnetwork.com
1420am Digby, NS www.avrnetwork.com
103.3fm Weymouth, NS www.avrnetwork.com
AVR 97.7 Kentville, NS www.avrnetwork.com
CIXM Whitecourt, Ab www.xm105.com

Thank you radio and all you listeners out there.


April 25, 2011

NEW SINGLE RELEASED TO RADIO

RyLee Madison is back at radio! It's been almost five years since stepping out of the limelight. After getting married and moving to Nashville, Nova Scotia's RyLee Madison returns to radio with a new album Where Does The Time Go. Her first single, "I Wish", (a co-write with Steve Fox) lists all the things we WISH we had done and should do….infectious with a sing-along chorus and an unexpected ending. Co-produced in Nashville with Clay Krasner (touring musician with Terri Clark & Ty Herndon) along with several stellar session players, this solid production holds up alongside the top country albums today. 

"RyLee Madison has the type of authentic vocal conviction and writing chops we need in the Canadian country music industry"
Terri Clark, Nashville, TN

"RyLee is as real as it gets, with a big league delivery that deserves to perform in front of thousands every night! I LOVE RyLee's new song, "I Wish".... lyrics, vocals, production, i t's all great!"
Bill Hart, Kix 106.7 fm Morning Show, Kitchener, ON

Keep your ears tuned in to your local station for "I Wish".

 

January 8, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new year is upon us and there are big plans in store for RyLee Madison. The release of a new album is getting closer as an incredible team to work the album is assembling and the final artwork is complete after THREE photos shoots! On top of that, RyLee's two radio shows are receiving excellent feedback with other stations seeking to carry them on their networks. A site has been created for one of her radio shows, RyLee on the Row, so check it out and join her e-list for regular updates. She would love to have you.

RyLee has updated her album blog to include videos and photos from the studio as well as a few stories along the way about how it all came together. Check it out when you can!

RyLee's husband Clay Krasner has officially launched his own site which includes all of the services he offers as a Nashville based musician: bass player, bandleader, producer, tour manager, the list goes on. She would love to show him off to all of you by having you visit www.claykrasner.com

New changes are coming to this website soon, too, so be sure to check back often!

Leah Warren - Webmaster

 

December 1, 2010

RYLEE'S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS!

Last year RyLee decided to distract the fact that she wouldn't be traveling home to Nova Scotia for Christmas by creating a daily Countdown to Christmas video blog with her husband and dog at her home in Tennessee. The countdown was met with such a welcoming response that she decided to do it again for 2010!

This year's video blog will feature many of the attractions you can find during the Christmas Season in Nashville, TN, including the Opryland Hotel, ICE, Christmas parties, special guests and more. The very first one for 2010 has been posted and can be viewed now on RyLee ReeLs. If there is a location you would like to see RyLee include in her Countdown to Christmas 2010, please email your suggestions to rylee@ryleemadison.com.

In the meantime be sure to tune in to www.seasidefm.com Saturday mornings @ 6:30am Atlantic time to hear RyLee's radio show BEHIND THE SONG CAFE as well as www.country933.com on Wednesday mornings @ 6:40am Mountain time for RYLEE ON THE ROW with Ben McCully.

News is coming soon about the long awaited CD release for RyLee's new album, now scheduled for 2011, complete with a peek at the brand new artwork for the cover.

September 8, 2010

NASHVILLE CORRESPONDENT FOR COUNTRY 93.3FM, ALBERTA, CA.

RyLee has partnered with Ben McCully at Country 93.3FM in Ft. McMurray Alberta, to be his Nashville Correspondent. RyLee will be on the air with Ben every Wednesday morning sharing the latest scoop in Nashville, TN. "Nashville Correspondent" has yet to be coined the official title as it has been tossed out to the listening audience for suggestions. Tune in on Wednesday mornings to catch RyLee with Ben onCOUNTRY 93.3FM.

 

RYLEE'S BEHIND THE SONG CAFE HITS THE RADIO AIRWAVES

RyLee Madison has hosted her own live performance show titled "Behind The Song Cafe" since 2003. She has toured the show throughout Atlantic Canada, Cork Ireland as well as St. Louis, MO. With encouragement from fellow songwriters she has performed and written with, the decision was made to create her very own Behind The Song Cafe podcast made available through her website.

Recently a radio station from her home province of Nova Scotia approached her about running of test pilot of her show to which she agreed.

Starting Saturday morning, September 11th from 6:30 - 7:00am RyLee's show, Behind The Song Cafe, can be heard on 105.9 Seaside FM.

Join RyLee for her "show all about the stories behind the songs shared with us by the songwriters themselves" by tuning in on the dial at 105.9 Seaside FM or viawww.SeasideFM.com @ 6:30am every Saturday morning.

CCMA'S - EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA

On Saturday, September 12th from 12:00 - 2:00pm the CCMA will be conducting round table workshops.  Last year's event was an outstanding success thanks to the likes of DAN HILL, PATRICIA CONROY, JULIAN AUSTIN, ALEX J. ROBINSON and all the industry professionals who gave of their time. 

Because of last year's overwhelming success this year's 2010 round table has been extended to two hours. A great line-up of professionals including RyLee Madison will be on hand for for the round table workshops. Drop by and visit RyLee at the songwriters/publishers table.

