Misty Rae Carson is Making her CMA Fest Debut
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Jun 06, 2014 03:10 PM EDT
Misty Rae Carson grew up in the Texas music scene. Her musical family supported her talent from an early age, taking her to Music City, Tennessee as a teen to train with vocal coaches and collaborate with local songwriters. Her debut EP, "Mystery," home to hit single, "Woke Up One Day," which earned the #3 spot on Play MPE Chart's Top 5 most downloaded and streamed songs in its first week, will hit stores on June 17th. On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Misty will make her CMA Fest debut, wrapping up the entire 2014 CMA Music Festival with a live concert on The Buckle Stage in downtown Nashville.
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Misty Rae, a Belmont University 2013 grad, cut her chops in Nashville performing at writers' nights at iconic venues such as The Bluebird Café, The Commodore Lounge, Ford Theatre in the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Listening Room. From there, she started co-writing with top writers like Rick Giles, Georgia Middleman, Robert Ellis Orrall and Dean Sams. The former student from Renee Grant-Williams vocal school works hard to give back to the community that has given her so much. Carson teaches voice lessons at the vocal school and for the past five years, she has participated in Country Music Hall of Fame’s Words and Music Night, a philanthropic and educational endeavor to help grade school students learn how to write music.
While Carson writes most of her own material, where she truly shines is on the stage. She says, "I love writing, but I definitely have the most fun performing. At the end of the day, my favorite thing to do is sing. I love the opportunity to connect with an audience – to see their faces change with the emotions of a song or to see them let loose and dance all night. When I perform, I leave it all on the stage. I sing with everything I’ve got and it is when I feel the most alive."