is from Illinois and, as she's quick to point out, that Midwestern, Heartland-y directness is her thing. You can hear it in the music (also, at our Guest Apartment
) and, if you're into primetime dramas, you probably have -- Lissie's music has shown up on The OC
(oldie but goodie) and, more notably, Grey's Anatomy
. Her sound is straightforward and melodic so it's suited for the punchy emotional moments that those shows call for, but her gorgeous, gravelly-around-the-edges voice and soul-searching lyricism have endeared many to her music.