AN INTERVIEW WITH ALYSSA MARIE COON

 

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ARTIST’S HOUSE: Who is Alyssa Marie Coon?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: The “nice girl next door” who is also a confident entertainer, Alyssa Marie is a Florida based 14 year old Country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She captures the audience with her voice, stage presence, and audience participation songs. At 7, Alyssa began taking classical piano lessons. Watching Danielle Bradbery win season four of The Voice, Alyssa became inspired to sing. Her love of country music exploded as she started listening to and singing covers by Sarah Evans, Taylor Swift, and others. Because Alyssa plays piano and understands music theory, she quickly learned to play the guitar and ukulele. This helped her with songwriting, and Alyssa wrote her first song “You Saved Me” at the age of 12. She’s

written many songs since and her music is played all over the world. For the past 4 years, Alyssa has been one of the opening acts for Vanilla Ice’s Block Party in Florida performing for 10,000 people. In 2018, Alyssa had the honor to sing at Chicago Symphony Hall.  She performed at Coral Sky Amphitheater for the same venue as Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Russell Dickerson.

This year, Alyssa entertained at the Commodore and at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.  Alyssa opened for Tracy Lawrence along with Nashville Recording Artist, Walker Montgomery. She sang at Carnegie Hall in June, and performed at the same venue as Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes in July. Alyssa also enjoys photography, playing volleyball, watching YouTube and getting together with friends and family. A professional coach has described Alyssa as “every

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bit of a teenage girl trying to find her footing in life and relationships at home and an unassuming monster once she stomps on stage with a look of determination and excitement only she knows.” Come watch this rising star!

ARTIST’S HOUSE: How long have you been singing for? Why did you start?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: See above.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What are your favorite songs that you’ve covered?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: More Hearts Than Mine by Ingrid Andress, Dibs by Kelsea Ballerini.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Is your song You Can’t Do That inspired by a real-life situation?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: It was inspired by something I watched my friend go through.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What or who inspires you in general when singing and making music?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: My family, musical influences and friends inspire me when singing and making music. Watching Danielle Bradberry on the Voice also inspired me.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: How many songs have you written so far? Do you ever plan to produce them all?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: I've written over 30 songs. I don't plan to produce all of them.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Are there any things, symbols, colors, people, etc that you feel brings you good luck?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Having my cross necklace on makes me feel as though it brings me good luck.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Who is involved in your team currently?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: My parents, my vocal teachers (both classical and pop), my piano teacher, my co-writers, colleagues and friends.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What are some things you want to do in your life, whether it’s in your career or personal time?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: I want to be a famous singer-songwriter. I want to share my music with the world. I also want to learn the business of music.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What are some of your current favorite songs, albums, and/or artists?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Homecoming by Kelsea Ballerini and Take You Home by Cassadee Pope.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What’s the most recent thing that happened that made you happy?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Writing music with the most amazing people in Nashville.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What’s something you wish you could experience again?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Being on tour and opening for other famous country artists.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: How easy or hard is it to write/produce music? What is the process like for you? Do you do it by yourself or with other people?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: I don't find writing music neither hard nor easy. I write about what I am feeling at that time. I do this with others in a co-write and on my own.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What have been some of the best parts of your music journey/career so far?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Growing musically everyday and making connections with amazing people who have been there for me by helping me grow, teaching me and nurturing me.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: How would your younger-self react to where you are now?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: My younger self would be grateful and happy.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Do you have any other passions or interests besides music? What do you like about them?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: I like photography. I find it fun and relaxing.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Why did you choose to focus on music over everything else?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Music is my life. I enjoy it. I enjoy being able to express myself through writing, singing and playing music.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What’s a small goal you’re working on right now?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Working on developing myself as an artist

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What have you learned about music or the industry since starting?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: It's a long road and to enjoy the journey.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Who is your favorite music icon?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What helps lift you up in times when you’re feeling down?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Writing and playing music, even just listening to music as well.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: What’s your favorite food? Favorite snacks/treats?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Chicken wings and sour patch candy.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Do you have any places around the world you want to visit someday?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Paris, Rome, Italy, UK, Canada, California.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Do you have any pets?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: I have a Shetland sheepdog named Fin.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Do you prefer the day or night?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Either one is fine.

ARTIST’S HOUSE: Do you have anything else you’d like to say to yours fans? How can they contact you?

ALYSSA MARIE COON: Thank you for following me and my journey. Thank you for encouraging me and supporting me. Feel free to join my mailing list at: www.alyssamariecoon.com and also DM me on Facebook, IG or Twitter.


SEPTEMBER 2019

Check out more about Alyssa Marie Coon and her music at www.alyssamariecoon.com