Conversations with Missy: Lisa Matassa

by Missy Wolf / 3093 days ago / Comments

How many of you have dreamed of singing a duet with one of your favorite legends? How many have done it? Rising country star Lisa Matassa is living that dream.

At the early age of eight, Matassa knew she wanted to be a professional singer. With the support of her loved ones, that is exactly what the “Long Island Girl” has been able to achieve. During our conversation, she spoke about being a country singer in New York. We laughed a lot together as we got to talking about that and more.

Matassa was blessed to be a part of the biggest show in country music history, Playing Possum: The Final No Show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. to honor George Jones. She was one of only three artists to perform two songs. Listen as she shares that experience with everyone.

Her newest project, Why I’m Here - Legendary Duets, kicked off at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville during CMA Fest 2015. Recorded live including backstage moments, this will be brought to the fans in a variety of ways. Matassa explained what led to the creation of this project and the journey since. Without giving away too much, imagine sending one of your favorite musicians in country music a letter asking if they would do a duet with you and getting “YES” as a response. Listening to her share this story, I could not help but smile and feel happy for her.

Since her newest release, Somebody’s Baby, it is no wonder Matassa has been given the title of rising country star. Her voice is remarkable and her personality is fun and inviting. Her vocal abilities and stage presence have earned her opportunities to open for Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Lee Brice just to name a few.

Do yourself a favor and download her latest album. Find her on Facebook and Twitter. Follow, like, share and enjoy. ~Missy


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!