Oklahoma has it’s secrets and emerging country artist Lauren Nichols is one of them. A drop-dead gorgeous country girl with a voice and personality so big it can stop trains, literally. Beautiful may be an understatement. Lauren has all the sass and sizzle one might expect of someone with her country superstar potential, but unlike many with big dreams, she has the diva’s voice to match. Move over Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson, step aside Taylor Swift, there’s a new girl in town who one day soon may just rock the Grand Ole Opry off it’s foundation. The same Oklahoma hills that have produced country superstars Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, and Toby Keith, may be in the process of blessing country music fans with yet another and her name is Lauren Nichols.
Born and raised in Chandler, just outside of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lauren has been singing and writing country songs ever since she could remember, building a rapidly growing and highly loyal fan-base, and blowing country audiences away with her powerful, silky and sexy voice. Lauren’s new EP “Lil’ Ole Me” features five beautifully produced and wonderfully arranged original songs written or co-written in Nashville by country star Jamie O’Neal. The impressive vocal runs and firepower of the title cut “Lil’ Ole Me,” contrasted with the sweet honesty and innocence Lauren brings to songs such as “Don’t Leave,” leave no doubt that this girl can bring it with the best that Nashville has to offer. Producer Rodney Good and an all-star cast of Nashville’s finest musicians have created a true work of art, an EP worthy of any country music lover’s collection. “John Deere Letter” is another standout track, which takes this common country theme and turns it into something extraordinary and highly memorable. There’s just not a bad song on this EP and that’s a remarkable achievement in today’s over- saturated music market.
At the age of 21, Lauren is a fan favorite at the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry and has already played some of Oklahoma’s biggest country music venues. Her songs have received radio airplay on major market country radio stations and have garnered national attention. With a voice that melts hearts, well-crafted songs, and the face of a goddess, this feisty red-head proves yet again the very best gifts often come in small packages.
“You may be strong, yeah you act real tough, but you ain’t nothing but a coward when it comes to love.” Lauren Nichols “Lil’ Ole Me” (now available on iTunes or in local record stores)