December 5, 2019

Rehoboth-native Nominated for New England “Songwriter of the Year”


Musician and singer-songwriter, Alissa Musto, has been nominated for “Songwriter of the Year” in the 2019 New England Music Awards. Alissa, the daughter of Billy and Janine Musto, grew up in Rehoboth and is a graduate of Providence Country Day School in East Providence.

In addition to her extensive performance résumé, Musto is best known for serving as Miss Massachusetts 2016 and representing Rehoboth, and the Commonwealth, in the nationally televised Miss America pageant, where she placed as a top 15 finalist. Her two original projects, “What We Saw From the Piano Bar” and “X Post Facto”, have been featured on radio stations, music blogs and publications nationally, and are available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon.

Currently, Musto is performing in Alaska with Billboard Onboard, the sing-along piano show aboard Holland America’s luxury cruise ships. This year, she has also traveled to Mexico, Hawaii, the French Polynesia and Canada with the show.

The New England Music Awards are presented every year to the musicians who call New England their home and whose dedication, spirit, and achievements over the last year have without a doubt established them as a contributing force to the most robust and diverse music scene in the country. The NEMA nominating committee consists of a variety of music industry experts including journalists from music publications, radio personalities, talent buyers, event planners, record label executives and more. This selection of professionals collectively represents all six New England states and every awards category. The goal of the new England Music Awards is to celebrate and recognize some of the area’s best musical achievements.

To vote for Alissa, visit Voting is open until August 15th.


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