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Meet Lyssa Coulter from Westborough, MA

This isn’t the little girl from Medway who moved to Westborough. This is the young woman who took her dreams. moved them to Nashville, and is making them happen. Lyssa has been busy becoming seasoned. Her music has certainly matured; in it’s composition complexity, and lyrical direction. It’s as if this Lyssa Coulter has just been waiting for the right time to pounce.

The evolution of Ms. Coulter was never more evident than in her latest release, “See Me Now.” It’s bold, brave and unabashedly bares a piece of Lyssa’s soul. The message is one of strength, and honesty, If you are looking to find your fearless, you may consider giving this artist a spin.

  • Lyssten Here

    Of her latest release, Lyssa explains:

    “See Me Now” is a rock-influenced country-pop tune. I wrote the song with Dariann Leigh and Nick Paolilli. We wrote “See Me Now” to be an empowering anthem about taking power back from a friendship/relationship (in my case a “situationship”) in which I was being taken advantage of.

    When deciding to release this song, it wasn’t just about the immediate story. Over the last two years I’ve done a lot of soul searching and healing and I’ve realized that my thoughts and opinions truly matter. For me, “See Me Now” represents taking back power that I forgot I had all along, using my voice, and not allowing others to take advantage of my kindness. I think sometimes we forget we can be kind or a good human while also standing our ground, being true to ourselves and not letting others take advantage of us. There’s a difference between people pleasing and protecting ourselves and I believe it’s important that it’s highlighted. It’s important that each of us recognize that what we say –  big or small – really do matter.”

     

  • Coulter Comments 

    • Grew up in: Medway/Westborough, MA
    • Now lives in: Nashville, TN
    • Current single: “See Me Now”
    • What lead you to music: I’ve been singing in lots of cars since 2 or 3 years old. I would put on performances in the kitchen when my parents had friends over. Going into my senior year of high school, I found a vocal coach who taught me about the industry and introduced me to making my hobby a business. Once I realized I could make music a full time gig I started running and haven’t looked back since.
    • How old when you started: I started my career in the industry at 18.
    • First country song you learned: “Follow Me” Uncle Kracker
    • Instruments played: Voice, Guitar and a little bit of keyboard
    • How would you describe your sound: Country-pop with some alt rock influence.
    • Who inspires you: My dad inspires me a lot and pushes me to be the best artist and human I can be. Musical inspirations are the Goo Goo Dolls, Taylor Swift, and a new one I have is Kasey Tyndall.
    • Awards/accolades:
    • 2018 Worcester Music Award Country Act of the Year Nominee
    • 2018 4x Josie Music Award Song of the Year Nominee
    • 2018 New England Music Award New Act of the Year Winner
    • “Alone With U” Music Video Featured on CMT.com
    • Dream duet partner: Taylor Swift or Johnny Rzeznik
    • All- time favorite country song: : “Live Like You Were Dying” Tim McGraw
    • First country concert: Taylor Swift 2009-2010 Fearless Tour
    • What songs do you like now on Country 1025: “You Belong With Me (Taylors Version) Taylor Swift
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: This answer has changed over the years. If I hadn’t been introduced to the industry at all, I’d probably be an 8th grade English teacher. If I had been introduced to the industry but had no musical talent, I’d probably have a label services company like I do now and I’d aim to continue growing it.
    • Day Job: My day job is my artistry but my side hustles include – Artist Development Coaching, Social Media Management, and Graphic Design for Cane Switched Entertainment
    • Most proud moment: My most proud moment would probably be when the music video for my single “Alone With U” was featured on CMT.com
    • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: I was super fortunate to have played three major country music festivals across the country only two years into my journey.
    • Other things you like to do: I’ve found a love for makeup and painting.
    • Fun facts:  Im a HUGE Disney fan. I participated in music theater in high school and will jam to musicals in the car.  I absolutely LOVE traveling.
    • Mantra: “Here’s the thing….” and “Your chances of being born were 1 in 400 trillion. Be the miracle you are”

     

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