Penticton Peach Festival headliner Madeline Merlo released her latest single, Neon Love, and it is getting a lot of attention in the country music world.

Neon Love, released on May 2, only took a week to be the number one most added Canadian song to Country radio. It debuted in the top 10 most streamed Canadian country songs. As well, Neon Love is the third highest selling Canadian country single and received over 139,000 streams on Spotify in just one week.

Merlo, who is from Maple Ridge, is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with four Top 15 singles under her belt.

Just weeks after a recent move to Nashville, Merlo landed on U.S. Weekly’s List of best-dressed artists at the Country Music Awards. She is currently collaborating with some of the biggest names in country on new music, continuing to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she will be one of the biggest rising stars to watch.


In 2017 Merlo starred alongside Jana Kramer and Sophie Tweed-Simmons in the musical film, Country Crush, which saw her play the lead role of a young woman trying to make it as a country singer. She went out on the road to open for Dean Brody on his epic Beautiful Freakshow Tour, taking to the stage to perform in 14 cities.

You can catch Merlo, presented by the Penticton Lakeside Resort, at the Penticton Peach Festival on Sunday, Aug. 12 in Okanagan Lake Park at 8:15 p.m.