American singer Elizabeth Corrin Maurus, known to the public under her pseudonym Lissie, was born on 21 November 1982. She grew up in Rock Island, Illinois. Elizabeth is the youngest of the four children in the family. Her father was a doctor while her mom worked as a designer.
Since childhood, Lissie loved music and singing. When she was nine, the artist landed the leading role in the school play Annie. When Elizabeth became famous, in one of her interviews, she commented that music helped her stay in the right mind when her peers were into social problems.
After graduation, she attended the University of Colorado for 2 years. During that period, she met many musicians, who came into the city. Eventually, DJ Harry from SCI Fidelity Records offered her a job. A while later, Lissie demonstrated her skills on such TV series as Veronica Mars, House, and Wildfire.
Maurus began her music career in 2007 with the release of an album, which contained four singles. They were played on the radio KCRW on the show Morning Becomes Eclectic. In 2008, Lissie caught the attention of a famous singer and producer Lenny Kravitz. He invited her to become the opening act for his Love Revolution Tour. Soon after the return, Lissie and DJ Morgan Page recorded a single “The Longest Road”, which reached the 4th spot on Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart. When Deadmau5 recorded a remix for this song, it was nominated for a Grammy as Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.