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Long Island country star Lisa Matassa talks 'Somebody's Baby'
November 04, 2012

Country Music November 4, 2012 By: Markos Papadatos

2012 has been a great year for Long Island country songstress Lisa Matassa. She has performed at the Pennysaver Amphitheatre on two occasions “Vets Rock” and “Freedom Fest,” where she shared the stage with such artists as Dierks Bentley and musical icon Ronnie Dunn. Her soaring renditions of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” are known to leave the New York audience spellbound.

On Nov. 4, powerhouse vocalist Lisa Matassa chatted via telephone about her recent accomplishments in the country music scene.

“It was so much fun opening for Ronnie Dunn,” Matassa acknowledged. “I had a blast and they were all so sweet. Country music is like a big family. It doesn’t matter what caliber of success the artists have. It’s great how Long Island is embracing the country genre.

Similar to country queen Martina McBride, Matassa is a woman who puts her family first and is successfully able to juggle a music career as well.

She also noted that she is a fan of such country musicians as Keith Urban and Blake Shelton, who was recently crowned “Entertainer of the Year” by the Country Music Association, as well as traditional artists George Strait and Easton Corbin.

Most recently, she released her latest music video for the tune “Somebody’s Baby” which was directed by Traci Goudie who has worked with such artists as Merle Haggard and Hunter Hayes. It was filmed in a farm in Tennessee and it featured archive footage from Lisa’s childhood. “It was a lot of fun filming this video,” Matassa said.

“We got the call that we needed a video made right away and we flew down to Nashville on a Sunday morning and we shot the video. It was a long day of shooting but I love the video since I was able to show elements of my own personal life in there. We are really excited about this song.”

Particularly impressive about Lisa Matassa is that she has over 460,000 followers on Twitter. “It’s incredible,” the Long Island country star remarked. “I have such an amazing support team working for me from Nashville to all over the country. I am so glad that the word is getting out and it feels to me that America is starting to get the fact that country is America’s music. The lyrics are so touching and they resonate well with people and America  is looking for that relatability in the songs and the country artists today are delivering that.”

Regarding her plans for the future, she stated, “I am taking it one day at a time and I am enjoying every moment of it. It is important to stay focused on your goals.”

In the near future, she revealed that she will be becoming a member of the Academy of Country Music (ACM). “I am already a member of the Country Music Association (CMA), so I am excited to be joining the ACM as well, since it will allow me voting privileges,” she said.