by Dan Reifsnyder, GSC Reporter
Dan Reifsnyder: So tell me about your music!
Molly Lyon: So I kind of consider it singer/songwriter meets pop. I write more country because I have my guitar. But yeah, mostly that!
DR: So how’d you get started writing music?
ML: I started writing seriously in high school. But I had written my first song when I was 8 – it was about a star. But high school is when I started getting serious about it.
DR: So are you from Nashville?
ML: No, Delaware actually! The first time I came to Nashville was July to tour Belmont! When I got to Belmont nobody knew where Delaware was. They’re like “Oh, next to Maine?” No! Delaware!
DR: So obviously songwriting brought you to Belmont.
ML: Actually, I’m majoring in Music Business to get that business degree. I wanted to do that anyway to learn that side of things.
DR: Nice. So how did you get hooked up with Sheree?
ML: It’s a funny story. My grandfather knows Pat Kelley – he owns a car dealership in Vermont, and he’s also a songwriter. My grandfather showed him my YouTube channel and Pat knows Sheree and so I emailed her and found out about GSC.
DR: Are you working on any projects right now?
ML: I’ve mostly been songwriting – I have my own YouTube channel where I do some of my own originals. But right now I’m writing for other people until I figure out what I want to do as an artist!
DR: That’s smart! What are some songs you wish you’d written?
ML: I really like “The More Boys I Meet” – I think it’s really clever. And do you know the song “Here” by Alessia Cara – it’s so good.
DR: Who are your musical influences?
ML: Her, honestly – Alessia Cara. She’s amazing. That song came out when I first started writing seriously. So I’ve been following her vibe. And actually Taylor Swift, too – when she tells stories! I especially like “Mine” and “Speak Now.”
DR: How are you liking Nashville?
ML: I love it! It’s been amazing! I actually don’t want to leave for the summer – but I have to. I’ll be back!!
DR: So what else are you doing besides writing and going to class?
ML: The most recent thing I’ve been doing is singing on demos. I do a lot of work with Bob Kropp and Pam Lack – they’ve been great and taken me under their wing a little bit! They’re both great songwriters, too, and have really helped me develop my sound. They’ve given me the opportunity to work regularly in a studio and have introduced me to many fellow GSC members and artists! They’re honestly like my parental figures while I’m here in Nashville!
DR: Well, thanks for spending some time with us and answering our questions!