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"I just want to make someone feel less alone with my music”

Lizzie Cates grew up in Reno, Nevada, and it was early on at the age of 5 where songwriting sparked interest after creating her own fairy tales and nursery rhymes; and by 13, she had her first guitar. Lizzie’s ability to tell a story is endless, and after receiving an ISSA Award for her breakout song “Strangers” in 2017, she moved to Nashville to continue her craft. Shortly after arriving, she began writing with notable writers and playing iconic venues such as The Bluebird Cafe. Her voice is often compared to pop icon Taylor Swift, with hints of The Chicks' Natalie Maines and Kelsea Ballerini, and when she plays live, it’s her catchy hooks, silly personality and her natural ability to bring love and energy that keeps fans coming back. Lizzie released her first EP titled “Such A Mess” in April of 2019, a record that explores her direction as an artist, and vulnerability in a new city; and most recently, she’s been in the studio working on her next project, and is excited to share new music soon. Her brand new single "I Like the Way" is out now after hitting #1 on the Country iTunes Charts in Ireland and #24 on the overall charts in less than 8 hours of hitting radio.  




"Nevada native, Lizzie Cates, has known she wanted to be a country star ever since kindergarten. Lizzie went “all in” with her music when she made the destined move to Nashville three and half years ago. Heavily influenced by her family, her grandma was the one that told her, “If you wanna be a country singer, you gotta be in Nashville.” Having already played iconic venues such as The Bluebird Cafe and being compared to Artist of the Decade, Taylor Swift, Lizzie Cates is here to stay. Lizzie released her first EP “Such A Mess” in April of 2019. Her newest single “I Like The Way” showcases her natural ability to bring lightheartedness, love and a positive energy that keeps fans coming back for more." 


The Start of a New Era: Lizzie Cates Releases “I Like the Way”


Favorite fairy tales and nursery rhymes that influenced you to write your own as a child?


I was always obsessed with Disney Fairy Tales. My favorite one was Snow White. I don’t know what it is about that movie that had me so intrigued. I seemed to be drawn to the darker fairy tales. Not to mention, I loved and still love animals. Red Riding Hood was one of my favorites as well. I was fascinated with talking animals. The fairy tales that I made up always involved them, in particular unicorns and kitticorns.


Lizzie Cates Boldly Goes East – Alone. “I Wasn’t Terrified.”

"She had the most infectious laugh I’ve ever heard, and everything about her was warm and relaxed.  She’s a person I felt an instant connection with.  That’s possibly because she had, and I say this in the most complimentary manner, a sort of childlike passion for everything."




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