Having been called a breath of fresh air to the country music industry, Lauren Elise grabs the audience attention at the very first note. Most are taken by surprise because her voice resonates such beauty and is the very essence of country music. She refers to the stage as, home. There is nothing she would rather be doing than making people smile through her music. Lauren Elise has played a large number of venues from Jacksonville to Nashville, but there is not one venue where audience members haven't stated how she floors them with her command of the stage, amazing vocals and sweet charm. Having been compared to various country artist including Taylor Swift and Jennifer Nettles, is an honor to Lauren Elise and she is humbled by their comparison, but she states that she is still growing in her craft and does hope that one day she, too, will make her mark in the Country Music Industry as these great artist have also done. Tonyaa Weathersbee - The Florida Times Union states "Lauren Elise is making a name for herself in country music and a rising star ". CEO of Country Music Broadcasting wrote “Lauren Elise has everything going for her including the potential to become a very bright star in country music. With a sound as sweet as Taylor Swift, she is blessed with a soulful voice and innocent nature. She will take the world by storm”.
A multiple award winning artist, Lauren Elise has secured National and State titles including Vocalist & Entertainer of the Year in New Country, Traditional Country and Gospel through her association with the North American Country Music Association International. She also placed locally as a finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown. Lauren is also a proud CMA Member and also a member of the Reunion of Professional Entertainers or R.O.P.E in Nashville, TN.
Excited to now be songwriting, Lauren Elise has this to say - "It is such an amazing experience when you move from a cover artist to being able to create and express yourself through your own words." Her first single "Significance", written by Chad Roland and Daryn Crawford, is a moving song about touching lives around you through acts of kindness. She is currently working on a full length debut album with anticipated release fall 2012! Lauren Elise has a five piece band which are all very talented in their own right. Each member brings a distinct sound, a level of professionalism, and a history and love of performing that makes for an amazing group. Lauren performs acoustically, with her band, or with tracks according to the venue preference.
Thrilled to perform the past three years at CMA Fest, Lauren Elise returned once again for 2012! She played 9 shows total, including the Hard Rock Outdoor Stage! This was a proud moment for Lauren to finally see her name listed in the official CMA Fest Line Up! She has such gratitude to her agent, Raycon Entertainment, for assisting in providing this amazing opportunity. She has showcased at numerous venues throughout Nashville including The Listening Room, Historic Nashville Palace, and Hard Rock Nashville, Just Kickin, to name a few. Recently she added a seven state tour and taking the stage at the souths largest Country Music Festival, the Suwanee River Jam 2012. This was such an amazing experience for her to share a stage with such artists as Ronnie Dunn, Kelli Pickler, Luke Bryan and Phil Vassar to name a few. She also has opened for a number of national acts.
Lauren has recently been named the "Official Artist" of M.A.T.T.S , (M)usicians (A)gainst (T)roubled (T)eens & (S)uicide, by Raycon Entertainement, CEO and originator of M.A.T.T.S. This is a wonderful opportunity to share her passion to work with youth across America and share her desire to provide them with an outlet of hope. This coincides with Lauren's original teen awareness campaign - "BE SIGNIFICANT". This is a program that encourages and shares Lauren's love of music to children in schools and youth organizations, as a tool to be positive and make a difference. In a day where bullying and suicide are so rampant, Lauren's hope is that sharing her personal stories of how music helps her daily with when faced with tough situations, it will in turn encourage youth to find a positive outlet.
Lauren Elise has remained steady at #1 on the Reverbnation Country Charts for Jacksonville, Florida this past year. She is so grateful to all of her fans, family and friends for supporting her music and helping her continue to do what she loves.
Lauren Elise Music can be heard on gospel radio stations across the country with her highly requested "Are You Washed/I'll Fly Away Medley. With the upcoming release of her singles, her hopes are that the request levels will put her on the map of country stations as well.
She is very happy to announce that she has her first corporate sponsor, Claude Nolan Cadillac, a long-standing business that has remained at the forefront of the automotive industry.
Lauren Elise performs at charitable events, fairs, political and business functions both regionally and locally and is looking forward to many new opportunities for growth in the industry as well as growth as an artist/songwriter in this next year
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