Laura Lane Music at Bad Idea
Laura Lane grew up in a farming community on the outskirts of Corinth, Mississippi. From an early age, she was surrounded by music, and discovered her love of singing through church and school. Early inspirations and influences included a diverse group of artists, including Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, and Tanya Tucker. At age 8, she started studying piano, which she continued to do through high school, where she also continued to study singing, started her first country band, and even played the cymbals in the marching band. Despite her passion for music, Laura gave it up when she went to college to concentrate on her studies, and as time went on, marriage, family, and other life responsibilities kept singing and performing as an occasional hobby. But, a tragic event in 2015 changed Laura’s life and re-ignited the fire in her heart and her devotion to music.
In January of 2015, Laura was involved in a devastating car accident, in which she sustained a traumatic brain injury. She spent months in physical therapy re-learning basic skills like walking and writing, and painfully waited for her nerves to slowly heal so she could regain her full vision, reading comprehension, and ability to speak and read coherently. But, through her own determination, and encouraged by the love and support of family and close friends, Laura overcame her injuries, stronger and with a new outlook on life. Through her healing process, music played a vital role in helping her through the difficult recovery, and having experienced first hand how fragile life is and how short life can be, Laura re-dedicated herself to pursuing her passion with a newfound fury and intensity.
Now, only 3 years after the accident, Laura is performing throughout her current hometown of Columbia, Tennessee and the surrounding region. Channeling such artists as Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks, Laura brings a unique blend of blues, country, soul, and rock to her live shows, with an emotional depth that can only be acquired from years of love, loss, joy, and heartbreak. She is also working with songwriters and co-writers in hopes of recording an original project sometime in the next year. After overcoming so much, and defeating so many odds, it’s clear that Laura Lane has great distances yet to travel, and her music is, without a doubt, the vehicle that will take her there.