Artist of the Month

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>Lauren Daigle, singer/songwriter

Born: September 9, 1991– Lauren Daigle is a skyrocketing star and popular contemporary Christian singer/songwriter who has gained popularity as a cross-over artist. Early Life Daigle was born in Lafayette, Lousiana. She was influenced by zydeco, blues and Cajun music in her environment. Her mother called her house “the music box” because she was always singing. Daigle did not consider music seriously until contracting a debilitating illness. She claims that it was one of the best things that had happened to her. Daigle started singing in her choir and continued to lead the choir at LSU. She tried out for American Idol in 2010 and 2012 after she was encouraged by her family to compete in the singing competition. She was cut just before the final 24 contestants in 2010 and did not make it to Hollywood in 2011. In 2012, she made it to the Hollywood round but was cut in the first Las Vegas round. Daigle was asked to sing background vocals for an album by a local band, The Assemblie. After the the release of their album, Centricity Music invited her to attend a workshop. When the singer for the main event at the workshop became ill, she was asked to fill in. This led to her singing on the Jason Gray single “Nothing is Wasted” and Centricity Music signed her to the label in 2013. Her first single, “Light of the World” came from the 2013 album Christmas: Joy To The World, a collection of holiday songs from various Centricity artists. Serving as Daigle’ s solo introduction to the Christian music scene, the single garnered an initial fan- base and much attention for Daigle. Musical Talent and Career Daigle’s debut full-length album, How Can It Be, was released April 14, 2015, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The album also broke Top 20 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart for all genres (No. 16) and went platinum. Daigle was named one of Christian music’s break-out artists. It earned her a Grammy nomination and also being named Best New Artist at the 2015 Dove Awards. At those same awards, Daigle earned awards for Song of the Year and Contemporary Song of the Year. At the next year’s ceremony, she took home the top honor of Artist of the Year, plus Songwriter of the Year, and Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (for “Trust in You”). Having gained notoriety for her craft, she collaborated with many other musicians, including Switchfoot for a special duet version of their song, “I Won’t Let You Go and also with NEEDTOBREATHE for “Hard Love” in 2017 for the movie The Shack. She also worked with Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch who scored the music for the motion picture, Blade Runner 2049, released in 2017. Lauren has writing and performance credits for the movie’s feature song titled, “Almost Human.” Merging their powerhouse vocals, Country icon Reba McEntire and Daigle released a new version of “Back To God” in 2017. “I’m thrilled to have Lauren’s incredible voice add another layer to this song,” shares Reba. Awards and Accolades In addition to two Grammy Awards, Daigle has won seven GMA Dove Awards, five Bilboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and has had four No. 1 singles on both the Billboard Christian Airplay and Hot Christian Songs chart. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Daigle https://themusicuniverse.com/reba-lauren-daigle-back-god-collaboration-available-april-2nd/

Artist of the Month

>Lauren Daigle, singer/songwriter

 Time to Shine! The Center for Performing Arts  4375 Woodbine Road, Pace, Florida 32571  850.994.5678  info@timetoshineflorida.com
Born: September 9, 1991– Lauren Daigle is a skyrocketing star and popular contemporary Christian singer/songwriter who has gained popularity as a cross-over artist. Early Life Daigle was born in Lafayette, Lousiana. She was influenced by zydeco, blues and Cajun music in her environment. Her mother called her house “the music box” because she was always singing. Daigle did not consider music seriously until contracting a debilitating illness. She claims that it was one of the best things that had happened to her. Daigle started singing in her choir and continued to lead the choir at LSU. She tried out for American Idol in 2010 and 2012 after she was encouraged by her family to compete in the singing competition. She was cut just before the final 24 contestants in 2010 and did not make it to Hollywood in 2011. In 2012, she made it to the Hollywood round but was cut in the first Las Vegas round. Daigle was asked to sing background vocals for an album by a local band, The Assemblie. After the the release of their album, Centricity Music invited her to attend a workshop. When the singer for the main event at the workshop became ill, she was asked to fill in. This led to her singing on the Jason Gray single “Nothing is Wasted” and Centricity Music signed her to the label in 2013. Her first single, “Light of the World” came from the 2013 album Christmas: Joy To The World, a collection of holiday songs from various Centricity artists. Serving as Daigle’ s solo introduction to the Christian music scene, the single garnered an initial fan-base and much attention for Daigle. Musical Talent and Career Daigle’s debut full-length album, How Can It Be, was released April 14, 2015, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The album also broke Top 20 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart for all genres (No. 16) and went platinum. Daigle was named one of Christian music’s break-out artists. It earned her a Grammy nomination and also being named Best New Artist at the 2015 Dove Awards. At those same awards, Daigle earned awards for Song of the Year and Contemporary Song of the Year. At the next year’s ceremony, she took home the top honor of Artist of the Year, plus Songwriter of the Year, and Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (for “Trust in You”). Having gained notoriety for her craft, she collaborated with many other musicians, including Switchfoot for a special duet version of their song, “I Won’t Let You Go and also with NEEDTOBREATHE for “Hard Love” in 2017 for the movie The Shack. She also worked with Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch who scored the music for the motion picture, Blade Runner 2049, released in 2017. Lauren has writing and performance credits for the movie’s feature song titled, “Almost Human.” Merging their powerhouse vocals, Country icon Reba McEntire and Daigle released a new version of “Back To God” in 2017. “I’m thrilled to have Lauren’s incredible voice add another layer to this song,” shares Reba. Awards and Accolades In addition to two Grammy Awards, Daigle has won seven GMA Dove Awards, five Bilboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and has had four No. 1 singles on both the Billboard Christian Airplay and Hot Christian Songs chart. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Daigle https://themusicuniverse.com/reba-lauren-daigle-back- god-collaboration-available-april-2nd/