Nashville singer/songwriter, Lauren Lucas, knows first-hand the familiar story of a small town girl moving to a music city, only to have her dream locked away in the vault of a major label. But, this South Carolina native isn't complaining. Her tenure at Warner Bros. Records allowed her to see nearly every corner of the country as she visited country radio, played stadiums opening for idols like, Blake Shelton and Rascal Flats, performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, collaborated with (and learned from) the best songwriters in the world, and was even nominated by the ACM.
Once she was free to release her music in her own way, Lauren partnered with Grammy-winning engineer, Chad Carlson, for her critically acclaimed EP, If I Was Your Girl. With Lucas’ engaging melodies and soulful voice, the project caught the attention of Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, who requested to hear the title track in an on-air radio interview with DJ Hall-Of-Famer, Gerry House.
Armed with her next project, On With the Show, Lucas gained momentum with fans and critics alike. She explored new points of view, both lyrically and musically, and blended her rootsy-soul with more pop-tinged melodies, reminiscent of her influences, Bonnie Raitt and John Mayer.
In keeping with the theme of moving onward in her own way, Lauren decided against the typical headshot album cover, and asked her friend Jim Starlin, known for drawing and creating the most iconic villains for Marvel and DC Comics, to illustrate her album cover instead.
Lauren's journey led her to join three long-time friends in their all-female harmony band called, Farewell Angelina. The band was fan-voted into Taste of Country Risers Program, where they were highlighted as one of the new country acts primed to rise to the top. The band's Eagles-esqu vocal harmonies also caught the attention of The Bacon Brothers and joined them on two summer tours. opening for hit country acts like, Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion and Billy Currington.
Thanks to a suggestion by Taste of Country, the band discovered an unlikely cover song that fit the bands Eagle-esque vocal harmonies, driving acoustic guitars and dramatic double fiddle: House of the Rising Sun.
Tony nominated as a composer at the age of nineteen, and nominated by the ACM just a few years later, Lauren's accolades are impressive, but she's most proud of her live show. Lauren captivates audiences and it's easy to see her genuine love for the stage, whether she’s with her band or just her guitar.