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    Lauren Daigle to Perform With Reba McEntire at Academy of Country Music Awards
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    'The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture' Releases Today
    (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle Top Nominees for 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
    Christian and Gospel Artist Winners Announced In 59th GRAMMY Awards
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017)
    Atlantic Announces 'The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture'
    (Friday, January 27, 2017)
    Gabby Douglas Releases Christian Music Compilation Album
    (Friday, January 27, 2017)
    Lauren Daigle Receives Second Career GRAMMY Nomination For 'Trust In You'
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates Eight Nominations For The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016)
    For KING & COUNTRY Unveils New Christmas Song
    (Friday, November 18, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle's AMA Nominations, Dove Wins Make for a Big Week
    (Wednesday, October 12, 2016)
    GMA Announces More Talent And Special Awards Winners For 47th GMA Dove Awards
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle Achieves Her First Gold Record For 'How Can It Be'
    (Tuesday, August 30, 2016)
    New Trailer Premieres For "Vanished: Left Behind Next Generation"
    (Monday, August 29, 2016)
    Centricity Receives 15 Dove Nominations
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates 26 GMA Dove Award Nominations
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    47th Annual Dove Awards Nominees Announced
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle Announces Christmas Album
    (Tuesday, August 09, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle to Appear Live on NBC's "Today" Show on August 2
    (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle To Embark On Her First Headline Tour This Fall
    (Thursday, June 16, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle Named Artist Of The Year At 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards
    (Monday, June 06, 2016)
    K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees Announced
    (Tuesday, May 10, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle Honored With Three Nominations At 4th Annual K-Love Fan Awards
    (Tuesday, May 10, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle Among Artists Nominated For 2016 Billboard Music Awards
    (Thursday, April 21, 2016)
    Hillsong UNITED Honored With Four Billboard Music Award Nominations
    (Wednesday, April 13, 2016)
    Gospel Music Association's IMMERSE 2016 Confirms Lauren Daigle, Seth Mosley and Vashawn Mitchell
    (Wednesday, March 16, 2016)
    Lauren Daigle to Release Deluxe Edition of 'How Can It Be'
    (Tuesday, February 23, 2016)
    Essential Music Publishing's Paul Mabury Celebrates Two GRAMMY Nominations
    (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)
    TobyMac, Matt Maher, Israel Houghton Lead Grammy Nominations
    (Monday, December 07, 2015)
    Year 4 Of the We Love Christian Music Awards Is Most Diverse Yet
    (Friday, December 04, 2015)
    Lauren Daigle, Lecrae and for KING & COUNTRY Among Top Honorees at 46th Annual Dove Awards
    (Wednesday, October 14, 2015)
    Plumb Song Featured In Upcoming Movie Trailer
    (Wednesday, September 23, 2015)
    Natalie Grant Features Special Guest Vocals On New Album
    (Thursday, September 10, 2015)
    Everfound Song Featured In New Pureflix Movie Trailer
    (Saturday, September 05, 2015)
    GMA Announces Performers and Presenters for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards
    (Tuesday, September 01, 2015)
    NBA MVP Stephen Curry Joins Lecrae On Stage
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    Chris Tomlin Reveals Details Of New Live Christmas Record
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    (Friday, April 24, 2015)
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    (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    Hillsong, Passion, Bethel and More Join Forces for The Outcry Tour
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    Lauren Daigle Performs in Hometown for the First Time
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    Jamie Grace Writes Open Letter to Taylor Swift
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    Lauren Daigle Set to Release First Full Album How Can It Be
    (Wednesday, March 11, 2015)
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    TobyMac Films Behind the Song Segment for "Beyond Me"
    (Monday, February 02, 2015)
    Lauren Daigle Wraps Recording Debut Full Length Album
    (Thursday, January 15, 2015)
    Hillsong Young & Free Starts New Year With New EP
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    Centricity Music Delivers a Record-Breaking Year
    (Thursday, December 11, 2014)
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    (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)
    Jason Gray Launches Christmas Stories Tour
    (Tuesday, November 18, 2014)
    Centricity Music Expands Roster by Signing Lauren Daigle
    (Monday, November 04, 2013)
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    Growing up in Lafayette, La., singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle had the opportunity to immerse herself in the soulful surroundings brimming with an eclectic mix of zydeco, blues and Cajun music. These diverse sounds inform Daigle's colorful, distinct brand of worship music.

