Saturday, MAY 19, 11:05 Am – PAvilion Stage
Lauren Ashlaie is an 19 year-old aspiring singer and songwriter. She began her love of music when she was just a toddler. She was named as an Official Nominee for the 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Award as well as the WINNER for Best Independent Artist and FINALIST for Best Female Performer - American Tracks Music Award, Oct. 2017 and now recognized as a SEMI-FINALIST in the International Song Writing Contest out of over 16,000 entries..
Raised in Virginia, she began dance lessons and piano lessons when she was 3 years old. She used and continued to enhance all of this musical talent in her 12 years of competitive figure skating. At the age of 16, after becoming a Nationally ranked skater, Lauren Ashlaie discovered her real love and talent was in singing and songwriting.
In December, 2016, Lauren Ashlaie wrote her first official song. It was produced and recorded for distribution in May, 2017. "Who I Want To Be" is a very personal song and written straight from her heart. It is "Her Story" about surviving as a victim to bullying. It is her message to others that you are not alone (#YANA) and you CAN BE whoever you want to be.
Since that time, Lauren Ashlaie has grown stronger and more convinced that music is her calling. She is a freshman in the School of Music at George Mason University. She loves to perform and finds such happiness when people tell her how much she has touched their hearts with her music. Her second song, "Right With You" was released in August, 2017 and her next original song due out this summer. You can find her music on Spotify, Reverbnation, Poze Radio and Itunes. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @ Laurenashlaie.