Lisa Matassa Pays Tribute to Johnny Cash at Ryman Debut
Long Island country singer Lisa Matassa made her debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during last week’s CMA Music Festival. The ‘Somebody’s Baby’ singer performed the Johnny Cash classic ‘Home of the Blues’ as part of the Cash family’s celebration of the limited edition Johnny Cash Forever Stamp.
“Lisa’s performance to honor my father, Johnny Cash, was amazing!” John Carter Cash says in a press release. “This was the first time I met her, and from a quick rehearsal to hitting the stage of the Ryman she had us all listening intently from the first note.”
“It was an emotional moment walking onto the Ryman stage for the first time and definitely a day I will never forget,” Matassa states.
She recently released an enhanced EP titled ‘Somebody’s Baby,’ whose title song has garnered more than four million YouTube views. The single is also currently in the Top 40 on both the Billboard Indicator and Music Row charts.
Matassa’s other CMA Fest activities included a showstopping performance of Dolly Parton‘s ‘I Will Always Love You’ on the Nashville Convention Center stage, as well as a number of other live performances and social media activities. “My first CMA Fest was a fantastic experience,” she notes. “And great to meet so many amazing people from all over the world.”
Lisa Matassa will also appear at the upcoming Taste of Country Music Festival. To purchase tickets, visit this link.