Delighted to continue a great new feature on Belles and Gals today – “Your Voice, Your Choice”. We introduce one of our favourite songs from a country artist and then the artist tells us in turn about a song that has inspired them and has a special place in their heart. Today we feature leading UK country artist Lisa Wright.
Lisa Wright is one of our favourite artists here at Belles and Gals. Lisa released her latest E.P. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ earlier this year. This is what we said about the release – ‘From start to finish, this EP is fantastic and it’s clear that Lisa Wright is one of the true leading lights on the UK country scene. An outstanding EP.‘
‘In the End’ is the second track on ‘Wednesday’s Child’ and is a co-write with the guys from Holloway Road (Robert Gulston from the duo accompanies Lisa in the video above). It’s simply a gorgeous track and really shows off the ‘made for country’ voice of the singer. Lisa was recently named as ‘one to watch’ by the Nashville Songwriters Association and there is little doubt that the Essex based singer has a huge future ahead.
Lisa has chosen ‘Stay’ by Alison Krauss and Union Station
Almost ten years ago, I was lying on the floor in my brother and sister-in-laws flat; contemplating what to do with my life; when I heard this song play on the speaker. I was mesmerised – the voice, the lyrics, the band… I hadn’t heard anything like it before. This song is whole reason I fell, truly, in love with music (not just country music!).
Although I always enjoyed music, I never realised how much it can impact your life and how much it can connect with you when the words hold so much meaning.
I was never a “belty” singer (although I often tried to pull off my best Mariah Carey tribute!) – my voice never seemed to work that way so I, naively, assumed I’d never make it as a singer: I just didn’t look and sound the same as all the other girls!
When I heard Alison Krauss singing for the first time; I was so taken aback by how different she sounded from other artists I had heard of… she had such a soft, subtle and sublime voice that doesn’t need to show off to get you in the feels. The more I researched into her, the more I admired the career she’s had and she’s certainly become a huge inspiration to me and the whole reason why I gained the courage to sing.