CLARKSVILLE – A 19-year-old from a tiny northern Iowa town was already a bit of a local star.
Maddie Poppe, born in the Butler County town of Clarksville, has had a guitar in her hands since a young age, with a dad who was in a local rock band.
“That’s one thing that I think works to my advantage that some of the other contestants don’t have”, Poppe says. “Some of them have never played a gig before. But I’ve done like hundreds in front of different crowds of all sizes.”
And in early 2018 came the opportunity of a lifetime.
Watch Poppe’s performance from Monday night