DeMetri Moon was born in Nashville, Tennessee, after her mother’s first labor pain occurred backstage at the Grand Ole Opry while visiting with Lorrie Morgan, Keith Whitley, and Riders in the Sky. One of DeMetri’s goals is to return to the Opry stage as a country music entertainer.
Music and performance bring great joy to DeMetri’s life, whether listening to, playing or writing it, or even figure skating or choreographing a routine for her figure skating students.
As a figure skater, DeMetri completed her tests for USFSA, is a member of the PSA and coached skating through her High School years. Today she skates on the Energy Team for the Nashville Predators.
DeMetri began playing music at the age of three. Violin lessons with Becky Mothersbaugh, Concert Master for the Wyoming Symphony, fiddle lessons at the age of seven with Cody Robinson, drum lessons at school and with instructor, Ryan Collins and her vocal teacher, Marcia Patton at Kelly Walsh High School. She continued her love for singing with vocal lessons from Ron Alexander. DeMetri graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Commercial Music in 2011. She had the awesome privilege of being taught fiddle by David Johnson, Randy Travis’s fiddler and a great musician.
Singing and playing fiddle is a huge part of DeMetri’s life. At each of her stops along the way to Nashville, she sang and played with bands. She’s played a number of Nashville venues including John A’s, Tootsies, The Stage (with Savannah Jack), The Legend, Night Life, and has been featured as the fiddle player in several music videos.
DeMetri has been blessed to meet and work with some very talented musicians: Point of Grace (Fiddle/Mandolin) for 2010 Christmas Tour, Charlie Louv’in, Ronnie McDowell, Savannah Jack, Thom Shepherd, Dana Cupp, Joe Spivey (a great fiddler that performs with Time Jumpers and others), Stephen Salyers, Josh London, Kent Blazy & the 4 Peace Band, Willie & The Lost Maples, Freddie Long Band, and others. And in addition to performing at most venues in Nashville, she writes with numerous songwriters, as well. Songwriting has become a huge part of her life
DeMetri would like you to know that she hasn’t traveled this road alone. She would like to give credit to the wonderful musicians in Wyoming who were with her when she started her adventure. A person never achieves their goal in life alone, and neither will DeMetri. Those people include Mike & Pam Martin, Al & Mary Kalbfleisch, Dick & Tyler Enders, Vern & Barb Billingsly, Warrie Means, San Seelye, Jim Trantham, Justin Hackett, Chad Lore & Free Brier as well as all of her music instructors through the years.
Currently, DeMetri is playing fiddle and singing background vocals for various bands, doing vocal and fiddle studio work, songwriting, teaching violin/fiddle to a number of students – living her dream as a professional musician and entertainer in Nashville.