Elizabeth Lyons
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Elizabeth Lyons

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Vanderbilt senior Elizabeth Lyon's 6-song EP hit #42 on national country album charts on iTunes in less than 24 hours! It's currently on the Albums under $8 "Recent Best Sellers" and "All-Time Best Sellers". In order to keep it on the charts she needs your help in spreading the word! Please check out her music here! If you like it, please tell your friends via Facebook, Twitter, and Email Listservs! Also make sure to rate and write a review on iTunes!

Visit Elizabeth's website here and if you're interested in purchasing merchandise, click here !

Want to keep up to date with what EL is doing?

'Like': https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethLyonsMusic
Follow: https://twitter.com/eLyonsMusic
Instagram: http://web.stagram.com/n/elyonsmusic/
Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/elizabethlyons1

Eli Teplin is a talented student artist whose EP will be released on December 21st on iTunes! Check out the link to his song "Telescope" here! - Vanderbilt Student Government


Vanderbilt senior Elizabeth Lyon's 6-song EP hit #42 on national country album charts on iTunes in less than 24 hours! It's currently on the Albums under $8 "Recent Best Sellers" and "All-Time Best Sellers". In order to keep it on the charts she needs your help in spreading the word! Please check out her music here! If you like it, please tell your friends via Facebook, Twitter, and Email Listservs! Also make sure to rate and write a review on iTunes!

Visit Elizabeth's website here and if you're interested in purchasing merchandise, click here !

Want to keep up to date with what EL is doing?

'Like': https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethLyonsMusic
Follow: https://twitter.com/eLyonsMusic
Instagram: http://web.stagram.com/n/elyonsmusic/
Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/elizabethlyons1

Eli Teplin is a talented student artist whose EP will be released on December 21st on iTunes! Check out the link to his song "Telescope" here! - Vanderbilt Student Government


Vanderbilt senior Elizabeth Lyon's 6-song EP hit #42 on national country album charts on iTunes in less than 24 hours! It's currently on the Albums under $8 "Recent Best Sellers" and "All-Time Best Sellers". In order to keep it on the charts she needs your help in spreading the word! Please check out her music here! If you like it, please tell your friends via Facebook, Twitter, and Email Listservs! Also make sure to rate and write a review on iTunes!

Visit Elizabeth's website here and if you're interested in purchasing merchandise, click here !

Want to keep up to date with what EL is doing?

'Like': https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethLyonsMusic
Follow: https://twitter.com/eLyonsMusic
Instagram: http://web.stagram.com/n/elyonsmusic/
Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/elizabethlyons1

Eli Teplin is a talented student artist whose EP will be released on December 21st on iTunes! Check out the link to his song "Telescope" here! - Vanderbilt Student Government


When Winnetka native Elizabeth Lyons went off to college, she planned to spend long hours in the library, never realizing that two years later she would be spending equal amounts of time in the recording studio. But, after an internship in Nashville. Sparked a renewed passion for music and singing, the singer revisited her country roots. Sheridan Road caught up with the budding star, currently finishing up her senior year at Vanderbilt University, while subsequently releasing her first self-titled EP, to hear what it’s like being a North Shore native south of the Mason-Dixon line.

On how it all began:

I’ve always sung since I was little. My mom says that I would sing in my crib, every morning. I started singing in church choir at KUC [Kenilworth Union Church]. My first experience with a solo was for the [KUC Christmas Pageant]. I was cast as one of the Three Kings, and [my part] had a solo. Then I began doing musical theater with the Winnetka Children’s Theatre at Winnetka Community House. From there, I did musical theater at New Trier. I was in [choir] all four years at New Trier and I’ve played classical piano since kindergarten. I danced at Fisher Dance in Wilmette, so I’ve always kind of done music and types of performing my entire life.

My freshman year of college, when I was at University of Wisconsin-Madison, I came down to Nashville with my dad and interviewed with a bunch of music industry companies. I ended up interning at this music publishing company called Roots Three Music—they’re a co-venture of Ole Music Publishers. I was lucky enough to have a boss, Denny Carr, who guided me through the music business, and that’s when I kind of began to realize that I had a chance at taking the “artists’ route.” While I was interning, I established friendships with some of the writers and they would try to distract me from doing my work. As it turned out, one of them became my producer [for the current EP] and his name is Matt Nolan. I realized I needed to be in Nashville [full-time] to pursue my dreams, so I applied to Vanderbilt, got in, and transferred.

On the North Shore native’s country roots:

My mom is from Mason City, Iowa, and my family would always drive up to my mom’s hometown; she owns a farm there. We’d pull up to my great-grandpa Al’s house, and he had built his own house, with his own hands and had lived there most of his life. I remember he’d always listen to country music; when I was there in the summers, he’d be listening to Hank Williams and I’d be hanging out, listening, eating a bologna sandwich with him. Those summers were where country music was really instilled in me. One thing that my Grandpa Al taught me was that country music is a feeling. You don’t necessarily need to be from the country in order to “get” country music. The songs tell stories of love, loss, sadness, and strength. Country music has always been a part of my roots.

One of the ideas that I have for a song is called “Sheridan Road.” I have a whole list of ideas on my phone and on my laptop. That is definitely a song I need to write. When I was picking out songs for my EP, there’s this song that I love and I was really strongly considering to ask the songwriters to change the title to “Sheridan Road,” but if I’m lucky enough to do another [EP], I’ll write “Sheridan Road!”

