Makayla Lynn grooves during her performance in Waverley in July. (Healey photo)

BELNAN: Makayla Lynn is receiving some high praise from a world-renowned music magazine.

The recent issue of Rolling Stone Magazine has a top 10 list of country artists who you need to know. The Belnan singer, who just released her newest CD “On a Dare and a Prayer” is on that list.

Makayla Lynn at the Waverley Village Green. (Healey photo)

“I’m still in shock every time I look down at the screen and see my picture with the name “Rolling Stone” above it,” Makayla Lynn told The Weekly Press in an Aug. 8 interview. “Having a quote by Rolling Stone next to my name is something that I’ve only dreamed of seeing in my life

In the article, Rolling Stone says of Makayla Lynn, who recently kicked off Tide Fest, “Lynn isn’t old school, but she’s not new wave either – leave it to a teenager to find a sweet spot in the middle.”

That part of the article has left the 16-year-old speechless.

“For it to be a quote like that, is just amazing,” she said.

Rolling Stone said the singer sounds like “relaxed pop-country that’s heavier on the twang than the synths; think Colbie Caillat singing Sara Evans.”

The magazine compared the singer to many musicians that are her idols and all-time favourite singers. Those included: Faith Hill; Trisha Yearwood; and Shania Twain.

“I know that this kind of opportunity definitely does not come around often so I am eternally grateful,” said Makayla Lynn.

(Healey photo)
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Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!