Cassidy Lynn may soon reach a crossroads with her music.
Her new EP has caught the attention of folks in Nashville because of its big sound with a full band.
Other people in the music industry are telling her that it might not be long before a high profile artist records one of the songs she’s been writing.
Both accomplishments would make her happy.
It’s an exciting time for the woman from Chenango County who now calls Nashville home.
“Since the EP, a few people have jumped aboard the Cassidy wagon,” she says in a phone interview from Music City.
“I am really excited. I have been writing songs for awhile. I wanted to wait to release the EP until I had a cohesive brand, not just random songs,” she says.
She calls the style that’s emerged from her mind, voice and guitar work “a little sloppy-country, with depth.” Call it a Dixie Chicks with a twist of Alison Krauss, Cassidy Lynn declares.
Yes, the move to Nashville has forever changed her life.
It’s been a long, steady climb from the days she sang at Country Music Park in Cortland as a teen known as Cassidy Lynn Alexander.
In 2010, she graduated from Belmont University. Her music has taken her to stages as famous as the grand Ryman Auditorium and the intimate Bluebird Cafe. And last year she got married.
After graduating from the college famous for its music program, Cassidy Lynn took a job working at a publishing company.
“I was frustrated, sitting in my cubicle waiting for 5 p.m. for my real job to start,” she says.
“Writing. Recording demo songs. It’s not easy,” she says. She’s cut the publishing company work — talking to artists and working on their royalties, she describes — to two days a week.
Cassidy Lynn has kept her Central New York band, Skyline, together. She’s coming back home to play several shows, including Aug. 7 at the Chenango County Fair, Aug. 9 at Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, and Sept. 19 at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Destiny USA.
“Chris Taylor and I will be teaming up, too,” she says of the front man on Syracuse’s Custom Taylor Band. “I am keeping close to people who have been loyal.”