The shared belief in themselves and their fearlessness to follow their dreams did eventually pay off and accolades and awards soon became synonymous with Madison Violet; including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album of the Year and a Critic's Choice Award from Country Music People's Magazine.
Their songs have been featured in the notorious music magazine MOJO's Top 10 Playlist, and received a mass of acclaim from outlets such as the BBC, the CBC, Maverick Magazine and NPR, and have earned the duo the Grand Prize in the Maxell John Lennon Song Writing Contest (which was voted on by a panel of distinguished artists including Elton John, Tim McGraw, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias and Mary J.Blige).
Madison Violet were on Germany's WDR's list of 'Best Bands of All Time' and with a bit of a departure from their rootsy sound, their single 'These Ships' was released in 2014 on one of the largest dance labels in the U.S., Ultra Records, garnering over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify.
Madison Violet has 9 studio albums to their credit including the new Christmas classic Sleigh Bells in the Snow featuring their friend and collaborator Ron Sexsmith, singing on Frosty the Snowman.
For Madison Violet, it all began in 1999 during a chance meeting at a restaurant in Toronto, over a thousand miles away from the small town where both Lisa and Brenley’s fathers were born. That was over 20 years ago, and the pair have been writing and creating beautiful music together ever since. Over the past decade, the Canadian duo have taken their genre-bending sound to new heights, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana.
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