As we prepare to welcome thousands of fans to the Taste of Country Music Festival, we take a moment to showcase one of the rising stars on the show. 

Lisa Matassa has already enjoyed some success with her internet smash 'Somebody's Baby,' exposure on CMT and GAC, and some well-known venues across the United States. In our conversation with this new Nashville star we talk about her New York connection, Lake George, highlights of her career, a precious George Jones moment, and who's she's excited to work with at the Taste of Country Music Festival. Click the audio button to hear what she had to say.

The first ever Taste of Country Music Festival is coming to Hunter Mountain for three days of great country music starting on June 13th, 2013. The lineup features Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Billy Currington, Montgomery Gentry,Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, and many more. Tickets start at $120 and are on sale now.