Today I want to introduce you to Lacy Green! Lacy is a singer/songwriter who has an amazing voice! Keep reading to see more about Lacy, her music, and where you can find her if you're in Nashville for CMA Fest!
NashNews: Tell us about Lacy Green. Who are you and how did you get into music?
Lacy Green: Well I grew up in the foothills of NC in a town called Pilot Mtn. My Dad played guitar and was in a band when I was young and there was always music in our house, be it Motown or bluegrass. I always loved writing, and when I was 12 or 13 I asked my dad to teach me how to play Blackbird by the Beatles and that sort of kicked off the merging of the two into songwriting. I spent the next several years playing shows, writing songs, and recording a couple projects in NC before moving to Nashville a few years ago.
NN: Tell us about your inspirations. What/Who inspired you to get into the music industry?
Lacy: At the core I am just an insanely huge music fan. So all the music that touched my life and made me feel more understood was my inspiration. I desperately wanted to do for other people what music did for me. I went to college hoping I would find something I was more passionate about, but I never did. So I threw myself into the music because ultimately not trying became scarier than failing and that is still what drives me.
NN: You write songs every weekday. Tell us about how a writing session goes? Where do you get inspiration for the songs you write?
Lacy: The beautiful thing about writing songs is that you never know what you’re going to leave with when you walk in. Even when you have an idea, your collaborator could take it an entirely different direction. It takes a fine balance of chaos and structure to write a good song, and the combination of those things is always a little different.
As far as inspiration, it can come from anywhere if you’re looking for it. It’s super important to me to intake other good creative work. If you’re on a steady diet of good books, conversations, movies, music, etc. hopefully that’s going to translate into what you make being good as well.
NN: What is your favorite song that you've written? Tell us the story about how you went about writing it and the meaning behind it?
Lacy: Well there’s no way to pick a favorite, because they’re all special to me for different reasons, but one I love is “Lock the Door” off my last EP. My co-writer Zac Wrixon came in with the title idea and as soon as he said it this really natural story evolved. It’s really vulnerable and honest and I like the fact that the main character is clearly in the wrong, but you still sort of feel for her by the end of the song. I love complicated characters because we are all a little good and bad, and I think that song illustrates that dilemma in a way that I’m really proud of.
NN: What is your favorite venue that you’ve played?
Lacy: I’ve been fortunate to play all over the country at some really cool venues, but for me The Bluebird has probably been my favorite. There’s just something magical about that room for a songwriter. You can feel all the historic music that’s been played there and the audiences though not the largest, are always really excited to be there.
NN: What are three things you can’t leave home without when playing a show?
NN: If you could do a duet/collaboration with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Lacy: There are so many! James Taylor would be super high on that list for me. He’s such an inspiration to me as a lyricist and a melody writer. His songs are timeless and he’s also a fellow North Carolinian!
NN: Where can we come see you at CMA Fest? What are you most looking forward to at CMA Fest?
Lacy: I’ll be at the Budweiser Acoustic Stage on Saturday from 11:55am-12:25pm. I’ll also be handing out free downloads of my last EP afterwards! I’m really looking forward to debuting some new songs that people haven’t heard yet, and hitting up my friends shows throughout the week. Nashville is an awesome town and CMA Fest is such a great week to celebrate with everyone!
NN: Anything else you want to tell the readers?
Lacy: Thanks for listening, and supporting country music! I look forward to meeting you at a show one day soon! Until then, you can find me online and sign up for my mailing list at www.lacygreen.com
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