Montana's Madeline Hawthorne announces new album; shares new song "Chasing The Moon"

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Friday, April 12, 2024

Americana rising star, Madeline Hawthorne, is thrilled to announce her new album, Tales From Late Nights & Long Drives, due out everywhere on June 12th. The new album was produced by the famed Ryan Hadlock (known for his work with Zach Bryan, The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and recorded at Bear Creek Studios near Seattle, WA.

Tales From Late Nights & Long Drives is heralded by last year’s release, “Neon Wasteland,” and Hawthorne’s newest single, “Chasing The Moon,” available on DSPs today.

“I wrote 'Chasing the Moon' about my many late nights driving through Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. The song was born while driving down Highway 191 in Montana from Big Sky to West Yellowstone. I often drive that highway alone, late at night. Sometimes I pull over to get out of my car and look up at the night sky. It’s powerful to stand in the quiet of the night and listen with your heart. I find that many ideas come to me at those times."


Obsessed with music since her childhood on the East Coast, Madeline planted roots in Bozeman, MT, during college and never turned back. She honed her talents through countless backup and band gigs before going solo amid the Global Pandemic. Balancing Americana, roots, folk, and rock, she introduced herself on the 2021 LP, Boots, co-produced by Brad Parsons and Tyler Thompson in Pittsburgh. In between, she shared the stage with everyone from Jason Isbell, Lukas Nelson, Josh Turner, and Kip Moore to Sierra Hull, John Craigie, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Plus, she wowed audiences at festivals such as Treefort Music Festival (ID), Americanafest (TN), WinterWonderGrass (CO), Park City Song Summit (UT), Roseberry Music Festival (ID), and more. Earning acclaim for tracks like 2023’s “Neon Wasteland,” which Relix called “vibrant and buzzing.” Hawthorne has also caught the eye of CMT, who featured her “Neon Wasteland” video on, and she has received praise from tastemakers such as No Depression who says, “She’s been crushing rootsy tunes.”


  • April 12 @ Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ*
  • April 13 @ 191 Toole | Tucson, AZ*
  • April 14 @ Yucca North | Flagstaff, AZ*
  • June 15 @ Live Oak Music Festival | San Luis Obispo, CA
  • June 27 @ Rail on the River | Berthoud, CO
  • June 28-29 @ Yarmony Music Festival | Bond, CO
  • July 4 @ High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
  • July 7 @ Waterfront Blues Festival | Portland, OR
  • July 14 @ Under The Big Sky Fest | Whitefish, MT
  • Aug 10 @ People Fest | Yuba, WI

*with The Brothers Comatose