Cassidy may be an upstate New Yorker by birth, but she was born to carry the torch of classic country music trailblazers who first lit that fire in her heart. Inspired by influences from John Denver and Alison Krauss to Waylon Jennings and the Eagles in a home that was always music-filled; she fearlessly proclaimed at age 9 that she would someday be moving to Nashville. By 11, she was opening for Grand Ole Opry legend Charley Pride; by 16, she was touring as the lead singer of a popular local band throughout the Northeast; and in 2008, she officially packed her bags and headed south. Armed with the spirit of Patsy Cline and the fierceness of Natalie Maines, she’s been making a name for herself this town won’t soon forget, ever since.
Wearing self-professed “blinders” when it comes to her goals, Lynn quickly took every opportunity to immerse herself in all that Nashville has to offer. One of the most important, and possibly career changing opportunities, was for Lynn to focus more on songwriting.
Not realizing her unmatched gift of storytelling until she’d become a veteran performer in the music scene, Lynn dove into the craft and worked tirelessly to maintain a professional writer’s schedule even before she had anyone in her corner. In 2013, she released her self-titled debut EP, which was met with resounding praise from fans and industry leaders alike. Highlighting her extraordinary voice on tracks like Gardner in the Graveyard, Lynn proved she has a knack for telling stories that stick with you.
In early 2014, she got to watch her hard work pay off as her song “Ball Cap,” which was recorded by Black River Entertainment’s Glen Templeton, soared up the charts on Sirius XM the Highway and spent three weeks in the #1 spot. Soon after, Cassidy signed her first publishing deal with Given Music Publishing, a division of Given Entertainment, LLC, formed by veteran music publisher Mike Sebastian in conjunction with Cindy Owen and Jim KacMarcik. Of her signing, Mike Sebastian says, “Cassidy is truly a wonderful young writer with an old soul and her songs will touch many people. I’m very excited about working with her and helping her further her career.”
“My favorite part of all this is getting to connect with the listeners; I live for the moments when I’m getting to sing my own songs to people. Though I have to say, I love getting to hear other artists sing them too!” she says laughingly, giving nod to her songs, “Light of the Moon,” recorded by country duo Two Story Road and produced by Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), “Saturday Night” which is the leading single for Johnny Bulford’s (Chris Young’s “Lonely Eyes”/ Lee Brice’s “Woman Like You”) and Janell Wheeler’s new musical project, Lockhart, and “Comeback Train,” which was co-penned with Jerry Salley and became bluegrass group Trinity River Band’s first #1 song. Most recently, “Ball Cap” was re-released on Curb Recording Artist Dylan Scott’s self-titled debut album.
Taking everything in stride, and with grace, Cassidy Lynn never rests on her laurels. She’s grateful for her accomplishments but excited and fueled by her new undertakings. “There’s no rest for the weary,” she said, when asked about her upcoming plans. On July 1st, she released a multi-layered, interactive and innovative, yet devotedly old school project, The Polaroid Project, which she will be following up with a house concert tour this fall.