(Nashville, TN; July 29, 2020) - Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Liv Charette spent the first 14 years of her life as a figure skater. In the ice rinks is where Charette first learned the importance of competing and excelling under pressure. Although figure skating only lasted until the age of 14 for Liv, she took away many life lessons from that sport. And because she thrives in being busy, she quickly found a new passion soon after hanging up her skates.
Because of the music careers of her grandfather and uncle, and the love for country music that runs in the veins of her family, Charette grew up listening to the great singers in country music. She quickly fell in love with the diverse sound of this genre. At the age of 16, Charette learned to play the guitar and by 18, she started her career in the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee. Because of her family’s love for it, Charette was very familiar with many country artists. She gets much of her musical influence from extraordinary women such as Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton. From the stories of her grandfather, to the music careers of her uncle, to her parents who support her in whatever she does, Charette had constant love and support from her family members. They made music fun for her. To Liv Charette, “music was not a job, but a passion.”
Charette continues her love for singing and songwriting as she just released her debut single, “That Kind of Song” on July 17th of this year. Liv fell in love with this song that was written by the iconic late Andrew Dorff and Barry Dean. It is a challenging song to sing with its wide range and sweeping vocals, but as stated by Dorff, a successful songwriter and producer, “With her multi-octave range, Liv completely crushes it.” From the instrumentals and vocals to the message it tells, this song is strong and powerful, just like Charette. Women musicians in country music have had such a strong impact on her own music career. Liv says that “it’s important to stand strong as a female. In any scenario, [she] wants songs that empower people.” And with “That Kind of Song,” she does just that!
Listen to Liv Charette’s “That Kind of Song” here.
Author: Sophie Grube