DD: 1. Hi Lyssa, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer?
LC: Before being a singer I planned on attending college to study Secondary Education. I wanted to be a middle school teacher.
DD: 2. How did you become a fan of your country music and how did you know you wanted a career in it?
LC: Growing up my dad listened to rock and my mom always listened to country. Artists such as Uncle Kracker and Tim McGraw. My freshman year of college I was trying to find where I wanted to go with my music and I was so stuck. I grew up listening to and loving so many different genres. At first I wanted to go towards Colbie Cailett and Sarah Barellis and then I thought Carrie Underwood and at one point even Daya. And then I went to my first Kelsea Ballerini concert with a friend and after seeing Kelsea’s performance with all of the lights and glitter and then listening to the emotion and lyrics to her songs and her vibe I knew that country pop was my calling.
DD: 3. Who are some of your musical icons?
Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgrave, Miranda Lambert and Brooke Eden
DD: 4. What is the story behind your newest single “Whiskey in the Twilight?”
LC: Whiskey in the Twilight is a fun pop-country song that I wrote with my friend Rodger Hagopian. He came to me with the melody and some lyrics to the chorus and I had thought to myself, I’ve been in a couple summer flings. So we took the emotions from past relationships and past summer flings and put it into a really cool, fun song.
DD: 5. Is there anything coming up with your music in 2018?
LC: I’m so excited for 2018. I have my whole EP ‘After Midnight’ being released. I also have been getting ready to work with a full band! We have had a few rehearsals and are excited to see where 2018 brings us! I am hoping for many new venues and lots more original music!
DD: 6. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?
LC: I’d probably want to do a duet with Kelsea, or Thomas Rhett. Thomas Rhett music is incredible. His lyrics take you through stories and his voice is incredible
DD: 7. Where do you see your career in the next 5 to 10 years?
LC: In 5-10 years I hope to be touring nationally. I think my biggest goal in this career is to be able to perform at Gillett Stadium. Although that’s a big goal for 5-10 years anything is possible. I didn’t think I’d be where I am now and I am. So as far as I’m concerned anything is possible.
DD: 8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
LC: ‘Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game’ -A Cinderella Story
DD: 9. Is there anything else you would like share?
LC: I just want everyone who has supported me to know I am so incredibly thankful for everything, and I am excited to see what 2018 has in store for us!