1. Hello Lacy, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?
I grew up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina called Pilot Mountain. If you’ve ever seen the Andy Griffith show it’s called Mt. Pilot, and it’s the neighboring town to Mayberry (or Mt. Airy in real life). I grew up around music from a young age, but a lot of people don’t know that I was also a competitive dancer and cheerleader for ten years as kid, which is how I really got comfortable being on stage. My first job was as a cashier at a restaurant called Aunt Bea’s and I was the editor-in-chief of my high school yearbook.
2. How did you get into country music and how did you know you wanted a career in country music?
Music was always a presence in my house growing up. My Dad played guitar and sang, and my parents were always going to local shows or having friends over to jam at the house. I sang in church, at school and eventually local venues around town. When I was 13, I made a six song ‘EP’ in the basement of my house as part of an audition project for a vocal program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. I got accepted, even though I was the only kid singing country songs instead of classical ones. For the next several years I performed North Carolina and wrote songs by myself selling copies of the EP I had made. When I was 20 I started making trips out to Nashville. Once I graduated from college I moved here and haven’t looked back!
3. What is one of your favorite songs that you ever recorded?
There’s a song off my last EP called “Lock the Door” that I’m really proud of. I think we really nailed the balance between modern and traditional country in that song, and I think it’s still holding up well a few years later.
4. Is there anything coming up with your career for the rest of 2018?
Right now, I’m in the process of recording new music that will hopefully be out sometime next year. I think the songs I’ve been writing in the past year are my best yet and I’m really excited to spend the rest of the year getting them ready to share. I’ve also got a few shows left on the books for 2018 that you can check out at www.lacygreen.com
5. Who are some of your musical influences?
My playlist is pretty schizophrenic, but some of my consistent staples over the years are Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Band, Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott and James Taylor.
6. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years with your music?
I think I’ve finally learned enough about the music business and myself to be able to make my best music and that’s what I hope to do. I’d also love to be able to build my live show and touring schedule in the next decade. I’m really excited for what’s to come!
7. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?
There are so many, but I’ve always thought if I got to do a Crossroads on CMT that I’d want to do it with Hayley Williams from Paramore. I’m a huge fan of her voice and that band. Plus, she’s a Nashvillian, so I think it’s just a matter of time before someone collabs with her on a country/americana project.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Herman Hesse
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
I’ve been working on a side project with two of my best friends called The Wonderful Nobodies. We’re going to be releasing some really fun things next year as well. Follow us on Instagram @thewonderfulnobodies