The year was 1991, and along with new superstars like Garth, LeAnn and Faith, another new artist was born...Melanie May. Now, nearly 20 years later, country is changing once again, this time flourishing with female artists like Taylor, Carrie, Miranda and... Melanie.
Melanie May might not be the American Idol winner, but there's no doubt that she is well on her way to becoming a household name and bringing a swarm of fans with her in the process.
At the ripe young age of nineteen, Melanie has experienced opportunities many teens her age only dream about. She has met and worked with many well respected people, some of them artists in the music industry such as Jason Aldean, Jack Ingram, and Gretchen Wilson. She has hosted the Nashville TV show, Nashville Spotlight, and released two hit singles to country music radio. Time passed and this young artist developed into a rising star.
"I dedicate so much time to my dream. I spend hours on end responding to fan mail and comments," she reveals. "Every message I receive, I answer myself." It's a routine that has paid off for the down-to-earth artist.
Those accomplishments first began at the age of 10, when Melanie first started singing and unknowingly logged on to a career. The "go-to" teenager, known to many simply as 'Mel', had huge goals way back in 2006.
"My first goal was to simply get to Nashville," she says. "Now that I've accomplished that, and recorded an album in a highly respected Nashville studio, I want that music to get heard by as many people as possible. I've always been able to relate to country music and it means a lot when I have fans tell me that my music has helped them achieve their own dreams or situations in life"
There is much more to come from this young star known as Nashville's best kept secret; and in closing Melanie says, "This dream I've chosen to chase down is certainly to put it in one word, crazy! However, I guarantee that once I reach the top ... I'm gonna write a song about my journey and it'll be a number one hit!"