The moment she picked up her first guitar at age 11, Ponderosa High School graduate Lexi Lyon knew she wanted to be a songwriter. She immediately …
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The moment she picked up her first guitar at age 11, Ponderosa
High School graduate Lexi Lyon knew she wanted to be a songwriter.
She immediately fell in love with the instrument, and by eighth
grade she had her first written song under her belt.
She has come a long way since, and now the college student has
released her first CD, “The Words I Finally Got Right,” 10 songs
“It’s so awesome to have a CD out because I have worked so hard
for so long,” she said. “I think it’s propelling me forward, and I
feel like I have more confidence because of it. I feel legit
Lyon is a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., and
this fall she will be entering her sophomore year. She chose the
musical path knowing it could be far-fetched, but wanted to follow
her dreams. She contemplated becoming a biologist, but something
about writing and performing her own songs was enough for her to
leave Colorado and head to one of the most musical cities in the
Lyon said her freshman year was awesome. She wrote songs, met
other aspiring musicians and has played at many coffee shops and
“Nashville is an awesome place,” Lyon said. “Almost everyone I
meet writes songs and plays music, so it’s cool to have other
influences and hear everyone’s style.”
Lyon describes her music as an indie-pop sound. Over the years
she’s listened to all types of music, from classical to classic
rock. She draws songwriting inspiration from everyday life, meeting
boys, friends and even zombie dreams.
“I think I sound kind of like Ingrid Michaelson or Lisa Anne
Loeb. It’s mellow acoustic stuff,” she said. “But I write about
everything, and I write as much as I can. Sometimes it’s just
random journal entrees, whatever I can do to keep writing.”
Lyon is focusing on getting her music out to as many people as
possible through her website, www.lexilyon.com, Facebook, Twitter
and live performances. She hopes to make a music video soon, and
once she’s back in Nashville, she’s on a quest to find a back-up
“I just try to get my music out there, and hope people take the
time to listen,” she said “And if I could reach my ultimate goal,
it would be doing what I love for forever.”
Catch Lyon live from 9-11 a.m. July 23 at Kunjani Coffea 10009
N. Jordan Road in Parker.
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