On the songwriting process:

Each songwriting session, or what we call it, a co-write, is very different. It just depends on whom you’re writing with. I’m going to Vanderbilt and just living a regular college life, and so everything around me inspires me, so I kind of have a lot of ideas that [Matt] says are unique. Usually how it works is that I will come with a few ideas or a funny story, and we just go through them and then pick the ones that feel right. He usually strums on the guitar or plays the piano and we get a good groove going and I start writing a song around this [initial] idea. Then it just builds from there, whether we get the first chorus, or the first verse. It varies from song to song. It’s the most amazing experience—you know writing and finishing the song. When you walk out of a good write, you know.

On her first EP:

I released Elizabeth Lyons EP and I’ve never done anything else on iTunes. I wanted everything [about the EP] to represent me, so it is like my friends and I hanging out. There are little quirky things about the EP, for instance, [on the track] “Go Girl,” I was doing something funny, playing around with it, and I ended up saying “You go, girl!” during the recording session, and Matt ended up throwing [that phrase] in at the end of the song! It was a cool way of showing who I am and my personality. I basically wrote stories about my life, and I hope that through them I can share some common experiences and that listeners can get that feeling that my Grandpa Al always talked about.

On what’s up next:

In January, I have a music video set to come for the song “Everything Tonight,” d - Sheridan Road


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Still working on that hot first release.

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My first ballet class…dressed as Cinderella…dancing to every Disney Princess song. My first album…dressed in a belly shirt and Steve Madden platform shoes…singing to the Spice Girls. My first ice skating solo…skating to“This Kiss” by Faith Hill. My first song…writing with my best friend in 3rd Grade…Chanel. My first time truly appreciating my Mom making me take classical piano lessons…in my preppy phase when playing piano was cool. My first time on a stage…singing, dancing and acting in a Musical Theatre production.

Nothing has changed...dressing up, singing to the Spice Girls and Faith Hill, playing piano and performing on stage... All these little moments and more make me who I am… Elizabeth Lyons.

I grew up in what my family likes to call the “bubble.” In the suburbs of Chicago called the North Shore, people did not drive trucks to school and there was one country radio station. However, my country roots are in the heartland….

For as long as I can remember, my family would drive to my Mom’s hometown in the middle of Iowa where my family owns a farm that has been in our family since the turn of the century. We’d pull up to my Great Grandpa Al’s house he built with his hands, where my Grandmother grew up, and all pile out of our city-slicker SUVs. We always knew where to find Grandpa…in his huge farm garden or in his messy garage with the radio blaring Hank Williams. It’s the place where he’d make me a bologna sandwich and give me an ice cold Dr. Pepper.

Growing up listening to country music, I remember running through Grandpa’s garden filled with different colored irises completely natural and free. I could sing at the top of my lungs and no one would interrupt me. I could play on Grandma’s upright piano and I’d always have an audience. Looking back Great Grandpa Al was a working man, who honestly expressed his joys and sorrows… he was real, he was sincere.

He taught me country music is a feeling. It’s the songs that tell the stories…of love and loss and sadness and strength. And believing in God. And sometimes you know you have nothing left but faith and trust.

He also warned me about boys…”you can’t live with em’ and you can’t live without em”!

We all know people come and go in our lives for a reason. In high school, a boy (I don’t know what he was a friend, a boyfriend, we hooked up? it was complicated haha ok my boyfriend I guess) gave me a CD filled with country music songs about our relationship. This was when I began to understand the ‘feeling’ Grandpa Al said that somehow country music says it all and yes, that boys are definitely trouble!!!

My music background lies in singing in Church Choir (my first solo, I was a Three King, sorta a honor but the pictures are embarrassing), 13 years of classical trained piano (Sonatinas were my thing), countless years of musical theatre (I never had a main part… until my Sorority philanthropy event at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in recruitment Entertainment round at Vanderbilt University…haha), I’ve taken a zillion dance classes (pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern) and am so not good at the splits, my high school summers I took a musical theatre class at UCLA and song composition class at Columbia College, I sang all four years in Choir at a Grammy award-winning high school.

I took a leap of faith when I transferred from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN otherwise known as the Music City! I have always loved learning: school, my teachers and professors at one point I spent 16 hours in the library. I love learning about people, art, movies, and anything to do with romance. But don’t get me wrong I live the motto ‘work hard play hard’! WOO WOO! YOLO.

I believe every boy that has made me laugh, cry or made me want to throw something at him in order to get his attention… has come into my life for a reason. Things happen the way they are supposed to.

I write songs about my life. I hope through listening we share some common experiences and you get the ‘feeling’ Grandpa Al was talking about. Even now, in my heart and soul, I hear Grandpa Al saying ”it's a good OLD world” and I think about his smile, and then I’d know that somehow, everything would be ok.

I’m a Midwestern City-Chic with a country girl heart. Like me or not, I’m always going to write songs about my life. My dream is for my music to be apart of your ‘firsts’ whether it be your first dance class, first time singing a solo, first time performing live or your first time kissing a boy AH! I want to be there for YOU.

Going off Grandpa Al's looking at the glass half full...that it's a good old world and god is good and while life has challenges and ups and downs you want your music to help people find the good in life, cause while its really hard sometimes, it's what you make of it and stay happy: I think this is the true meaning of that country music that it evokes: feels life, finds the bright side

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