For more about CCMA Week, visit www.ccma.org

SALT IN THE AIR

"I'll take a trip to my favorite spot,
Photograph the three churches and browse all the shops
I'll pick up a painting by Andre Haines
I could have never imagined the pleasure it brings coming….

Home, where the smiles are free,
Home back to my family
To the salt in the air and the smell of the sea
This is what coming back home means to me"

RyLee never could have imagined that one of her songs would become the inspiration for an incredible painting but that's exactly what has happened with her song "Salt In The Air".

"Salt In The Air" is my tribute to my homeland of Nova Scotia which includes many of my favorite things about home" 
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One of those things mentioned includes Andre Haines, a painter from Martins River, Nova Scotia. "I discovered Andre and his work while shopping for antiques (his gallery at the time also consisted of an antique shop). From the moment I saw his paintings I fell in love. Hence, the reason for mentioning him in the song".

This past summer RyLee made the journey to Martins River, NS to deliver a copy of her song personally to Andre. It was during this visit when the idea for a painting was born.

Since that special visit an incredible painting titled "Salt In The Air"has been created by Andre. The painting is scheduled to appear in a book being written about Andre and his beautiful art as well as inside the packaging of RyLee's upcoming full length album to be released later this year. Numbered and signed prints of the painting are planned and will be made available soon on RyLee's website as well as at Andre Haines Studio Gallery.

A video blog has been created to track the progress of this genuine and very exciting story. Be sure to view PART ONE in the series by visiting SALT IN THE AIR - PART ONE

 

RYLEE'S LTD EDITION EP IS SOLD OUT!

A very limited pressing of RyLee's EP "Where Does The Time Go" was distributed to her fan base in June, selling for $10/EP and we are thrilled to announce they are officially SOLD OUT!

Stay tuned for news on the upcoming release of RyLee's full album "Where Does The Time Go".

July 22, 2010

CAST YOUR VOTE for RyLee's New Album Cover

The master for RyLee Madison's new album is complete and while decisions are being made as to which song will lead the way at radio, RyLee's creative team has been busy sifting through the latest photo shoot for her album cover.

RyLee's team has voted and selected their top 4 picks and now we'd like to involve you, the fans.

To participate, simply view the slide show and then cast your vote below for your TWO favorite photos. It's that easy!

Vote often and as many times as you like but remember to pick only TWO photos with each vote.

VOTING HAS ENDED

 

June 10, 2010

RyLee Returns to Edmonton, Alberta

Global-Country-PosterGlobal Country All Star Concert - June 14th, 2010

RyLee will join the line up at the 12th annual Global Country All Star Concert. A country concert for the whole family featuring chart topping Canadian country recording artists Gil Grand, Kenny Hess, RyLee Madison, Jake Mathews to name a few, as well as emerging new country artists Sean Sonego, Leah Durelle, the Plain Janes and more.

"It's great to be back in Edmonton at the Winspear, it is such an incredible venue to play. Thanks Maryanne & Global Country for the invite!"

The audience will participate in Country Star Search where their votes will determine the winner from six finalists. Meet all the artists after the show for photos and autographs. Monday, June 14th at 7:30pm, at the Winspear Centre for music. For ticket info call the box office, 780.428.1414 or 1.800.563.5081. For more info click here.

Talent Workshop & Songwriters Circle - June 12th, 2010

RyLee will be participating in a talent workshop presented by Global Country Canada, offering information on how to prepare for the studio, how to create your own business plan, how to set yourself up for success on stage, etc. The workshop also includes a songwriters circle in which RyLee will join artists Gil Grand, Anthony L. Smith and Katie Mission. For more information click here.

 

June 5, 2010

RyLee is Back!

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It's been a long journey for RyLee Madison since the release of her last recording  Me & Cinderella in 2006.

Over the past four years RyLee got married, began building a second home in Nashville, Tennessee, and immersed herself in music like never before. She found herself joining the praise team at her home church in Madison, TN, traveling monthly to Monroe, Georgia, to perform with a praise team and one of its key members, David Huff (of David & the Giants), singing backup on tour with Christian artist Celia Whitler, working as a session musician singing demos and background vocals, writing on Nashville's Music Row Monday through Friday and even filling in as an occasional substitute teacher at a private school in Madison, TN.
Being submersed in music like never before has resulted in an exciting collection of new songs to which she is offering a 'sneak peak' with the release of her  LIMITED EDITION EP of  Where Does The Time Go. The EP contains five tracks that will be included on the full album (released later this year) as well as a bonus track - studio demo.
Having been born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the first audience to be introduced to the EP and her new website will be those tuning in to the 26th IWK Telethon for Children which broadcasts LIVE to all four of the Maritime Provinces, CA. "Getting to be a part of the IWK Telethon for Children, one that does so much for so many families is an a honor and I love the fact that I'm getting to launch the new website and EP to my home audience first."
RyLee is scheduled to perform material from the new EP with her long time friend and accompanist Tammy Giffen at 8:55 AM on June 6, 2010 . She will then join Dave Gunning for the Finale of the Telethon at 6:00 PM on the same day.
RyLee will also be taking part in a celebrity golf tournament on Monday, June 7 at Granite Springs Golf Course in Bayside, Nova Scotia.  She will be playing the links and putting on the greens with her friends Dave Carroll, Charlie A'Court and others.  She will then be flying west to appear as part of the Global Country Concert at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on June 14.
The Limited Edition EP is truly in limited supply and once they are gone there will be no more. Order your copy today!

 

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