Olivia Lane has released her brand new single ‘Nothing Changes‘ with an exclusive first play from Baylen Leonard on Country Hits Radio. Sharing a sneak preview of the track on Wednesday (15/7) with Destination Country’s followers, she said “w s she told The Boot, who premiered the song’s official music video featuring clips submitted by fans, “through the ups and downs, you learn to love yourself, you learn to love others, and you keep continuously learning about the world.”
“I really, truly feel like I’m a totally different person,” says Olivia Lane — the vocalist known as much for her beaming smile and disarming charm as she is for her pristine, soulful performances that wow listeners to emotional extremes ranging from unapologetic joy to unrelenting heartbreak, and deep introspection to vulnerable resilience. Lane moved from Houston to Nashville in 2013 to find her voice; and for this hard-working, entrepreneurially spirited artist, it was both a metaphorical and literal journey.
After years of writing, recording and performing, Lane’s path took a dark turn in 2017 when the anxiety and stress she’d put herself through had taken its toll. “I literally lost my voice. I knew music was my calling, but somehow I’d lost myself. I had to remember who I was,” she says. “What I’ve learned is it takes some dark moments to find the light again. Now I feel centered in every way, and you know what? I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Lane was raised in a musical household. Her mother was a local Texas country singer and helped foster Lane’s passion for music. “I always had music pumping through my veins,” she recalls. The singer-songwriter’s love of music found her embracing musical theatre at a young age where she first starred in a production of Grease. Later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She graduated from the University of Southern California where she studied theatre and songwriting. “I loved being in front of people. I loved entertaining. I loved making people feel happy from a really young age,” she says cheerfully. “I remember taking songwriting at USC my sophomore year and it felt like I found where I fit. So, I decided I needed to go to Nashville because that’s where I felt called.” As she navigated the Nashville music industry as an independent artist through trial and error, Lane’s natural business savvy shined. She decided to take her career into her own hands and the young leader founded her own publishing company, Liv Write Play Music. She’d go on to release songs that channeled this newfound boss lady attitude like the ode to a strong relationship with “You Got Me” and rapid fire kiss-off to an ex with “You Part 2.”