Olivia Lane, Big Spark Music Group’s flagship artist, recently announced via her social sites the release of her free acoustic mixtape, Heart Unlocked, October 9th. The first song in a series of free downloads culminating in the full album, “Lightning” is available now at EW.com.
In addition to the release of the lead track, Lane unveiled the accompanying music video, directed by the singer and Dusty Barker. Adding to the excitement Entertainment Weekly selected the sweet and sassy singer as one of only five “Breaking Big” Fall 2015 acts. The section highlights artists they are anticipating big things from this fall. Lane’s current single “You Part 2” was also featured in Billboard’s “Tomorrow’s Hits” last month for its swift flight up the country charts.
The 13-track acoustic LP, Heart Unlocked, is comprised of four fan favorites and nine previously unreleased songs, including “Lightning,” a sizzling track that “splits the difference between retro country and Top 40 pop” (Entertainment Weekly). Lane co-wrote the track with Toshinskiy, Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean “She’s Country”) and Leland Grant.
These last two years, I’ve been living and loving life in Nashville. These songs are the soundtrack to my experiences,” reflects Lane. “’Lightning’ is an empowering song about always believing in yourself no matter what hardships come your way. People or circumstances in your life might discourage you from being you and chasing your dreams. Lightning has no fear of electrifying and lighting up the world; why should you? Go For It!”
- Gimme The Beat
- Hard To Get
- Make My Own Sunshine
- Home In The Headlights
- Not How Love Goes
- Money Don’t Work
- Mama Raised Hell
- Who Says
- Steal Me Away
- You Part 2
Recently opening for Kip Moore and Easton Corbin, Lane will be touring this fall throughout the United States and will join Neal McCoy, Trace Adkins, Thompson Square and Charlie Worsham among others on the week-long Country Cruising voyage throughout the Caribbean which sets sail on October 23rd.
Lane has garnered national attention as an artist to watch in 2015 with CMT featuring her debut single, “Steal Me Away,” in their Listen Up Music Discovery Program on CMT Pure and Country Weekly recognizing her as one of 2015’s “Who’s New” artists.
The fresh-faced newcomer has been immersed in the craft and tradition of Country music since she was a little girl, eager to follow in the footsteps of her mother who was a Country singer. She studied music, songwriting and acting in college at USC and immediately upon graduation, moved to Nashville to pursue her lifelong dream of a career in country music.
For additional tour dates and information on Olivia Lane visit www.olivialane.com.