The Carolina Theatre presents

Madeline Edwards

  • Thu, September 26 at 7:00pm
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    Welcome to The Wavemakers Series, a groundbreaking performance series curated by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer, dedicated to celebrating diverse voices and uncovering your next favorite artists. Presented by the Carolina Theatre of Durham, this innovative series spotlights emerging talents from a myriad of backgrounds, promising an eclectic mix of musical genres and exceptional artistry. Wavemakers isn’t just a concert series—it’s a dynamic experience that blends the lines between interview and concert in a seamless journey with the artist and their craft.


    Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Madeline Edwards released her debut album, “Crashlanded,” in November 2022 via Warner Music Nashville. All 12 songs were co-written by Edwards, including brand-new standouts like “Mama, Dolly, Jesus” and “Too Much Of A Good Thing” as well as fan favorites including “The Wolves” and “Hold My Horses.” Since breaking onto the scene with a performance at the 55th Annual CMA Awards, Edwards has been recognized as an Artist to Watch by American Songwriter, Country Now, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon. The CMT “Next Women of Country” honoree was also recently selected as a member of the YouTube Black Voices Class of 2023, having previously been named both a Billboard “Rookie of the Month” and Apple Music “Riser of the Month.”

    California born and Texas raised, she has earned additional praise from People, NPR, Southern Living, The Tennessean and more for transcending musical boundaries by incorporating her jazz, soul, gospel and country influences into her unique sound. Her remarkable rise has included performances on some of the genre’s biggest stages, recently joining Alanis Morrisette for a performance of “You Oughta Know” at the 2023 CMT Music Awards with Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson and Morgan Wade. Edwards was also featured alongside The Highwomen on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way tribute record. She joined Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour in 2022 and toured with Andress this spring, with fairs and festivals scheduled throughout the summer.