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STOP trying, start flying

Start Flying is Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist Lisa Gentile's fourth studio album and debut digital release that transcends music genres while celebrating life’s ups, downs, and triumphs along the way. Available now on all streaming platforms





Music is in Lisa’s DNA. Her father was the producer of legendary Motown artists such as Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, and others. She now proudly carries the torch as the producer on her new album Start Flying along with Adam Box as producer, acclaimed drummer for GRAMMY-nominated, CMA Award winning duo the Brothers Osborne. Start Flying was recorded at the Gilded Palace in Nashville, TN and Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY; mixed by Ken Helmlinger and mastered by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Joe Lambert. It is self-released on Gentileland Records.


Start Flying is comprised of 12 self-written mini anthems that take us on a journey of life. Masterfully produced, Lisa demonstrates her unique ability to fuse pop, country, rock and soul, creating her own signature sound. Up-tempo songs Sweet on YouDrive and On the Water celebrate the simple things in life while her vulnerable side comes out in Lifeline, a haunting song about loss and Piece of Me, a moving piano, vocal ballad and Stuck with Me, a poignant duet featuring artist Rick Huckaby about a passionate love that drives you mad. Guys Like You is a rock, soul power anthem with a strong message as a female artist trying to succeed in a male-dominated industry. I Drank the Cooking Wine a mid-tempo classic country drinking song with a twist of insane and in songs RiseShineand the title track Start Flying you will find hope, encouragement and inspiration. Closing out the album, Just When I Thought the Rain Would End, a truly authentic 80’s power ballad written and recorded by Lisa at just 16 years old sung with a writing vocal maturity well beyond her years. 


On the album, Lisa shares, “This record is more than just my songs and stories. It’s a representation of my growth as an artist and producer. It’s me turning each no into a yes; proving to myself and the world that I can fly in the face of adversity. When someone truly believes in you, it should never be based on age, appearance, sexuality, gender, race, relationship status or how long you’ve paid your dues in a town. But instead on the quality of your art and work ethic. Do not tell me what I cannot do. Timing is everything and this is my time to fly… my way.”

Adam Box, Bass, Drums, Guitars, Percussion (Brothers Osborne); Nelson Bragg, Vocals (Brian Wilson Band); Matt Chiaravalle, Guitars, (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa, Josh Joplin); Rob Clores, Piano (Black Crowes, Tom Jones); Smith Curry, Pedal Steel (Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Kelsie Ballerini); Dave Eggar, Cello (Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Tony Bennett, Beyoncé); Jason Graumlich, Guitars (Brothers Osborne); Rick Huckaby, Guitars and Featured Vocal Guest Artist (Tracy Lawrence, Trace Atkins, Thomas Rhett); Billy Justineau, Piano and Organ (Brothers Orsborne, Eric Church, Tenille Townes); Rich Mercurio, Drums (Sara Bareilles, Indina Menzel, Little Steven); Jerry Marotta, Bass and Drums (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oats, Indigo Girls, Orleans); Peter Sternberg, Bass (Brothers Osborne, Phil Vassar) and Ford Thurston, Guitars (Randy Houser, Paul Tabachneck).


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