Lennon & Maisy
|Lennon & Maisy|
Lennon & Maisy performed at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game
|Origin||Oshawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Labels||Lennon & Maisy|
|Associated acts||The Stellas|
Lennon & Maisy are a Canadian music duo composed of sisters Lennon Ray Louise Stella (born August 13, 1999) and Maisy Jude Marion Stella (born December 13, 2003). They are best known for their roles as Maddie and Daphne Conrad in the CMT musical drama series Nashville (2012–18).
They were both born in Oshawa, Ontario, and now reside in Nashville, Tennessee. Lennon & Maisy are the daughters of singer-songwriter duo MaryLynne and Brad Stella, who perform together as The Stellas.
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Lennon & Maisy grew up on a secluded farm in Claremont, Ontario. Born into a musical family, with both parents and other family members in the music business, the girls became interested in the business from a very early age. Lennon got her first guitar when she was five and was taught by her father, an experienced guitarist. Although neither of them has ever received lessons or professional vocal or instrumental training, they both play numerous instruments and sing in two-part harmony. Having both turned to music for entertainment, the girls wrote songs together in their early years and played at various shows and festivals alongside their parents The Stellas. The family moved to Nashville from Canada in 2009 so Brad and MaryLynne could further their music career. The family is currently residing in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Although music was the girls' early passion, Maisy had always been interested in acting and had been featured in several commercials and music videos when she was younger. So, when their mom became aware of a role in a new ABC show that was being filmed in Nashville, Maisy immediately auditioned. At the final stages of the auditioning process, the casting agents discovered Maisy's older sister Lennon and decided that both girls would be cast on the show. Lennon & Maisy began starring in the ABC drama Nashville in October 2012. However, prior to appearing on Nashville, the girls had to try to increase publicity so they could apply for their work visas. In order to achieve this, they uploaded a cover of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend," which went viral overnight. After this video was posted, they were invited to New York City to perform their cover on Good Morning America. From that moment, their careers took off. Their YouTube channel now has over 97 million views and nearly 762,000 subscribers.
Lennon & Maisy performed The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" on season one of Nashville. Their version reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in April 2013. Later that year, Lennon & Maisy were invited to open for and present Taylor Swift with the Pinnacle Award at the CMA Awards.
Early in 2014, they recorded the song "Love" for a Coop (Switzerland) Naturaplan TV commercial. The song rose to number 1 on the Swiss iTunes chart and was the number 2 most downloaded song in Switzerland for three consecutive weeks.
The girls performed at the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon Post Race Concert with Charles Esten on April 26, 2014, and they have performed at the Grand Ole Opry more than a dozen times. They released an EP called Live YouTube Sessions in August 2012. Also in 2012, they put out a Christmas single called "Christmas Coming Home". In 2014, they released a cover of "That's What's Up", a song originally by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The sisters have been featured on numerous soundtrack albums for Nashville.
Michael Kors invited them to his show at New York Fashion Week. They weren't able to attend, so they recorded a video for him of them playing Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night." The duo released a cover of the Coldplay song Up & Up in January 2017 along with a video.
In January 2018, it was announced that Lennon had signed a record deal with RECORDS & Columbia Records. In 2018, Lennon featured on the track, Polaroid with Liam Payne and Jonas Blue. On November 16, 2018, Lennon released her debut EP titled Love, me featuring previously released singles "Bad", "Breakaway", and "Fortress".
|Lennon and Maisy (Live YouTube Sessions)||
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US Country||US Country Airplay||US||SWI|
|2013||"Ho Hey"||32||47||107||—||The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 2|
|"A Life That's Good"||38||—||—||—||The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1|
|"That's What's Up"||42||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2012||"Call Your Girlfriend" (Live)||Lennon and Maisy (Live YouTube Sessions)|
|"I Won't Give Up" (Live)|
|"Telescope"||The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1|
|"Christmas Coming Home"||N/A|
|2013||"Ho Hey"||The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 2|
|"A Life That's Good"||The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1|
|"Share with You"|
|2014||"That's What's Up"||N/A|
|"Believing"||The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 2|
|"The Blues Have Blown Away"||N/A|
|2017||"Sanctuary" (with Charles Esten)||The Music of Nashville: Season 5, Volume 1|
- "Swiss Charts - Singles Top 75". Swiss Hitparade. February 23, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- "St.Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon Presented By Nissan - Post Race Concert". Zimbio. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Donaldson, Zoe (November 2013). "Sister Act: Lennon and Maisy Stella Get Their Groove On". O, The Oprah Magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Radloff, Jessica (November 20, 2013). "Nashville's Super-Cute Lennon and Maisy Stella on Fame, Surprising Taylor Swift, and Their Handsome Costars". Glamour. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- "Schoolhouse Rocks! Meet the Cool Kids of Modern Family and Nashville". People. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Wheeler, Brad (May 21, 2013). "How two Canadian sisters became stars on ABC's Nashville". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- Etkin, Jaimie (October 17, 2012). "Lennon And Maisy Stella Talk 'Nashville,' Connie Britton, Sisterly Bonding, Fashion And More". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- Nelson, Jeff (January 12, 2017). "First Listen: Nashville Stars Lennon & Maisy Cover Coldplay's 'Up & Up'". People Magazine. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
- "'NASHVILLE' STAR LENNON STELLA SIGNS RECORD DEAL". tasteofcountry.com. January 18, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.