Biography

Lisa Silver is a multi-faceted talent who has been an in-demand Nashville studio musician/vocalist for more than 35 years. In fact, if you've listened to the radio or a recording in the last 35 years, you're sure to have heard Lisa! A native of Detroit, Michigan, Lisa combined her classical training as a violinist at the University of Michigan School of Music and her eclectic musical influences to become an award winning musician, playing violin and fiddle on television and recordings for Chet Atkins and Ray Stevens. As part of the well-respected studio vocal group, The Cherry Sisters, and in combination with other background singers, Lisa has earned over 20 gold and platinum albums for her contributions to thousands of recordings by hundreds of artists including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Randy Travis and Vince Gill. You may have also heard Lisa on many commercials for Nestle Crunch, McDonald's, United Airlines, and Kellogg's. Children will enjoy knowing that it is Lisa's voice featured on her original theme song for the cartoon Baby Looney Tunes.

Noted for her singing and fiddle playing, Lisa has also enjoyed a long career as a respected Music City songwriter. She has had over 50 of her original songs recorded, and her #1 song, "Forty Hour Week", recorded by the group Alabama, earned her a Grammy nomination. Lisa co-wrote and produced an album of children's music for Warner Brother Records called Big Country for One and All (now re-titled Celebration of Country) which featured Faith Hill, Randy Travis, and Brenda Lee.

Since 2002, Lisa has been the Music Director/Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Micah in Brentwood (Nashville), Tennessee. Inspired by the Jewish liturgy, she has written and produced her own album, MOSAIC, pieces of Jewish music in new, original settings. Several of Lisa's Jewish songs have been published in Transcontinental Music Publications' Complete Jewish Songbook for Children and Nigun Anthology.

Lisa's most recent production is the brand new Kabbalat K'tan Shabbat, welcoming Shabbat with music. Written in collaboration with Jewish educator Teri Simon, Kabbalat K'tan Shabbat is a dynamic and comprehensive project that includes a siddur for Friday evening, a CD of original musical settings of liturgy, and a Leader's Guide with sheet music and karaoke CD.


Lisa with Chet Atkins on The Jerry Reed Show 1976.