Torres gives some of the background on this recent accolade:
There are three people who placed in the country division and the winner will be chosen at the Merlefest Music Festival on April 30th. Can't wait to sing my song for them. I also need to give some credit to my cowriter on the song, "Alive," Arlis Albritton.On her web site, Torres says that she grew up in Castaic, California, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. Torres' dad grew up in California, as well, and his family is from New Mexico, with roots going back to Mexico.
Torres' music career started with her attraction to the music of Garth Brooks, Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood, according to her web site. After performing herself for a few years with a home base in her native California, Torres moved to Nashville in 2005.
Torres' web site is www.lisatorres.com and her MySpace page is www.myspace.com/lisatorres.
Listen to "Alive" on Lala.com here: