Lennon Stella | Biography
Canadian musicians Lennon and Maisy Stella have been creating an ever growing buzz in the United States. Known as Lennon & Maisy, these young girls are years ahead for their age. The one half of the up and coming music duo, Lennon Stella is a teen to be envious of. She has been living in the United States for only five years and already she is a national sweetheart. With her little soul sister and best friend, Maisy Stella, she has been able to start a widely successful career in music and acting. Born on August 13, 1999, Lennon is best known on American television for her debut appearance on ABC’s Nashville as Maddie Conrad. Her sister Maisy also stars on the musical series as her on-screen little sister.
Lennon and her sister’s upbringing was far from what the norm is for their peers. Born and raised in Claremont, Ontario, the sisters who are popularly known as the Stella Sisters, lived their lives completely secluded from technologies like TV and social media before they started their career. Their parents are the award winning country musicians The Stellas who appeared on Can You Duet on CMT. Their father, Brad Stella was the one who taught Lennon to play the guitar. Both their parents have influenced their inclination towards music. She and Maisy moved to Nashville in the US in 2009 so that The Stellas could establish themselves in the country.
Maisy is the one with the acting bug in the family of musicians. She originally auditioned alone for Nashville and Lennon also caught the acting bug eventually when the casting staff showed interest in casting both of them on the series. They began appearing on Nashville in 2012. However even before they gained popularity through Nashville, they presented themselves as talented musicians. Lennon along with Maisy did a cover of the song Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn and posted the video on YouTube which became a literal overnight hit on the internet. Following the YouTube success, they appeared on Good Morning America to perform their rendition of the song. Their cover of Ho Hey by The Lumineers which they performed on Nashville peaked at Billboard Hot Country Songs in 2013. Originally cast as recurring actresses for the first season, Lennon and Maisy were cast as regular characters for the following season. The third season of Nashville began its run in September 2014. Lennon & Maisy opened for Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards in 2013. That year they released their debut EP, Live YouTube Sessions. They have also performed alongside Charles Esten at the Country Music Marathon Concert for St. Jude Children Hospital and have been invited to play at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry several times. They covered Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ That’s What’s Up in 2014. They were also invited by Michael Kors to attend the New York Fashion Week. Some of their other popular cover songs are I Won’t Give Up ( Jason Mraz cover), Believing, A Life That’s Good and The Blues Have Blown Away.
Lennon has been featured along with her sister in several magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, The Globe and Mail, People, Glamour and The Huffington Post. However after their newfound success they haven’t strayed away from a normal lifestyle. The girls are studying in an American public institution and are also receiving tutoring.
Lennon has been doing an amazing job as an actress even though she’s more interested in her music. The Canadian youngster is a perfect role model to her sister Maisy and the two share a heartwarming relationship. Their acting career aside, Lennon & Maisy will hopefully be soon releasing a studio album making a name for themselves as young musicians.