Maddie Poppe is a twenty-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa. After performing a duet with her sister at a school variety show in sixth grade, Maddie fell in love with music and learned to play guitar, ukulele, and piano. In 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs From The Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father Trent. Maddie had been performing locally in Iowa for over five years when she decided to audition for American Idol, which she calls her “saving grace.” As she continued through the competition, she stole America’s hearts and was ultimately crowned the winner, giving the audience an emotional performance of her single “Going Going Gone.” Since her Idol victory, Maddie has been in high demand, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live with Kelly & Ryan, the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, and more. She has also performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the 2018 CMA Fest in Nashville. This fall, Maddie completed the American Idol Live tour and has been in and out of the studio working on new music set to release in early 2019!