Madison Violet receive John Lennon
Songwriting Competition Award
JUNO Award nominated alt.country duo Madison Violet were presented with the prestigious Maxell Song of the Year Award from the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their original song, “The Ransom” taken from the band’s JUNO Award nominated album No Fool For Trying.
The Toronto-based duo comprised of Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac beat out over 1000 entries to take home the title and $20,000 prize courtesy of Maxell, in addition to other prizes.
The presentation happened in Los Angeles on January 13th, 2011 as part of the kickoff of the 2011 John Lennon Educational Tour Bus season. The presentation featured a stunning performance by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield as well as remarks from Governor Mike Huckabee and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams.
Madison Violet is currently on tour across the United Kingdom and will be embarking on a Canadian and US tour this Spring. No Fool For Trying, including the award-winning track The Ransom is available to be streamed online at the True North Records website at the following link.
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon who said “I hope this Contest will encourage, inspire and help the songwriters of the world to share their dreams with us.”