Joined Jun 28 2012
Stars of the Future
Makayla Lynn is an 11 year old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Nova Scotia, Canada. She may be young, but don't let that fool you, Makayla Lynn has had more musical experience than most adults only dream of. She is a little girl with no fear, an unbelievable talent, and huge dreams so she has a pretty unstoppable future.
She will be releasing her second cd "The Music In Me", an acoustic collection, June 16th 2012. This cd is 100% Makayla. It consists of 8 of her favourite songs she has written over the past year. Not only does she do all her own vocals and harmonies, but also backs herself on piano and guitar. It truly was a work of heart. It was recorded at Denmark Recording Studio in Halifax and will be used as a demo cd for her trip to Nashville in the fall.
In June 2011 she recorded her debut c.d. "I'll Just Keep Being Me" that consisted of 6 original songs. Not only did she write both the music and lyrics for all the songs, but also recorded both the vocals and harmonies. It was backed by the band Boothill. Of all the songs she wrote on her debut cd, the one that is most well known is called "The Joke's On You". It is being played as part of the curriculum in schools as far away as Australia and Japan. The outpouring of support for this song has been unbelievable. She has been featured on more than a dozen news stations from one end of Canada to the other. She has had articles written about her in papers all around the world. Because she is such a positive role model for other students who are being bullied, she was recognized by the Premier of Nova Scotia. Makayla Lynn was named the recipient of The Power Of Positive Change Scholarship which was awarded to a student who has made a difference in their school or community.
The last few years have been incredible. Makayla has gotten to sing in some of the most prestigious places and has been lucky enough to meet incredible people. In July 2011 she was the youngest performer ever at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. She was asked to sing three times alongside of artists such as Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Johnny Reid, Trace Adkins, George Canyon, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Skaggs and many more. In total the festival saw more than 60,000 people and she was honoured to be a part of it. She will be returning this July and playing all three days of the festival again with artists like Alabama and Rascal Flatts.
On September 16th 2011 she was also fortunate enough to have opened for award winning country music artist Charlie Major at The Rodeo Lounge. Makayla has a personality that draws people in. Everywhere she goes she meets new people that take an instant interest in her. She has already been asked to open for future concerts at the Rodeo Lounge as well as opening for Nova Scotia artist Josh Macumber in June. She will be playing 8 stages in Nashville in October as well as Hugh’s Room in Toronto. Everything seems to be falling into place exactly the way she has dreamed, and she has the luxury of having so much time left on her side. Big things are in the horizon.
While she has only been performing for a few years, she has sang at places like Province House, on tall ships, at fairs, weddings, festivals, exhibitions, talent showcases, parades and many, many other places. She is a regular at arenas singing the National Anthem and has sang it in front of as many as 10,000 people. She has been the Grand Marshal of parades and the honoured guest at the RCMP Musical Ride. She has played many private parties and has recently been enjoying playing with live bands. She has won many talent contests including mission idol on youtube which featured 40 artists from all around the world. She has won some incredible prizes including covers of magazines, scholarships, concert tickets, and has gotten to meet countless award winning country music stars.
Makayla Lynn's future is very bright, including upcoming trips to Toronto and Nashville in the Fall. To keep up to date with all tour information please see www.MakaylaLynnMusic.com