Olivia Lane is a Nashville-based country singer and songwriter who mixes an energetic, pop-infused twang with optimistic, inspirational lyrics. Her bright, infectious blend of modern pop and country carries echoes of Taylor Swift, a comparison that also applies to how she simultaneously sounded young and mature on her series of singles in the second half of the 2010s. These songs, beginning with "Devil and You" in 2017 and running through "Hey 3AM" in 2019, helped earn her an online following. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she got a taste for performing from participating in community theater and choir as a child, and had early exposure to music as a profession from her singer mom, who took her to visit a recording studio in her youth and played music for her by the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Patsy Cline. A driven young Lane started guitar lessons in her early teens and relocated to Los Angeles at 16 to be near an entertainment hub. She began pursuing songwriting in earnest toward the end of high school and went on to study songwriting and theater at the University of Southern California. Her love of the craft and country music prompted a move to Nashville. After settling in the city and arranging collaborations with area songwriters, she prepared a debut EP, Love Thing, which was issued by Big Spark Music Group in 2014. It included the exuberant "Steal Me Away," which she co-wrote with Lee Thomas Miller (Randy Travis, Brad Paisley) and soon-to-be regular collaborator Ilya Toshinsky. She also began hosting an itinerant Music City live-music showcase for female musicians called Diva Jam, and hit the road in support of Wynonna, Randy Houser, the Marshall Tucker Band, Frankie Ballard, and more. She started recording her full-length debut at Dark Horse Recording Studios in 2015. The sessions produced an eponymous 2016 mini-album. Over the next few years, Lane released a single a year: "Devil and You" came in 2017, "You Got Me" in 2018, "Hey 3AM" in early 2019. A second EP called The One arrived halfway through 2019. ~ Marcy Donelson
5 albums sorted by Most acclaimed and filtered by Country
Narrow my search
News feed Prev. Next
Thu Qobuz | Highwomen: A Most Successful HeistTue Qobuz | Ashley Henry & The Night of The Vinyl HunterMon Qobuz | L'Epee: Live By The Sword, Jive By The Sword?
Sat Qobuz | Lower Dens' Fabulous RevoltWed Qobuz | Center Didn't Hold ...
Tue Qobuz | Sun Rings : The Overview Effect, In MusicMon Qobuz | Wallace Roney Celebrates The Jazz Youth
Fri Qobuz | Robert Randolph's Steely ResolveThu Qobuz | Taylor Swift Gets PoliticalWed Qobuz | Bombay Bicycle Club Is Open For Business