November 23, 2021—Singer-songwriter and guitarist Madison Cunningham is up for her second Grammy Award; Wednesday (Extended Edition) LP is nominated in the “Best Folk Album” category for the 64th annual awards. Previously, Cunningham’s debut album Who Are You Now was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Cunningham just wrapped a successful tour with her labelmate S.G. Goodman, as well as performed two special nights at Madison Square Garden opening for Harry Styles.
The Orange County, CA native has performed as a duet partner with Punch Brothers’ Chris Thile on APM’s “Live From Here” and recently appeared in and helped score Sara Bareilles’ show Little Voice. Her list of champions continues to grow, including Harry Styles, John Mayer, Andrew Bird, Sara Watkins, Nickel Creek, the Milk Carton Kids’ Joey Ryan and Sara Bareilles.
Cunningham first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. By the age of fifteen, Cunningham realized songwriting was a passion she wanted to pursue, citing Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as key inspirations. “It’d always been a hobby before, but around then, I realized I wanted to make it a religious practice,” she says. “I thought if I could capture some of their same spirit ever in my life, I’d have to work hard and every day.”