Says Lawler of the new project, "It has been more fun than I can express working with Chris Roberts and Greg Bieck to produce this. And thanks to Mark Evitts, Kevin Post and Ashley Campbell for keeping it country a lot of fiddle, steel and banjo on this record."
While not (yet) a household name nationally, Lawler is well-known within Nashville circles. After cutting her musical teeth in Los Angeles, she moved to Nashville in 2007 and almost immediately got a sough-after regular gig at the famed Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. There, with the help of close friend and One Flew South alum Chris Roberts, she helped form the dynamic and energetic sound that would shape her first couple of indie projects. She would eventually catch the ear of Nashville's Renegade Radio and become a co-host of two different shows for the station. If that wasn't enough, she penned what would become the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree theme song, "Standing Tall," and continues to go to Washington D.C. to perform it for the tree-lighting ceremony each year. Lastly, she has become an official spokesperson for the Truckload Carriers Association and travels extensively raising funds and awareness for their Highway Angel program, of which she also penned their theme song. If musician and radio personality weren't enough, she also plays the role of writer on her blog, Long Hauler Lawler. (Her dedication to her grandmother who passed away earlier this year is a work of art.)
I have had the privilege of seeing Lawler perform and while tiny in stature, her stage presence and voice is anything but. She's got great vocal prowess, conveying an emotive sensitivity on the ballads and delivering sass and energy galore on the up-tempo ones.
Lawler has teased the new album on the video below, an emotional powerhouse of a duet with her friend/co-writer/producer Roberts.