”She cried all the way home and kept saying, ‘it’s over, it’s over.’ And then she slept in her tutu and full stage makeup,” said Stacy. ”I knew from that moment on that she loved being on the stage.”
Now 15, Macy Medford still loves the stage, whether it’s a performing the lead in her high school musical or taking the spotlight as a singer/songwriter on the fast track to stardom.
Born and raised in Katy, Macy is an advanced honor sophomore student at Seven Lakes High School. She has played leading roles such as Scapino in the Italian play, ”Scapino,” Iago in ”Alladin,” Annie in the musical, ”Annie” and Alice in ”Alice in Wonderland.” Her latest stage role was the lead in the Seven Lakes High School production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
“It was the role of a lifetime,” gushed Macy. “I had two solos and a duet.”
Macy is an admitted devotee of Broadway musicals. She wakes up every morning listening to Pandora Show Tunes on her radio. But it’s her songwriting and singing talent that has Macy on the road to success, starting in November 2011 when she received a Pop Artist of the Year nomination at the LA Music Awards held at the renowned Whiskey a Go Go in Hollywood.
Then came the release of Macy’s first single, “Just You and Me,” which hit international radio in its first week of release and rocketed straight to No. 1 on the Top 40 charts on Tween Pop Radio. It was the first song to ever debut and hit No. 1 the same week.
Macy also released the music video for the single, which can be viewed on YouTube. Next came the release of her first album, “Crazy ‘Bout You,” by Tate Music Group.
It took her two years to complete the CD, which features eight songs that she co-wrote, along with West Coast producers Jonathan George and Anthony Mazza.
When asked to describe her music style, Macy thought for a moment, then answered, “it’s pop-jazz, kind of a combination of [Grammy Award winner] Michael Bublé, [jazz/popartist] Norah Jones and [British singer/songwriter] Duffy.”
Macy’s voice is soothing and melodic, very pleasing to the ear, but it’s her lyrics that sets Macy apart from her contemporaries. The words are smart, thoughtful, positive and playful, and belie the fact that Macy is just finishing up her sophomore year in high school.
Macy’s songwriting talents have not gone unnoticed. In addition to her Pop Star of the Year nomination, she is the recent recipient of two more songwriting awards.
In November, she accepted an award from the Dallas Songwriters Association for the song, “Just Me and You,” one of the tunes on her CD; and in February, she was named a semifinalist for the same song in the International Songwriting Competition that drew 20,000 entries.
George is duly impressed with the talents of his songwriting partner from Katy.
”Macy is a great writer,” he said. “Her music is pop infused with jazz vocals that are so unique. You can’t help but love her music, and you’ll walk away singing her songs.”
If she has a favorite of the eight tunes on her CD, Macy points to three — the title song, “Crazy About You,” as well as “Just You and Me” and “Stronger.”
She likes “Just You and Me” because it’s a “feel-good song that features a ukulele” and “Stronger” because it’s all about overcoming challenges.
When she’s not performing on stage, Macy likes to read and go snow-skiing. She’s also enjoys watching vintage movies.
”I’m a real bookworm, and really enjoy reading anything having to do with the Renaissance, especially the Tudor period,” she said, proudly adding that she can name all the English monarchs.
“And I like to read anything by Shakespeare,” she said.
Macy also shares her talent with local nonprofits like the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and has performed at the Rice Harvest Festival. She’ll perform Saturday at the Warrenton Feed Store near Round Top, Texas, and on May 11, she’ll perform at the Savannah Smiles Fun Run 5K to benefit Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
The talented teen also belongs to the National Charity League’s Star Chapter and volunteers for Katy Rocks, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes music education through music lessons, after-school programs, band formations and live performances at places like The Krause Center for at-risk children and the Arc of Katy.
Macy said she is grateful for her God-given talent, and for the support of her family.
”I thank God for giving me my voice,” she said. ”I thank my Mom for believing I could do anything, and my Daddy, who knows exactly what to say and is always open for a hug. And thanks to my two little brothers (Trey, 13, and Grayson, 9) for making me smile and for being my biggest fans.”
For more information, visit www.MacyMedford.com.
Come see me this Saturday, April 6th for the HUGE Antique Show in Warrington/ Round Top in Warrington, TX. Show starts at 1:00pm at the Feed Store.
Fun for all!
See ya there!
This night was very touching to my heart! It was such an honor to sing for this event. Wow, and Anne Reardon (orange shirt) was the special speaker who shared her incredible journey of overcoming this horrible disease. B.P. (British Petroleum) had their own choir sing. The most touching part was walking around the bags and lighting my own grandmother’s and aunt’s light/bag in memory of their beautiful lives.
