American Idol winner Maddie Poppe has dropped her first post-Idol single “Keep On Movin’ On.” It’s available on all download and streaming services now.
Written by Jarrad Kritzstein (Kate Nash, Weezer), Brandon Lowry (Britney Spears, Elle King) and Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini). The release marks her first original music since her Idol winners song, “Going Going Gone.”
Maddie’s sweet clear vocals are accompanied by acoustic guitar and banjo which lend a decidedly Americana/bluegrass feel. Bluesy electric guitar punctuates the song, bringing to mind 50s/60s British skiffle. If you’ve ever heard very early Beatles/Stones you’ll know what I’m talking about. I like the arrangement a lot.
It will be interesting to see how Hollywood pitches “Keep On Movin’ On” to radio. Triple AAA seems like the most likely format.
PROGRAMMING NOTE! Maddie will perform the single for the first time ever on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan on Friday (Oct 26). Check your local listings for time and channel.
The single kicks off a busy Fall for Maddie, who recently wrapped the 44+ city American Idol Live tour. After the tour, Maddie returned to Iowa and joined Luke Bryan on stage for his Farm Tour before headlining her own sold-out hometown show. She recently performed at Brit + Co’s #CreateGood event in New York City and is nominated for The Competition Contestant of 2018 for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. Maddie will headline her first Los Angeles show on November 13th at Hotel Café.