lizzy mcavoy

 

Growing up among the cornfields and cow pastures of Central Ohio, Lizzy discovered music at an early age. She took the stage for the first time at age four, starring as Molly in the Summer Stock production of "Annie". Lizzy soon changed her childhood dreams of Broadway, softball and cooking school when she wrote her first song, Close Your Eyes, in remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy at age eleven. She soon realized the impact music could have on people. Lizzy’s parents realized this too and introduced her to her first true love, Marty (a sparkly new Martin DC-16).

Lizzy began writing and performing her songs back in her hometown of Newark, but always had the dream of coming to Nashville. Many road trips, songwriting workshops and lessons later, Lizzy and her family moved to Music City two weeks after Lizzy's sixteenth birthday. Soon after, she met her first publishing company, signing her first deal just two years later. Lizzy formed a band (which you can see her perform with to this day),began dabbling in Pro Tools and picked up a few extra instruments along the way (ten to be exact). She plays 5-String Banjo, Irish Bouzouki, Bass, Mandolin and most recently, the Dobro.


As a songwriter, the first song I remember hearing where I really thought about the lyrics was “Who I Am” Jessica Andrews! I was about twelve and remember hearing “I am Rosemary’s granddaughter, spitting image of my father, and when the day is done my Momma’s still my biggest fan”! At the time I was trying to decide who I wanted to be so it became my life song!

At twenty-one, Lizzy and her contractor family, built a fully equipped recording studio for her new love of recording and engineering. Many of the songs you hear, Lizzy has recorded and produced herself. She now resides at Universal Music Publishing, where she enjoys working with a talented roster of writers and pluggers. In twenty fourteen, Lizzy had the incredible pleasure of writing and working with legendary Country artist, Jo Dee Messina. Their song "Love On A Maybe” holds a place as track number three on Jo Dee’s latest record, ME. Finding it’s way from Lizzy’s Nashville studio to the silver screen," Borrowed Time”, a song Lizzy co-wrote, was heard worldwide in October in Nicholas Spark’s movie, The Best of Me. The song was cut by Country duo, Thompson Square and featured on The Best Of Me Soundtrack. Four years later, Lizzy became the proud new owner of a Audient 4816 recording console. She enjoys filming her Audient VLOG series that is posted monthly on Audient.com. 


The music business is a fun and crazy roller coaster ride! Stay true to your craft, stick to it and enjoy every single minute of the incredible ride!

Aside from music, Lizzy, loves animals (including her four kitties they rescued from an apple orchard, salt water aquarium and all it’s inhabitants), knitting, baking, home DIY projects, being outdoors and spending time with her family. Lizzy believes she is writing music for her listeners. She wants to be the bookmark in their lives, marking the moment when a song truly became part of their memories. Lizzy would love to meet you someday, so please venture out to a show or find her online.