Lizzie Cates is originally from Reno, Nevada. After receiving an ISSA Award for her breakout song, “Strangers,” in 2017, she made the move to Nashville, TN. She began writing with notable writers and playing iconic venues such as The Bluebird Cafe. Her voice is often compared to Taylor Swift, with hints of Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines and Kelsea Ballerini. Lizzie released her first EP titled “Such A Mess” in April of 2019, a record that explores her direction as an artist, and vulnerability in a new city.
Lizzie Cates is back with a new single, “I Like the Way.” This is a catchy country/pop love song. This single has a Taylor Swift vibe to it. You can tell that she is one of Lizzie’s musical inspirations. Her vocals are super strong in this new single. Her voice has a great tone to it. Tone is something that you can’t teach an artist. You either have it or you don’t, and Lizzie Cates has a great one. Once she gets into her higher notes, is when she really shines. Vocally this is a beautiful release. Lyrically, it is super fun and very intelligently written. A perfect blend of country and pop music.
All in all, this is a very strong release from an up and coming Country artist. Lizzie has a way of capturing the listener’s attention with her voice. The way she tells her story in this song is pretty captivating. If she keeps going like this, she will have a successful music career here in Nashville. “I Like the Way,” is available on all major streaming platforms, so go stream it today. Make sure to follow Lizzie Cates below as well!
Jerrett Franklin is a singer/songwriter from Loretto, TN. After growing up in a small town, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.