For some of the truly talented, music is a powerful magnet, an elemental force of nature that cannot be denied. Or as country singer-songwriter Jacob Lyda puts it, “Music chose me. I didn’t choose it.”
He has created an album of truth, poetry and drama. Jacob Lyda sings country music like a modern master of the genre, and his songs command your attention in the same way that country classics do.
These instant classics have two things in common. First, Jacob wrote all of them. Second, they are sung by his world-class voice. Jacob Lyda’s richly textured honky-tonk vocal style stems directly from his background. This is an artist who was born to sing country music.
“I was doing everything I could, but it still didn’t seem like I was getting anywhere. I felt like I was trapped. One thing that kept me going was being backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Whenever I was ready to pack it up and leave, I’d stand back there, and, man, that would charge my batteries up. It was like my healing. I’d think, ‘Man, I’m going to play on this stage one day.’ I still love the Opry. It means more to me than anything.”
Despite his bleak moments, Jacob had several strong supporters on Music Row. ASCAP’s Pat Rolfe was one. Songwriter David Chamberlain was another. Pat directed Jacob to Kim Jones, who signed him to his long desired song-publishing contract in 2008. David took the singer-songwriter to Texas, where Jacob was signed to Davis Music Group. Hit producer Brent Maher (The Judds, Shelby Lynne, Michael Johnson, Kathy Mattea, Kenny Rogers, etc.) heard Jacob’s extraordinary songs and voice and agreed to co-produce his album.
Jacob Lyda had to make this music. Because it is a force that’s bigger than anything else in his life. Listen and believe.
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