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When you hear the name Madaline Garcia, you don’t necessarily think sweet, quirky blonde girl next door (unless you know her). When you hear Madaline Garcia sing, you'll never forget her. Madaline is an amazing blend of her Kansas school teacher mom and her handsome Puerto Rican dad. She is as honest, kind, warm and as “real” as they come. She juggles life every day with a song on her lips, a deep love for the Lord in her heart, and a coffee in her hand. Don’t be fooled by her young age; Madaline is an old soul with a voice and work ethic out of the 1940s. When it comes to music, it's like turning the knob of perfection to ten. Every lyric is exact from memory. Every note is solid on key and rhythmically succinct and her performance is captivating.
Music has been a big part of Madaline’s life since she was very little. As she began her starlet path in the Methodist Church "Cherub Choir" at the age of four, her gift was recognized. This incredible talent was encouraged by her church and school choral directors as well as private instructors. Due to a severe visual impairment, it was difficult for her to read music, so she had to rely on her hearing. Maddie attributes her lack of vision to her enhanced musical acuity. Her diverse musical style started In her teen years as she would perform traditional hymns in churches, jazz with combos and standards, and country and pop at festivals. In her college years, Madaline toured and performed across the globe with the Jazz Ensemble “One Voice”. While touring China, Madaline remembers, “I encountered LOTS of Christians! But they were very much on the down low and didn’t speak openly about it. But it was so cool to bear witness to their incredibly strong faith in a world where it is not accepted.”
Madaline has lived most of her life with thick glasses and very poor vision. In 2017, she received what she prays was her last eye surgery as they were able to get her surgically corrected to near 20/20 vision. Through her struggles growing up, she knew what it was like to be singled out for being different. She’s developed a tremendous compassion for special needs children & adults and has become a champion for special needs organizations. She’s one of the favorite activity leaders for Gigi's Playhouse in Brentwood,TN. She also loves to perform for and with participants at Wellspring Community in Castle Rock, CO a day program for special needs adults.
Now married, Garcia lives in a Nashville suburb with her husband and two daughters, Ari, from her husband, Andrew's first marriage, and Lyla Belle who was born in August, 2018. She has engaged heavily in her songwriting as she's been more home-bound since they welcomed their newborn. You'll see the girls featured on Madaline’s social media occasionally as she is baptized into motherhood head-first and you can witness the impressions on Madaline’s music as she experiences this new season of life.
Shortly after graduating with a Vocal Performance Degree from Mary Hardin Baylor, she moved to Nashville,TN. She was contacted by a member of her Colorado church that had been managing artists in Colorado and was looking to expand to Nashville. In February of 2014, a development/management deal was signed with the now Nashville and Denver based WieRok Entertainment. As WieRok expanded into label services, Garcia was their first artist to ink a deal in 2018. Through the process, Garcia has co-written a number of songs with some industry top-notch CCM-Pop, Worship and Country writers. The title track of her 2018 Christmas EP, “Christmas With You” was picked up for rotational airplay by major market reporting stations including Nashville’s WSM 95.5 “NASH-Icon” in the 2018 Christmas season. To date she has released two EPs and is currently (2019) releasing a song every 4 to 6 weeks leading up to a CD release in September and a second Christmas EP in October.