Earlier this morning, country music newcomer and Big Machine Records recording artist, Lauren Jenkins, made her national television debut on NBC’s Today Show. She took the stage during the 10 AM hour with co-anchors, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, performing her new track, “Running Out Of Road,” off her upcoming debut album, No Saint, slated for release on March 15th.
Before performing her powerful track, Hoda, Kathie Lee, and Elvis Duran from Z100’s morning show came to the stage to introduce Jenkins as not only an artist to watch but this month, Elvis Duran’s Artist Of The Month. This time picking a country artist, Elvis had one question for the singer-songwriter saying, “So out of all the things you could have done with your life being an artist, it’s not an easy road to drive down as you know, why do you have to do this for a living?” Jenkins responding, “I really, honestly since I was young, ever since I could remember, being a storyteller is the only thing I’ve wanted to do and can do and yea it’s been really hard sometimes but then some days you get to play on the Today show!”
After the quick interview, Jenkins gave her all during her performance, showing everyone watching just how deserving she was of the title. The singer-songwriter mesmerized viewers at home with her passion-filled performance, making her presence known in the genre. The combination of her gritty vocals and her storytelling shows her pure talent and that this is exactly what she was born to do. At the end of the performance, the studio erupted in cheers as Hoda, Kathie Lee, and Elvis came back on stage clapping and screaming her name, making it a moment to never forget. For viewers who did not know who Lauren Jenkins was before, they sure do now.
Make sure to check out Lauren Jenkins debut studio album, No Saint, out on March 15th and follow her on Instagram for the most recent updates.
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