D’llisha Davis, born in Austin, Texas and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, is working to promote local artists and sell out hip hop and R&B shows in Music City.
She moved away from Nashville to study Elementary Education at Alabama A&M University. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Alabama A&M, she returned to Nashville and received a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at Lipscomb University. She then went on to pursue a career in the music industry. “Nashville is home,” D’llisha said. As a native she always saw music as an important element to the culture of the city.
Entering the business side of the music industry allowed D’llisha to help create opportunities and blaze a trail for her peers and artists that come after her. She believes there is “undeniable talent that floats throughout Nashville,” and she works to speak up for those artists.
Growing up, D’llisha was a multi-sport athlete, playing softball, basketball and cheerleading. She was particularly passionate about basketball. D’llisha became interested in soccer after Brandi Chastain celebrated her famous goal in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.
“Representation is important,” D’llisha said, and she believes soccer is a sport that represents diversity. D’llisha is excited to have an MLS team in Nashville. She became a Nashville SC fan about a year ago, “after seeing how dedicated the players, staff and owners were to the community.”
She views sports as an avenue to bring Nashville together and give its residents something to be proud of. She also believes Nashville SC games as an opportunity to introduce fans to new types of music. “Connecting fans to music at high-traffic sporting events can make or break the energy of a game,” she said.
Nashville may be known for its country music scene, but D’llisha believes there are many “hotspots'' throughout Nashville to discover new talent in other genres. She also said talent can be found wherever creative groups like 2Ls on a Cloud, Love Noise, Cleanboy Promotions, V$NR, What’s Sleep TV, Concrete Mag, and more are found.
If an artist wants to contact D’llisha, they can find her at @itstwoelles or @2lsonacloud on Instagram. They can also contact her via
D’llisha Davis in a Snapshot
What Nashville SC means: More opportunities to support a sport that represents diversity
Favorite all-time player(s): Mia Hamm, David Beckham
Favorite NSC player: Hany Mukhtar
Best sports memory: Scoring a career high in a championship playoff game and making the newspaper and the All-Tournament team that year
Favorite Nashville venues: Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom
Social handle: @itstwoelles, @2lsonacloud