Anne Reardon (Orange shirt)
B.P. (British Petroleum) Choir
In loving memory bags
Wow MM’s…I just received the news that I will be performing at the American Cancer Society: Relay For Life this Friday, March 22nd at 8pm in Katy City Park in Old Katy – 24927 Morton Rd. Katy, Texas. This cause is very important to me because I recently lost my Aunt Barbara to cancer and my grandmother. Want to join the experience?
Hope to see you there!
I am so excited that my song Just Me and You has been selected as a semi-finalists for the 2012 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). They received over 20,000 entries from 119 countries worldwide. (This song recently won the Grand Prize at the Dallas Songwriters Association Contest but this another International Competition.) I am very honored because songwriting is another element in music to be respected for. The list is arranged alphabetically by songwriter’s name.
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The next step is that this group of semi-finalists will be narrowed down to the finalists who will be sent to celebrity judges. Finalists will be announced at the end of February. Winners will be announced at the end of April.
Thanks for all of your support!
What a wonderful cast and crew I got to work with in The Drowsy Chaperone. We spent so many long fun hours preparing for the show that I am now sad it is over. The picture shown is from the song Toledo Surprise. (click picture to enjoy song)
Hi everyone! This weekend I’m playing the lead role of Janet Van De Graff in The Drowsy Chaperone, which was played on Broadway by Sutton Foster who is currently the star on Bun Heads on ABC Family. The cast and I will be competing for a TUTS Tommy Tune Award against all of the High Schools in Houston. Anyway, we are SO excited! Check out the video below, it is one of the awesome songs we will be performing with the lifts, cart wheels and high note at the end!
Studio VII presents The Drowsy Chaperone
Don’t miss the Seven Lakes High School’s award winning Studio VII Theatre Company presentation of the wildly funny and entertaining musical within a comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. Mayhem, mix-ups and a wedding mark the high-spirited hijinks of The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five 2006 Tony Awards. The fun begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone” and the show magically bursts to life. Suddenly the man finds himself immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast and the audience soaring to the rafters.
The performance dates are February 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on February 9, at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for students and $12 for adults if reserved. At the door the prices are $12 for students and $15 for adults. Katy ISD Gold cards are $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Box Office call (281) 237-2836. For more info online click here.
We hope to see all of you!
Show Off – The Drowsy Chaperone – Tony Awards
starring Sutton Foster and cast performing “Show Off” on the 60th Tony Awards.
I am very honored to play the role of Janet Van De Graaff in the Musical The Drowsy Chaperone that was played on Broadway by the incredible Sutton Foster. This musical is so hilarious! The show dates are Feb. 7, 8, and 9th with a 2:00 show Matinee on Saturday also.
For more information: http://www.studiovii7.com/Pages/Musical.aspx
This just in – Jonathan George and I wrote a song you may have heard of called Just Me and You. This song was recently picked as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest. The DSA 2012 Song Contest is one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. I wanted to say Thank you to the Dallas Songwriters Association for choosing Just Me and YOU!
See you soon MM’s, Your the best!
Official Just Me And You Music Video
Had a great interview w/ Roger Russell, President of the DSA about my BIG win. Take a look here!
Hello MM Fans,
It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I have been performing at the most unique places for very cool events. This Saturday I will be performing for the Waves of Impact Walk A Thon at the Katy Mills Mall.
Waves of Impact is a non profit organization providing free surf camps for children with special challenges as well as wounded veterans. For more information please visit our website: WavesOfImpact.com
Registration is happening NOW! Want to take a walk with me on the wild side REGISTER HERE! lol
See you there! ~Macy xoxo
Happy Friday MM’s:
I am so looking forward to tonight’s event at Multiplicity. This place offers so many things because it is a store in Old Katy that has beautiful things but they also offer the coolest art classes for jewelry. My concert will be held in the beautiful back area! See you all tonight at 6:00! ~Macy XOXO
It is that time of year again for the Annual Authors Networking Summit at the Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council. I would love to see my MM’s out for America’s Favorite Author Workshop and to support the all the wonderful key note speakers. Tickets Available Now!
See ya there MM’s,
Mmmm yum Jonathan’s The Rub was voted BEST Burger in Houston. I have to say it is one of the tastiest morsels of deliciousness I have ever consumed. Join me on November 2nd at Multiplicity located at 1306 Ave A, Katy, Tx 4 Food, Fun and Muisc.
Beyond the Spotlight with Sam and Lauren is a teen radio show which spotlights today’s talent in music, acting, athletics and more. Lauren and Sam give you access to everything teens are interested in today – Since they are teens themselves they understand what you are looking for out in the world… entertainment and music are the main focus in their life just like yours.
