VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Musician Maddie Poppe Talks About Her Acoustic Christmas Tour And A Lesson She’s Learnt From Her “American Idol” Journey In Her Interview With AlexisJoyVIPAccess!

Season 16 American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe
Photo Credits: Kelsey Maggart

Want to know what the gift that keeps on giving is? Listening to the multi-talented Maddie Poppe’s music, of course! Singing sensation Maddie Poppe is known for moving everyone with her remarkable tunes. She sang her way into the hearts of fans during her awe-inspiring and memorable journey on the hit competition show American Idol, where she was crowned as the season 16 winner. With her powerful and unparalleled vocals, her show-stopping stage presence, and her innate charm, Maddie Poppe became an instant favorite and was praised incessantly by American Idol judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

Richie couldn’t have said it any better. He described Poppe as having a “storytelling voice” and that’s exactly how everyone feels when listening to the folk singer’s tracks. Poppe’s music takes you on a mesmerizing, musical adventure and every song is filled with so much depth, passion, and a heartfelt story indeed.

Since then, Maddie Poppe has been taking over the music world! She has released a countless amount of songs that leave us all simply speechless. Songs like “Little Things,” “Postcard from Me,” “Nothing Good Comes Out of California,” and “Made You Miss,” just to name a few, are a big reason why there is such a thing as a replay button (because trust us, it comes in handy when listening to Poppe’s exceptional music!). And now, what better way to celebrate the holiday season than by getting some hot chocolate ready, sitting by the fire, and listening to Maddie Poppe’s EP, Christmas From Home. Poppe brings some extra holiday cheer and warmth to the most wonderful time of the year with her harmonious vocals.

Poppe has been keeping busy being back on the road on her Acoustic Christmas Tour. There’s no better present than getting to hear Maddie Poppe’s incredible, singing voice and seeing her in her excellent element on stage. No matter what city she’s in or what venue she’s performing at, this brilliant musician never fails to give one good ‘ol show. Poppe’s music has it all – terrific beats coupled with her undeniably electric vocals makes her the reigning music queen that she truly is!

AlexisJoyVIPAccess had a fantastic time interviewing the musically-inclined Maddie Poppe all about what are some of her tour must-haves, what is her favorite lyric she’s ever written, which musician she’d like to collaborate on a song with and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Poppe even talked about a lesson she’s learnt about herself as a musician from her journey on American Idol – see what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.

Read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the spectacular Maddie Poppe below and be sure to catch her on her Acoustic Christmas Tour making its way to cities across the nation now. Get your tickets here before they’re going, going gone!

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Congratulations on all of the brilliant success with your career. You kicked off your Acoustic Christmas Tour. What has it been like for you to be back on the road? 

Maddie Poppe: Thank you! It’s been so much fun so far. I’m really looking forward to seeing supporters who may not have had a chance to see me since I was last on the road in 2019!

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: What are some of your tour must-haves? 

Maddie Poppe: Throat coat tea is a must for me – both on stage and before the show! And, I also like to be comfy all the time, so I’m planning on packing my crocs and like 7 pairs of sweatpants.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: If you could describe the feeling you get performing for your fans in just one word, what word would that be? 

Maddie Poppe: Meaningful

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You continue to get everyone in the holiday spirit with your magnificent EP, Christmas From Home. Do you have a favorite song off of the EP? 

Maddie Poppe: My favorite song to record on that EP was “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” I was really excited to create a different take on that song and it continues to be my favorite also to perform live.


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Let’s take it back to your unforgettable journey on American Idol. What is something you have learnt about yourself as a musician through that stellar experience?

Maddie Poppe: I learned that it is so important to stay true to myself. There have been many twists and turns in the road as expected, but I found it would be so easy to stray away from who I am, so it’s important I keep my confidence and “stick to my guns” so to speak.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: If you could collaborate on a song with any other musician, who would it be?

Maddie Poppe: I’m not entirely sure which song I’d choose, but a few artists I would love to collaborate with would be Nate Ruess, Alec Benjamin, and John Mayer, just to name a few.


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You are such a talented songwriter. Do you have a favorite lyric you’ve written?

Maddie Poppe: Thank you! My favorite lyric of mine continues to be “how didn’t we know that one day we’d hate our bodies and we’d orbit around buttons on a phone” from my song “Don’t Ever Let Your Children Grow Up.” I find it rings truer and truer as time passes even though I wrote it six years ago.


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: What are some other upcoming projects you are working on that fans can look forward to?

Maddie Poppe: I have a bunch of new music I’m so excited to share with everyone! These songs are some I’m very very proud of and I feel for once, can accurately depict me as an artist.


AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all of your fans, what message would that be? 

Maddie Poppe: I’d like to say thank you for the support. Through thick and thin, no matter what. I know it’s been a crazy journey so far and so much has happened. And, even on my worst days, they still support me, so thank you.

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