You won't often find Lacy Green without a guitar in her hand and a song on her mind. The North Carolina-raised singer-songwriter jokes that she's even broken up with her guitar — and vice versa!

“I think my relationship with my guitar has evolved over time,” she says. “My guitar has broken up with me several times.”

Green's father built a guitar for her to take to college and then Nashville. It's an acoustic that keeps her rooted in her family's musical tradition. Pictures show that July's #LetTheGirlsPlay artist of the month grew up with bluegrass and country music all around her, and since moving to Nashville a few years ago, that's where she's found her most success.

Flip through photos to see Green's story, told in her own words. The auburn-haired Song Suffragettes singer is also signed to Dan Hodges Music — a well-known publisher in Nashville — and seems on the brink of her first big hit. She uses every songwriting appointment as a chance to create and learn from the veterans around her.

#LetTheGirlsPlay was created in response to the lack of females having success in country music. Female songwriters are also poorly represented, but last year saw some significant shifting after years of ignoring the problem. Taste of Country is proud to be part of the solution.

Watch Lacy Green Sing "Green"