I will be in the studio with Sam and Lauren on Saturday, October 13th at 3pm pst on channel one.
You can ask me questions and listen to the show at:
Follow us on twitter – @beyondspotlight
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSpotlight
This is Deacon Jones in 1962 when he played for the Chicago White Sox. He played Major League Baseball for the Sox from 1962-1966. Deacon then went on to coach the Houston Astros (’76-’82) and the San Diego Padres (’84-’87). Jones is currently serving as the special assistant to the president for the Sugar Land Skeeters, a member of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
And that is where I got to meet him at the Sugar Land Skeeters Minor League Baseball game where I performed the National Anthem. It is always a funny feeling when you meet a person who has accomplished so much in their life. I aspire to be an inspiration to others as Deacon Jones has been to so many.
Come see me at the Gingerbread Jog on December 1, 2012 at Villagio Town Center in Katy, Tx. We can jog together for a great cause. The mission of the PHC (Pregnancy Help Center) is to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and their families as they experience pregnancy. Their services are offered at no cost and include pregnancy tests, mentoring and counseling to pregnant women, and educational classes.
For more info on PHC click here!
Hey There Friends,
This weekend I will be performing at Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center in Peter Pan. I will be the one dressed as Peter Pan’s best fairy friend, ‘Tinkerbell’. You won’t want to miss the show. #PeterPan
Show dates and times: October 4, 5 @ 7pm; October 6th @ 2pm & 7pm.
Hope to see you there!!
I had such a great time singing on Sunday, Sept. 30th for the store Multiplicity in the biggest antique show in Texas. Warrington, Texas where it’s miles of antiques and fun! My brothers made some necklaces with the owner of the store. Shop, Create and Escape at Multiplicity Antique Show twice a year.
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It is Hope Help! Healing time at the Westbury Christian School in Houston, TX.
Welcome back MM’s -
Hope Help! Healing was a fulfilling event that allowed me to meet Author and Inspirational Speakers Steve Hemphill and Penny Arnold. Plus I got to share the stage with singer/ songwriter Michelle Buzz. I am truly blessed to be able to perform and interact with such a FUN and inspiring group of people. Thank you for all of your support! #ScreamOutLoud
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Hey MM’s, Hope your having a FUN-tastic Day! I have been out in my home town of Katy, TX performing at some pretty great events. Here I am at Seven Lakes Coffee House in Texas. It was so fun to perform Kelly Clarkson’s – Trouble With Love Is. It is such a beautiful song, one that I really love to sing. I want to thank you so much for listening!
Hope to see you back here, at www.MacyMedford.com soon.
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Can you believe I was on Fox 26 Morning News…I am still so excited!
Click here to see me perform ‘Scream Out Loud’ on the FOX Morning News: Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston
Here I am with FOX Morning Show News Anchors, Mike Iscovitz and Melissa Wilson. They were so nice.
Melissa is so beautiful..
Hey All, I will be performing at the Buffalo Creek Winery Saturday, August 25th for a fundraiser that will help 3 amazing organizations:
-100 Club: they donate money to families of fallen policemen/women and firemen/women for funeral expenses.
We would love to see you all there!
Yes this is happening, my music video Just Me and You is going to be featured on the JENNi20 Countdown starting Saturday, May 26th!
WHoooooo! Freaking out right now.
Here is all the info for you to watch and listen:
Saturday, May 26th from 4-6pm on KYNM My Family TV channel 30.1 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe (audio simulcast on AM 1240 in ABQ and JENNiRADIO.com)
Tuesday, May 29th (Hour 1) and Thursday, May 31st (Hour 2) at 4pm
on KYNM My Family TV channel 30.1
I got the opportunity to perform the National Anthem and Half-time Show at the Houston Stallion’s Indoor Football Game. It was an amazing experience and I got to meet the Mayor of Katy, TX - Don Elder Jr.
This is so cool! Variance Magazine wrote an article about me. It’s pretty awesome and it talks about who inspires me.
Click HERE to read article.
This is going to be so much fun! I am performing at the Houston Astros opening weekend of baseball this Sunday, April 8th! Hope to see you there.
Purchase tickets HERE
Houston Stallions here I come! It is such an honor for me to sing the National Anthem and half time show. Take a look: Pop Artist of the Year nominee, Macy Medford performing live at the Houston Stallions Season Opener this Saturday!
I had the opportunity to sit down w/ Ruba from Ruba’s World. I had a great time and loved the speed round. It’s pretty FUNNY! You can see my interview below. Thanks for watching.