July Artist Spotlight
Elizabeth Lyons’ releases her sophomore country EP I’ve Never on February 22nd following the success of her iTunes All-Time Bestseller Under $8, Billboard charting debut self titled-EP which featured her first single “Everything Tonight” which was played on Sirius XM The Highway ‘On the Horizon’ and single “#PartyRules” charted #1 on Country Music Video Chart on iTunes and #4 on CMT Pure channel.
The album includes “Made in the Midwest” which speaks to Elizabeth’s roots in the Midwest growing up outside Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan and spending time with family in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The song “Girls Like Shoes, Bags & Boys” which speaks to all women and the things they love and “Southern Gentleman” is Lyons’ story moving from the north to the south. “General Admission” speaks to Lyons’ love of country concerts being one big party and her love of each and every fan to her experience opening up for: “Luke Bryan” and writing a song about finding a boyfriend who’s like him.
“My main goal for this record is to be true to who I am. I want my songs to convey my personality and approach toward life. "I’ve Never" is my reflection of it all… I never thought I’d be following my dreams and be releasing a second album or even opening for artists’ who I grew up listening to & who have loved & inspired me. Or that, I would fall in love,” Elizabeth says this sophomore EP “is about always 'keeping the faith,’ faith God will take you on the journey your suppose to be on...because in life you just never know?!”
I’ve Never is the result of a successful PledgeMusic campaign launched this past November. Recorded in Nashville, the EP features some of Nashville’s best-known: produced by Brad Hill (Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Brett Young), Writers: Jason Massey (Kelsea Ballerini, Haley & Michaels), Dan Swinimer (Jojo Mason, Madeline Merlo), Heidi Raye and Georgia Thomas.
Elizabeth Lyons, a graduate of Vanderbilt, is a completely ‘DIY’ independent artist, who has to date, booked herself and her band at clubs, festivals, fairs, fundraisers, businesses, colleges, schools, country clubs across the country. Elizabeth is thrilled to have shared the stage with many acts to include a few: Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice, Cheap Trick, Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser. Early believers like Joe’s Bar owner in Chicago, IL and Summerfest’s CEO fell in love with her spark plug personality and talent, and she soon found herself in more high profile gigs like singing the “National Anthem” at Wrigley Field and performing her original songs at CMA Music Festival, Summerfest, Windy City Smoke Out, Country Jam, Country USA, Country on the River, Country Stampede, Country Thunder and Mardi Gras.
You can catch Elizabeth live at;
Rock The Sox - August 20th, 2016 @Chicago White Sox game 520PM - US Cellular Field
The Surf Ballroom - September 17, 2016 - Clear Lake, IA
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