Noyes, a 16-year old Corinth High School student, is excited about performing with The Charlie Daniels band on Saturday at the Crossroads Arena.
“I never thought that this thing would get this big when I was younger,” Noyes said. “I am so excited to be performing with The Charlie Daniels Band and I want everyone to come out and enjoy the show.”
Noyes has come a long way since her opening debut at KC’s Expresso, in downtown Corinth, where she got her first start in front of a small crowd at open microphone night.
“That was my first time to perform in front of more than just a few people and it was a fun time and a great experience,” said Noyes. “My mother talked me into the thing at KC’s Expresso and I am glad she did.”
Maty’s mother, Dr. Erica Noyes of Corinth, has been a positive influence in her life and has supported Maty’s quest to be successful in the music industry since she was 11 years old.
“When she (Maty) was around 11 years old, she came to me and said she wanted to start playing the guitar and at that age I thought it was kind of … cute so I decided to buy her this inexpensive guitar for Christmas and then all the sudden she wanted to start taking lessons,” explained Dr. Noyes. "So, I paid for a few high school boys to start teaching her how to play and then one day shortly after that she came up to me and said she had wrote a song. I was like, OK … I didn’t even know she sang but when she did it just blew my mind.”
After blowing her mother’s mind with her musical talent, Noyes would continue to write and sing songs and her hard work paid off when her first song, “Living For,” won a contest in Nashville where 12 women were picked out of thousands of entries across the nation and Maty was one of those selected.
“Maty was the youngest girl there at the age of 14 and was going up against older women that were in their forties and she just blew it out of the water and won the contest and from there she just keep moving forward,” Dr. Erica said.
Maty moved on from that experience and took advantage of several other opportunities that were offered to here out of Nashville and now she is about to open up for one of the biggest country artists, The Charlie Daniels Band.
“Of course, I know Charlie Daniels music and my favorite song they do is ‘The Devil went Down to Georgia.’” Maty also understands how awesome it is that she gets to perform in front of her family and friends here in Corinth where she first got started.
The Director of the Crossroads Arena, Tammy Genovese, helped set this event up for Maty, who had been to several of Maty’s shows back in Nashville, and is a big fan of Maty’s music.
“Tammy started following Maty back in Nashville and after she did the show with Nicole C. Mullins, a Christian music singer, Tammy was determined to get her a gig back here in her hometown,” said Dr. Erica. “And now she has helped make that possible and we are so excited about it and can’t wait for Saturday night to get here!”
“I planned on moving to Nashville and doing stuff up there and still do at some point, but, since I was able to get a band together here real quickly, that allowed Tammy to submit us to The Charlie Daniels Band for their stop here in Corinth and they chose us to open for them and I couldn’t believe it. This means a lot to me and I know this is a good step for my career,” said Noyes.
Seeing is believing and Noyes will have her time in the spotlight on Saturday night at the Crossroads Arena. She wwants everyone to come out and hear her new song she plans to sing as part of her opening act.
“I want to encourage everyone to come out and have a good time and listen to some good music and it will be a fun night,” added Noyes.
The event is set to start at 7 p.m. on Saturday.