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Center Stage Magazine
February 01, 2016

Conversations with Missy: Lisa Matassa

by Missy Wolf

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