The song “Early Grave” by Mason Lively is the reason I became a fan of his style and music. It has a feel of something that could fit in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The song has this deep soul that grabs you and won’t let you stop listening. – AJ Redd
Twenty-One-year-old Texas singer/songwriter Mason Lively delivered his compelling debut album, “Stronger Ties” on April 6th, 2018. Blending a modern Red Dirt Country sound with traces of Americana and Roots Rock, the record is a well-rounded collection of songs that will resonate and grow with listeners, due to its diverse individuality as a record. With a sound that’s simple yet complex, easy-feeling but gritty and weathered, inspiring yet heartbreaking. It’s no stretch to say that there’s a song for every emotion on Lively’s “Stronger Ties”.
Born in Victoria, Texas, but raised just outside of town in the rural community of Inez, Mason Lively grew up in a country music atmosphere. His appreciation for the genre can be traced back to his childhood. Though he enjoyed and was exposed to many types of music, he would listen to artists like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price to name a few. Eventually, he started to take interest and study songwriting from artists in the Texas scene like Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Evan Felker, and many more. Mason started playing guitar at age 14 and claims that song-writing “sort of snuck up on him” not long after that.
It’s safe to say that Mason Lively is going places in Texas Music, and beyond.
-from MasonLively.com Bio page