Makayla Lynn, Singer/Songwriter, Nashville Recording Artist, Nova Scotia, Canada
Named one of Reverbnation’s top new artists to watch, Makayla Lynn is a fresh face in the industry with the vocals, songwriting ability and stage presence that many call unprecedented for her age. With more than 700,000 video views from more than 17,000 social media fans, Makayla Lynn is quickly becoming a household name. She has penned more than 70 songs to date and recently released her Nashville recorded and produced album “Daydream” that has already seen two 2015 ECMA nominations (Rising Star Recording and Country Recording), 2014 Music Nova Scotia Country Recording nomination, and 2014 IMEA Country Album nomination. Produced by Nashville’s Smith Curry (musician for Taylor Swift, Randy Travis and many others) and Nova Scotian Darryl Landry (Publisher/Songwriter) with vocals produced by Star Search winner Dave Demay, the album was backed by some of the top players in the industry. Makayla Lynn wrote or co-wrote 6 of the tracks from the album using hit writers from the Maritimes and Nashville. The first single “Don’t Quit Your Daydream” was released across Canada with great success making the DMDS top 5 for most active indies. “Makayla Lynn has it and it’s just the beginning. She can hold a crowd of thousands with her singing/songwriting and playing. Can’t wait to see what her budding career will bring the world of country music” ~Russell MacKenzie, FX101.9fm – Halifax. Not only can Makayla Lynn navigate her way around some of the top studios on Music Row, but she is also no stranger to the stage, performing for the past 5 years around the Maritime’s, Ontario and Nashville. She has opened for artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Kira Isabella, Charlie Major, Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee, and has shared stages with some of country music’s biggest names including Carrie Underwood, Alabama, Brad Paisley and many more. Performing in front of crowds as large as 30,000 comes naturally to Makayla Lynn, having played some of the most iconic stages. She has enjoyed performing in venues such as Hugh’s Room, Stage On Broadway, Legend’s Nashville, Commodore Grill, Hotel Indigo, Boots and Hearts Festival, The Halifax Metro Centre, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Stan Rogers Festival and hundreds of others. “This girl (Makayla Lynn) is absolutely amazing. Everyone should follow her!” – Dallas Smith.
Not only is Makayla Lynn a talented musician, she is also incredibly smart with a huge heart. The Premier’s Power of Positive Change prize winner can be found writing songs for various causes such as anti-bullying and the Canadian Cancer Society and performs on a regular basis at charity events and fundraisers for many foundations. Two of the songwriter’s songs have been picked up by the Red Cross for use in internationally distributed videos (“The Joke’s On You” for an anti-bullying campaign, and “Fallen Hero” for a tribute video for the 4 fallen New Brunswick Mounties) With regular co-writes with hit writers, key festival tour dates, and social media numbers on the climb, watch out for this rising star!