- ACM nominated artist for Covergirl Cosmetics Fresh Face of Country Music Award (2005)
- Tony Award nominated as a composer for Urban Cowboy on Broadway(2003)
- Opened shows for Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bently, Marc Broussard, Michael Bolton, among others
Press and Accolades
"She's generating praise for a voice that's bright, expressive, and immediately recognizable, as well as a genuine earthiness that can't be manufactured or taught." NASHVILLE CITY PAPER
Featured in NASHVILLE SCENE'S list of "Five Women Threatening To Give Mainstream Music A Good Name," along with Lori McKenna, Sarah Buxton, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.
"Because of her poppy spunk and girl-you-know delivery, the Columbia native will remind you of Dolly Parton sipping tea with Wynonna in a blues joint." THE STATE
"Lauren Lucas's self-released debut EP is bursting with songs that could be hits with some marketing muscle, but "Riverstone" isn't one of them. That's because it's a worthy addition to the great country tradition of murder ballads, which the genre has rejected in favor of fetishizing blameless death (preferably that of a child, ideally from cancer). But the lyrical image of a naked woman with a Bible in one hand and a whiskey bottle in the other? As a wise man (well, David Allan Coe, anyway) once sang, 'If that ain't country, I'll kiss your ass.'" POP IDOLATOR
About Lauren & the New AlbumNashville 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. Finally free to release her music in her own way, Lauren partnered with Grammy-winning engineer, Chad Carlson, for her critically acclaimed 2007 EP, If I Was Your Girl. With Lucas’ engaging melodies and soulful voice, the project recently 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 a brand new record, On With the Show, Lucas is gaining momentum with fans and critics alike. She explores new points of view, both lyrically and musically, as she blends her rootsy-soul with more pop-tinged melodies, reminiscent of her influences, such as Jonatha Brooke, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, and Sara Bareilles.
The record is produced by renowned drummer, Nick Buda (Colbie Callait, Taylor Swift, Mindy Smith), and features Rob McNelley (Delbert McClinton, Lady Antebellum) on guitars, John Deaderick (Patty Griffin, Michael McDonald) on keys, and Tim Marks (Jewel, Taylor Swift) on bass. 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.
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. Lauren will be touring the US in support of her latest release, and recording new music in 2013.