Fifth generation Nashville Native, Betsy Lane is making a name for herself in country music. Picking up a guitar at fifteen, she found her niche in honest, real stories and chooses to showcase them through her love of songwriting.
In 2016, she graduated from Belmont University with a degree in songwriting, only after her parents encouragement that writing songs and crafting stories could be a real career. “I finally fit in,” Lane says about going to Belmont. “All through grade school and high school I hid anything that made me different, and I was lead to believe that being creative and writing songs was a far cry from normal.”
Maintaining the integrity and dignity of what country music was founded on, her new self titled EP “Betsy Lane”, released in May 2018, pulls inspiration from old school country acts like Shania Twain and Alison Krauss, while modernizing the sound with current soft-pop inspirations such as Ben Rector, Sara Bareilles, and Colbie Caillat. In the meeting of these two sounds, Lane brings a fresh take to what we call country music today.
Playing venues like the world famous Bluebird Cafe and The Ryman Auditorium, Lane is finding success in Nashville sharing her truth with a guitar & one of a kind melodies. “Having so much of my family grow up here, there aren’t a lot “firsts” left in this town.” Lane says. “Everything seems like it’s been done by someone in my family before, but getting to play the Ryman and the Bluebird were firsts, and I am proud that I get to leave that legacy behind for the future generations of my family in Nashville.”
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