Friday, July 5th
Doors at 8:00 PM
Singer/ songwriter Cassidy Lynn mixes the simplicity of classic country music and the honest lyrics of her own life stories into one sweet contemporary sound.
“Often described as having a ‘girl next door’ image with a bit of an edge, I like to keep my roots of true country music played behind my guitar mixed into my contemporary country sound where the music takes hold and things can get a little crazy,” she says.
Born and raised among the dairy farms of Upstate New York, Cassidy began singing when she first began to talk. She began performing publicly at age nine singing classic country songs such as Loretta Lynn’s “Coalminer’s Daughter,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” and Patsy Montana’s “Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” She was quickly given the opportunity to open for Charley Pride at the famous Cortland Country Music Park in Cortland, New York. Soon after, she shared the stage with country music trio "Trick Pony." At sixteen, Cassidy Lynn landed herself a spot in a popular local band and soon began to teach herself to play the acoustic guitar. Together she and the band did some touring, playing state and county fairs, clubs, and casinos all over New York State.
It was then that Cassidy began to participate in live interviews on local radio stations including WBKT, WBEE, WSYR, WFRG, and WBGK and hosting her own "meet and greet" sessions. During this time, Cassidy Lynn opened for national recording artists Emerson Drive, Bucky Covington, Jason Michael Carroll, Tommy Cash, Josh Gracin, Showdog Nashville's Trailer Choir, Bryan White (their duet can be seen on MySpace), Ashton Shepherd, Sarah Johns, and John Michael Montgomery. Inspired by her family’s cottage on the lake and the bonfires they have during the summer nights, she co-wrote a song with Nashville songwriter Larry Wayne Clark called "Down by the Bonfire.” The song and its video were featured on both Great American Country (GAC) and on CMT in the summer of 2008. In her effort to turn her dreams into reality, Cassidy got the humbling opportunity to perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium in February 2009 and 2011. She closed down Riverfront Stage on the final night of CMA Fest 2010 in Nashville following artists such as Kid Rock, Joe Nichols and the list goes on. Most recently she made her fifth appearance at Nashville’s most esteemed songwriting venue, the Bluebird Cafe! Cassidy graduated from Belmont University in Nashville in May 2010. She continues to tour with her New York based band when she visits home and is actively playing, writing, and recording in Nashville.