    From a young age, Daigle always had a penchant for singing, but it took a long time for the dream of pursuing music full-time to cultivate in her heart, a maturation process the young 22-year-old doesn't take for granted. "The Lord started growing that passion in [me] and showing me it was possible, because in Louisiana a career in music is not the most logical choice," she says matter-of-factly, maintaining that a career in music didn't always seem like a practical choice.

    It actually took a setback for Daigle to realize her ultimate calling. She contracted a serious, contagious virus when she was in high school that caused her to be out of school for nearly two years. Although Daigle was able to keep up with her studies through correspondence courses, homeschooling and eventually attending a charter school, the last two years of high school were an unusually isolated season for Daigle who was just coming into her own as a teen. However, it was this exaggerated period of loneliness that allowed the budding singer to become fully aware of her true desire to whole-heartedly pursue her musical aspirations. "Singing was becoming more than just a dream," she says. "It was becoming, 'How am I going to survive if I don't do this?'"

    Daigle was constantly singing, but she had no idea if she was any good. "My mom called our house 'The Music Box,' because any time I was awake I would be singing," she shares. "I never noticed it. I literally sang all the time. My brother used to cry to my mom, 'Please make her stop. I can't hear Celine Dion any more, Mom!'"

    With influences ranging from Adele, Amy Winehouse and Billy Joel, Daigle began leading worship at a small church. At the encouragement of her dad, she tried out for "American Idol" and ended up being a contender in 2010 and 2012. The rigorous audition process proved to be a path of personal growth.

    Amidst the beckoning glow of Hollywood's enticing lights, Daigle says she began questioning the significance of it all, asking God, "'Why is this not mattering, honestly?' And He said, 'Because it's not worship.'" That was a turning point, a milestone where Daigle surrendered her vision of what her musical career was going to look like. "I was like, 'OK God, how about this? How about You just take my heart and just change it to whatever you want?'" Daigle admits.

    Deciding to pursue a degree at LSU in Child and Family Studies, Daigle headed back home from "Idol" tryouts, all the while continuing to hone her craft and lead worship at church. While at LSU, she was asked to sing vocals on an EP a local band was recording. Centricity Music heard the demo and contacted Daigle, inviting her to attend an artist retreat in Winthrop, Wash., as a solo artist. 

    When the frontman of another band had to have an emergency appendectomy, Daigle was asked to fill in during a showcase at the retreat, allowing her smoky vocals to take center stage. Peaking the interest of Centricity's staff with her unique voice and magnetic personality, she began to forge a relationship with the label and was asked to sing background vocals on Jason Gray's hit single "Nothing Is Wasted." Centricity officially added her to their roster in 2013.

    Daigle is currently working on her first EP with producer Paul Mabury (Hillsong, Brooke Fraser), slated to release in early 2014.
    "I've learned so much about myself," she says of the creative process. Daigle, who had never co-written with anyone until that retreat, has since co-written with some of the best and brightest writers in the industry today, including Michael Farren, Mia Fieldes, Seth Mosley, Jennie Lee Riddle, Lindsay McCaul, Leslie Jordan, Chuck Butler and Tony Wood, among others.

    "The writing process is awesome because you go in and you meet complete strangers, and then you have this huge bond with them [after you write a song]," Daigle says. "The Lord has shown me what it is to have a craft and to serve and honor Him with it. That's been what I've learned through this whole season."

    Her deepest desire is to write music that opens doors for people to encounter her Savior. "If I can help people, even if it's with a three- minute song, just experience God, you never know how that will change the rest of their day or the rest of their life," she offers. "I just want people to be able to experience Him."

    She recounts a recent event she was a part of where she led worship and was able to step back and soak in the voices singing in unison. She maintains that this gathering was a picture of what she wants her ministry to mirror. "God just allowed me to have a little piece of His throne room. He was like, 'If you can hear this one room, imagine what the whole earth sounds like to Me on a daily basis.' That just changed my life," she reveals. "I want to see that encounter everywhere."

    Passionate about the plight of human trafficking, Daigle also hopes to use her platform to be a mouthpiece for those without a voice. It's an issue she's been fervent about since high school when one of her peers presented the then relatively taboo topic to her class. She's especially attentive to the teens in her audience, realizing what a crucial season of life they are walking through and wanting her music to be a compass for those in search of the dreams God is sewing in their hearts. "That's when He started crafting and cultivating what I'd be doing. That's such an important age, such an important time," she reflects. "So whether you're that age or 30 or 50 or 70, I just want people to be able to get a glimpse of God."


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