Saturday, Dec. 15, is a date that local country fans will want to tune in to watch “Inside Music Row” to glimpse a thoughtful and engaging interview with one of the genre’s hottest female newcomers, Lisa Matassa.
During the weekly broadcast, which will air in Nashville at 10:30 p.m. on WNAB-TV (Comcast Channel 18) and IMR, Kelly Lynn of “Inside Music Row” managed to capture the essence of the singing/songwriter mother of two, Matassa, during the recent interview.
“It was a very simpatico moment for us,” Matassa shared with rootshed.com in a Dec. 13 email. “She drew out a side of me that most fans don’t see.”
During the segement, Matassa shared her personal thoughts about subjects as diverse as Hurricane Sandy’s impact, songwriting and the launch of her second musical career. Moreover, she also enthusiastically talked about her recent video shoot in Watertown, Tenn., in honor of her current single, “Somebody’s Baby.”
Viewers who tune in the “Inside Music Row” broadcast will also be treated to the powerhouse songstress — and sometime fashion critic’s — acoustic version of “Wouldn’t You Like To Know,” a track Matassa co-write with Don Rollins and Jody Gray, which is contained on her new disc.
The Dec. 15 episode marks her debut on the popular show, and beyond the local market, her segment is airing now through Dec. 16. For a complete listing of available broadcasters, please go to insidemusicrow.com.
More about Lisa Matassa
With 2.6 million-plus previous YouTube views and two No. 1 videos on CMT.com — one of which is “Me Time” — the Long Island-born, Florida-reared Matassa is no stranger to country-music fans. As evidence, she’s opened shows for the likes of some of country’s biggest names, including Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, Eric Church and Ronnie Dunn, among others.
Operatically trained as a child and with a resonantly powerful pop voice, Matassa recorded two top-10 Dance singles before she was 20. The songs were hits in the U.S. and abroad, earning her slots on the marquee with acts Taylor Dayne, Brenda K. Starr, TKA and others. Nevertheless, Matassa grew up loving and singing the music of country greats, from Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, to “The Man in Black,” Johnny Cash. And once she realized that country music was her calling, she gave herself to it heart and soul.
Video view: For all the latest Lisa Matassa news, fans can go to www.lisamatassa.com. To keep up withe her on Facebook, click here, and to follow her on Twitter, follow this link. Watch Matassa’s new “Somebody’s Baby” clip here.