TI Exclusive: Lauren Strange On Biggest Dreams And Her Music!

 

 

Meet Lauren Strange! On the outside, this Memphis, Tennessee native is just a normal girl.  But to those who know her or are beginning to to know her name, she is a talented songwriter and musician who has been an award winning songwriter since she was only 9 years old!

Lauren is backed by her band, The Pretty Killers, and has just released her first EP: Say Yes. 

Don’t think that this is all you are going to here from Lauren, however.  Plans for a full album are in development and we think this down to earth girl has the makings to fulfill her wildest dreams!

Read through the interview below and head over to Lauren’s YouTube channel to check out her AMAZING talents! You can also keep up with Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her personal website!

 

Who is your role model? 

I have lots of strong women in my life that I admire greatly, and I’ve always hoped to be as independent and driven as my own mother. Some people are scared to death of turning into their parents, but if I can become half the woman my mother is, I’ll be happy.

 

If you could pick one track from the EP, what is your favorite?

“Say Yes” is one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever written. I think it turned out really cool, with the doubled vocals we recorded and also the guitar parts that Rob laid down. I showed him “Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley and told him I wanted this song to take on that kind of energy. He nailed it in one take.

 

What was the first song you ever wrote about? 

The first song I remember writing was when I was about 9 years old, and it was about not giving away your heart. I wish I had listened to 9-year-old me!

 

What is your favorite thing about songwriting/making music?

I love the feeling when a song is complete. It’s almost like creating a journal entry and being able to let all of those feelings just run and take a life of their own.

 

What instruments can you play? Which instruments do you not play but would love to learn? 

I play guitar (electric and acoustic) and piano/keyboard. I don’t play drums but I would love to learn! I would also love to be able to play bass well.

 

If you could have lunch with anyone-past, present or future-who would it be? 

I would love to have lunch with Kathleen Hanna. She’s such an incredible inspiration to me and other girls everywhere, and I’d love to hear personally about her experiences as an artist and all around awesome human being.

 

What is your biggest dream?

My biggest dream is that I could be able to do this full-time. I would love to tour extensively with my band and be able to write and create all the time. That’s the goal.

 

R5 Shares Videos Of Their Life On Tour In North America – See Them Here!

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R5 – Ross, Rydel, Riker, Rocky and Ratliff – have begun their R5: Live On Tour this month and the band has already five shows! So far, the band has performed in the following cities:

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Althoug R5 has made 5 stops already, the band posted four videos from their already completed concerts in Orlando, Memphis, Atlanta and Charlotte. In the videos, we get to see some of the stuff R5 does on and off the stage.

Be sure to check out the videos from their four most recent visits from their tour by watching the videos below and let us know what you think by commenting!

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R5 Gets Wet And Wild In Memphis — See Them Having Fun!!

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R5 had a great time on stage yesterday, Sept 5th, as they played for their fans in Memphis, Tennessee  at the Delta Fair & Music Festival.

Even though they had a blast performing for the fans, they also had a little fun with each other on getting into what they called a water fight on stage.

Check out the pics that R5 tweeted having some wet fun in Memphis below.

AJR, Heffron Drive + More Performing At Q107.5’s Free Summer Bash!

73608782f50eb6af17bb69bdcd662692_LHey, Memphis! Make sure you plan your Sunday (June 29th) around some great music! Head down to Minglewood Hall for a free concert supported by Q107.5! You’ll get to hear some great up and coming artists like AJR, Heffron Drive, At Sunset and Cassio Monroe!

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 3 p.m.! All ages are welcome to enjoy! For more information, head to the event page or Q107.5’s website!

Reminder: Lucy Hale’s Partner In Hope Concert At Hard Rock Tonight!

lucy haleJust a reminder to all you Lucy Hale fans that the Partner in Hope concert, organized by Kix 106 and St. Jude, happens tonight! The doors open at 7 p.m., show beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Hard Rock Cafe in Memphis! Hear a great performance from Lucy with special guest Randy Lee!

If you’re not already a Partner in Hope, you can make a $10 donation at the door to get in! Catch the rest of the details here!

Become A Partner In Hope With Lucy Hale At Hard Rock Cafe Concert

lucy haleLucy Hale will be performing at the KIX 106 St. Jude Radiothon Partner in Hope Concert this week. Playing alongside Lucy will be special guest Randy Lee.

All of this takes place on April 19th, doors opening at 7 p.m., at the Hard Rock Cafe located on Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. If you want to come to the concert, just make a donation to become a Partner in Hope at the door and you’ll be able to join in!

To get more event details and ticket information, just click here. Will you become a Partner in Hope?

Justin Bieber’s Five New ‘Journals’ Songs Leak Prior To Midnight Release — Listen Now!

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Thought you’d have to wait until midnight to hear the five new tracks on Justin Bieber’s Journals album? Think again! The new songs — which will be featured on the full-length collection along with all his previous “Music Mondays” offerings — just leaked, and you’re going to want to stop what you’re doing and listen to them all right now!

Check out the Diplo-produced “Memphis” featuring Big Sean, “What’s Hatnin” featuring Future, “One Life,” “Backpack” featuring Lil Wayne, and “Swap It Out” below and be sure to buy or complete the album on iTunes upon its official release later tonight!

ETA: You can now purchase the album on iTunes here!

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