Hello Elizabeth, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? Born and raised in the Midwest… I’ve always had a love for music and performing. I’ve always had a town of energy and when I put my mind to something I do everything to try to get it done.
What was the first country concert you ever attended? Kenny Chesney at Soldier’s Field with Luke Bryan as the opener!
What is the background story behind your brand new song “24?”
“24” is an ode to being in your twenties and not knowing what is next in life. I wrote the lyrics when I was 24 in Nashville and finished ’24’ when I was 27 with co-writers in New York City. There aren’t enough songs about being in your twenties and wanted to tap into those feelings and emotions of this chapter of life. Listen HERE.
Many are prepared for the transition between high school and college, but few are ready for the real world after graduating college” It’s the first time in your life when everyone is in different stages of their life; some of my friends are in relationships, some are completely single, some have defined dreams, some are still figuring out their passions, some people are making money, some are struggling.
“24” has been 4 years in the making and a fan favorite during Lyons live show. “24” is about feeling lost and not knowing what will happen in the future but following your heart even when there’s no clear road and finding out where you’re supposed to be and who you’re supposed to be. We did a lot of stack percussive and toms stuff playing around with keys and guitar throughout evoking and the confusion one has in life.
Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2020? Yes! I’m super excited about the next single! It’s my always been a favorite of mine.
What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at? I recently had the privilege of singing the National anthem at Yankee Stadium Playoff Game and it was a dream come true. Its important to honor our country and veterans.
How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Empowering, Inspiring, Real
.If you could sing a duet with any singer or group who would it be and why? I got to open up for Little Big Town at one of my favorite festivals Country Fest. They called me the girl that sang in the rain because I did my entire set regardless of the rain. “Boondocks” was one of the first country songs I could not stop replaying over and over again. It would be a dream come true to do a duet with them because I love how they use their music to spread a message.
What is one of your favorite quotes? “STOP TRYING TO PREDICT THE FUTURE! Stop wasting your time thinking about what CAN happen and start spending your time MAKING SOMETHING HAPPEN TODAY!”
Is there anything else you would like to share? I’m so grateful to record and release this new single communicating my struggles as I know all 20 somethings experience and where I’ve been personally and continue to go through. My single’s goal is to try and help other 20 somethings know they’re not alone – we all feel it. Putting this message into music is a real gift. These songs feel more personal and more rooted in my truth than ever before and I’m so excited and nervous to share them with you. Thanks for being on this journey with me and being patient while I focused on writing and what I wanted to say to the world. I also thought would be cool given it’s 2020 – to release my ode to the 20’s in the 20s!
This is a twenty-year old’s anthem “24” I co-wrote with Charlie Brennan, Jonny Fung, and JD Pinto in New York City, produced by Johnny Dibb (produced Lacy Cavalier, Taylor Edwards and more), mixed by Jonathan Roye (Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, and more), and mastered by Daniel Bacigalupi (Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and more) in Nashville. I worked with Nashville photographer Alex Berger (Abby Anderson, Jon Langston and more) on album art and the music video shot in New Orleans to be released on January 31.
Country musician Elizabeth Lyons is from the Midwestern and at 18 years old she moved to Nashville to intern at a music publishing company where she learned a lot about the music industry. Before she graduated from Vanderbilt University she put out her first EP which topped the iTunes charts and became an Album All-Time Bestseller.
Lyons has a half a million plays on Spotify, also sold over 100k downloads, 2 #1’s and #2 on iTunes Country videos. She was also recognized by Macy’s iHeart Rising Star Top 3, Country Music Association “Who New To Watch,” “Music Association “Who New to Walk,” Music Row Discovery Artist, SiriusXM The Highway On the Horizon and CMT Pure and Discovery Artist. Lyon’s proven track record has made her one of the next women of country music to watch.
She also booked her shows and been an opening acts for country musicians such as Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and many more. Lyons has also been a part of many great music festivals such as Summerfest, Country Fest, and Country Jam. Lyons played for our troop singing the national anthem at Soldiers Field, Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Bridgestone Area.
On January 17, 2020, Lyons brans new single “24,” came out. Her music can be found on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about the great and talented Elizabeth Lyons then check out her website at (https://www.elizabethlyonsmusic.com|).