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NASHVILLE, TN (February 7, 2019) – Singer/songwriter LAUREN JENKINS is a relative newcomer, but her candidly honest approach and smoky vocals are alluring. Her national television debut this morning on NBC’s TODAY brought that appeal into the spotlight as she performed the unwavering “Running Out Of Road.” Selected as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month, Elvis introduced her and talked to her about her drive and determination as well as her passion for storytelling. Watch Here: https://www.today.com/video/lauren-jenkins-sings-running-out-of-road-live-on-today-1438816835848.
The high-profile slot follows Jenkins’ screening last week during Sundance where she premiered her short film Running Out Of Road, while sitting in for a buzzed-about acoustic showcase at the Sundance Mountain Resort’s popular Owl Bar. Her blunt lyrics and intriguingly cool demeanor have earned praise from The New York Times, Billboard, Refinery29 and Rolling Stone, in addition to being named to Bobby Bones Class of 2019.
American Songwriter dubbed her forthcoming debut album No Saint (due March 15 via Big Machine Records) as “one of 2019’s more anticipated releases in the borderless world of country music.” Previewing the collection with first look videos – “Running Out Of Road,” “No Saint” and “Maker’s Mark and You” – Jenkins teases a full concept short film of the same name that sets her music and passion for storytelling against the backdrop of the American West. The first trailer premiered at Variety’s Music for Screens Summit and can be viewed here: https://LaurenJenkins.lnk.to/RoadTrailer. Jenkins conceptualized and stars in the cinematic scenes, which will be released March 15 in conjunction with No Saint.
Honing her craft since the age of 15, Jenkins has mesmerized crowds with her passion and authentic songwriting that blend traditional Country roots with Americana influences. The Texas-born, Carolina-raised musician has picked up a variety of inspirations throughout her travels from the Southern charm of Charleston and artistic vibe of New York City to the eclectic sounds of Music City that are reflected on her first EP, The Nashville Sessions. Outside of her headline ventures, Jenkins has toured with acts such as Lady Antebellum, Delta Rae and Martina McBride. For additional information visit LaurenJenkins.com.
Pictured (L-R): TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, Lauren Jenkins, TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford, Elivs Duran
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