Who Is Elizabeth Lyons? The Story Behind Her Journey to Country Music
Who is Elizabeth Lyons? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…
A couple of years ago we introduced you to a talented singer-songwriter and one-woman show, Elizabeth Lyons. We caught up with Lyons again to touch base on how her career has blossomed since we last spoke!
Lyons is a Midwestern girl who has had music in her soul since she was a kid. “Since a young age, I’ve always loved music. I basically learned my letters, so that I could learn to play piano,” she tells us, adding, “I joined church choir […]. I auditioned for musical theatre until I made the music theatre production and I ended up being in 18 musicals. So I always performed.”
Fresh out of high school, the songstress embarked on a new journey south to Nashville, Tennessee, where she simultaneously was a student at Vanderbilt University and an intern at a music publishing company. For her, everything shifted when she saw Florida Georgia Line’s song “Cruise” take off, despite the fact that they were newcomers on the music scene.
“[They] inspired me to use word of mouth marketing to do what I needed to do to follow my dreams because I wasn’t super confident when I moved down to Nashville, being an artist.” By the time she reached her senior year of college, Lyons released her debut EP which garnered accolades on iTunes. The singer credits both Florida Georgie Line and Taylor Swift as two artists, who inspired her on her path. “I attribute Taylor for helping me move down to Nashville and Florida Georgia Line for making me pursue my dream.” Of course, Lyons shared that she also loves artists like The Chicks, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and the Spice Girls.
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Lyons really took her education at Vanderbilt University and in the Nashville community to heart. She worked endlessly to create a career that made the most sense for her, all while garnering a dedicated fanbase.
As an independent artist, Lyons is finding success in country music, especially in regards to the festival circuit. Most recently, the singer-songwriter played with artists like Jordan Davis and Jimmie Allen. In the past, Lyons has shared the stage with the likes of Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan, as well as, played shows at many festivals across the United States.
The trajectory of her career continues to change and blossom throughout the years. Most recently, the pandemic deepened her connection to music.
Flash forward to today, Lyons has her first-ever full-length album in the works. “During COVID, I basically jumped into writing and recording, all for this upcoming album,” she begins. “It’s my first full-length album. It’s nine songs broken up into the evolution of my love life over the last ten years. There’s three chapters. There’s three songs about finding love, three songs about falling in love, and then three songs about being in love.”
The upcoming record is slated for release on March 11th. Fans can expect stories, beautiful instrumentals, and exquisite vocals on the new project. “It’s kind of like tales of young heartache, and the nervous/excitement about beginning something special to then the joy of spending time and marrying my lifetime partner,” shared Lyons.
One of the songs off the new album “Edge” even went viral on TikTok. “We got over a million views on TikTok, which is crazy awesome,” shared Lyons. “It was really cool to see how people interpreted the song.”
Listeners have also fallen in love with another song on the project called “Always.” “Always is such a feel-good song about basically always wanting to spend everyday with your lover, just making it forever,” said the singer. The track was inspired by New Oreleans, Lyons’ love for the saxophone, and Kacey Musgraves’ song “High Horse.” “We kind of created this kinda Motown-disco-country,” shared Lyons.
Fans can look forward to the album release date, as well as, the new music video for “Always,” coming around Valentine’s Day. Additionally, Lyons is heading back out on the road as much as possible, so stay tuned for more dates to catch her live set.
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