By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
South Padre Parade
It’s been said before, but now it’s apparent.
Madelyn Victoria Vallejo, performing as Madelyn Victoria, is on the fast-track to success as an up-and-coming country music artist.
The 21-year-old songstress from San Benito continues to promote her debut EP, a self-titled, five-track effort that has sparked buzz in her native South Texas by scheduling two more gigs this month – one of which a concert at the Pharr Events Center.
Specifically, the “Country-Fide” and “Sand in a Bottle” singer will belt out her best thus far as the opening act for Wade Bowen and, wait for it…American Country Music Awards nominee Easton Corbin.
The show is scheduled from 7-11 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Pharr Events Center, located on 281 Eastside Frontage between Nolana and Sioux Road. For ticket information, call (956) 475-3434.
Its news that has come just two months after Madelyn celebrated her EP’s release in October. Her goal is to attract the attention of record labels in hopes of hitting the mainstream music scene.
The Madelyn Victoria EP, written and performed by Madelyn, was recorded in Harlingen in January. Sessions didn’t end until August, after such time the printing and packaging of the CD commenced before an announcement was made. It is available as a CD as well on iTunes.
More recently, Madelyn was featured on K-TEX FM 100.3, which as previously reported is a rarity for an artist of the Valley to garner as much attention.
Staying busy, Madelyn will also be performing at the Heart of America Carnival at 1126 W. US Highway 77 in San Benito on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8-10 p.m.