Having been called a breath of fresh air to the country music industry, Lauren Elise embraces her audience with a sweet charm, natural beauty and soulful, country sound. She grabs their attention at the very first note. Most are taken by surprise because her voice commands attention with such power and warmth. She refers to the stage as “home.” There is nothing she would rather be doing than making people smile through her music. Lauren is quickly gaining attention and folks are taking note. She was featured recently on the front page of the Florida Times Union as well as The Clay Today. Tonyaa Weathersbee, of the Florida Times Union, states that “Lauren is a rising star in country music and making a name for herself in the country music industry.” Another columnist states that, “At just 14 years of age Lauren Elise has every thing going for her, including the potential to become a very bright star in country music. With a sound as sweet as Taylor Swift’s, she has been blessed with a soulful voice and an innocent nature. She will take the world by storm in the years to come…” CMB. Lauren has also been featured on local news stations, as well as entertainment news sites via the web.
Lauren Elise was honored to have won numerous National and State titles through her association with the North American Country Music Association, International, and Orange Blossom Country Music Association, Inc. Some of those titles include Vocalist & Entertainer of the Year in New Country and Traditional Country, as well as Traditional Gospel 2010 and 2011. Lauren also became a local finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown in April, 2011. Due to a change in schedule for the event, Lauren was already booked to perform in Nashville for the CMA Fest and was unable to compete in the final round of the competition. She looks forward to trying again next year, but was pleased to have placed among so many talented participants. Lauren also performed at the Suwanee River Music Jam 2011. It was a wonderful experience to play along with other great local artist, as well as nationally known artist such as Kellie Pickler, Phil Vassar, Luke Bryan and Ronnie Dunn.
Lauren maintains a busy schedule of performing weekly throughout North and Central Florida. She appears at fairs, conferences, expositions, festivals, benefits, and political events. She also makes frequent visits to Nashville, recording and performing. A highlight of her summer 2010 was to appear at CMA FEST, and she returned to perform for CMA Fest 2011 as well. She has also appeared at The Listening Room Nashville, the Historic Nashville Palace, Hard Rock Nashville, Tootsie’s Nashville, and John A’s Nashville. The prestigious Carnegie Hall, in New York, is also on her list of venues of having performed. She appears as a regular on the Nashville Spotlight TV show and showcases under the direction of Mike Jennings, award winning producer. She performs vocally, co-host’s and emcees, as well as shooting PSA’s and lending her technical skills in the sound booth.
Lauren Elise has become a multi-faceted artist, and has now added songwriting to her resume. She is currently working to complete her first all original CD which she finds to be such a rewarding experience. “Being a part of the creative process, brings you to a place that seals your relationship with music. It is a wonderful feeling to deliver a song vocally, but even more rewarding to to know that you were part of the creation of a song.” Lauren Elise
Gospel radio stations across the country are playing her single release of “Are You Washed/I’ll Fly Away Medley.” The upcoming release of her own originals leaves Lauren with hopes that the request levels will put her on the map of country stations as well someday. She recently collaborated with the band “Sunset Circus” on their original song titled “Wild Angel” by offering vocal harmony on the single. They are receiving great reviews, airplay and increased fan levels as a result of the EP release. She is thrilled for the group’s success, and to have been a part of the project with such talented artists whom she considers her “big brother’s” in country music.
Lauren Elise is a proud member of the Reunion of Professional Entertainers or R.O.P.E. She is also one of the charter members, as well as originators to the “E.A.R.S” program, special concentration on the “Resonate Purity” program. The E.A.R.S. program offers outlets and support for various issues that challenges today’s teens.
Lauren Elise Music is proud to be endorsed by Claude Nolan Cadillac – a long-standing business that has remained at the forefront of the automotive industry.
-Lauren will be traveling to Nashville in September to perform in Nashville!
-Check out this great article about Lauren in the Florida Times-Union!