Laine Lonero is just 15-years-old and got her start as a singer when she was only 6 at the local community music school in Hammond, Louisiana. At the age of 9, she decided to audition to sing the National Anthem for the New Orleans Zephyrs and she got it. Since then she continues to perform this for a variety of organizations, including Louisiana State University, New Orleans Pelicans, the Babycakes and numerous charities.
Laine enjoys and is active in community/musical theater. This past year, for her role as Rafiki in Lion King Jr. at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, she was honored with the Freddie G Award for Excellence in Individual Female Performance.
Laine started writing at 13 and it has become a creative outlet for her in dealing with all aspects of her life. This proved to be enormously useful when she found out that her Granny was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer, which metastasized to the bone. This experience inspired her song “The Little Girl in Me.” Since then, her Paw Paw was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as well, giving the song an even stronger meaning. Laine entered her song in the Nashville Dreamin contest and was one of the winners. The song was recorded and released on the Nashville Dreamin Country Volume 1 CD and can be purchased on www.Nashvilledreamin.com.
Laine has recorded in California on four KidzBop CDs, and she is working towards putting out an EP of her own music. She is the lead singer for Laine Lonero and Blue Crab Redemption Band. Laine travels and performs in Nashville and Louisiana singing anything from country to R&B.
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Credits: All photography by Julie Jacobson Ribando | Co-writers: Will Rambeaux and Sherrie Austin