Lauren Jenkins Puts Her Own Spin on Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” & “Stolen Car”

Lauren Jenkins Bruce Springsteen Covers

Lauren Jenkins, the Texas native, Carolina raised country singer + songwriter, propelled her one-of-a-kind conventional take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” and “Stolen Car” off of The River album. Earlier this week, The Bobby Bones Class of 2019 member had her renditions in rotation on Sirius XM’s E Street Radio, Volume Channel’s Kick Out The Jams with Dave Marsh and E Street’s Radio Live From E Street Nation.

Billboard’s Artist to Watch shared on Instagram, “Covering @Springteen can be intimidating. No one can do Bruce like Bruce can. So instead of trying to copy Bruce, I brought my own truth to these two songs. I chose not to change any of the lyrics, but instead brought a woman’s voice to a man’s story. To me, that approach brings a different layer to the song and a different perspective. I think the stripped down recordings show just how powerful these two songs are… even when they’re bare-boned. Enjoy.”

“I’m a sucker for a storyteller,” Jenkins explains of her choice to do the covers in a press release. “Tell me a story about your joy, pain, love or loss, and I’m in. That’s part of the reason why I have such a deep appreciation for Bruce Springsteen. He has a way of telling a story that feels like it’s your story, too. Honesty and vulnerability seem to be at the core, and that’s something I try to mirror in my own music. I don’t do covers often, but when I do, it better be a damn good song. ‘Stolen Car’ and ‘Hungry Heart’ have been part of the soundtrack to my life, and I’m so excited to share my take on them. If you haven’t heard their creator singing these songs, do yourself a favor and go listen to Springsteen now.”

These covers are the first taste of new music since Jenkins released her debut full-length album, No Saint. Watch our Swag Session with the songstress below.

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“Hungry Heart” and “Stolen Car” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.



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6 Rising Female Artists Who Will Make Radio Pay Attention

One of the things we’re most excited about is the influx of ridiculously talented female singer-songwriters that are unapologetically bringing unique artistry to the country music world. In an era that’s dominated by male recording artists, these six female rising artists are breaking the mold and making a name for themselves in music.


1. Kassi Ashton
Kassi Ashton is one of NYCountry Swag 2019 Artists to Watch and is one of UMG Nashville’s most promising new artists. Armed with a soulful voice, unique vocals, and a fearless personality, Ashton is everything country music didn’t know they needed. She stays true to herself and doesn’t sugarcoat anything, which is why we love her! Listen to her songs “Field Party” and “Violins” to truly understand her talent. P.S most of the outfits you see her wearing, she designed and created her self, just another tidbit that makes her the coolest. Keep up with Ashton via her Instagram and Twitter.

2. Tenille Townes
Another artist we just can’t get enough of is Tenille Townes. Between her raw vocals and impressive songwriting, Townes is the full package. She shines on emotional songs like “Somebody’s Daughter” and “I Kept the Roses.” Check her out on tour this summer with Dierks Bentley! We are proud that she is not only one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, but also a Swag Spotlight alum. Read our Swag Spotlight with Townes and follow her on Instagram and Twitter to learn more.

3. Ingrid Andress
We can’t say enough good things about the next artist on our list, Ingrid Andress. After being introduced to her music at an exclusive Warner Music Nashville showcase, back in February, we haven’t stopped singing her praises. Andress is the definition of innovative, and truly embodies the new wave of female country artists that are emerging. Her vocal range and clever wordplay are evident in her songs “Lady Like,” “More Hearts Than Mine,” and “Both”. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

4. Abby Anderson
Singer-songwriter, Abby Anderson is one to look out for. She already played her first headlining show in New York City last year and is gearing up to take the stage again, opening up for Rob Thomas at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on July 29th & 30th. We love her sassy new song “GOOD LORD” and can’t wait for more new music. Not to mention, her debut EP I’m Good was a great introduction to her unique artistry. Read our Swag Spotlight with her here, and keep up with her via Instagram and Twitter.

5. Lauren Jenkins
Lauren Jenkins is equally as stunning, as she is talented, and we knew she had to make our list. Jenkins is an artist we are so excited about. She is full of authenticity, raw talent and emotion, and she can literally sing anything. After witnessing her skills live during our Swag Session, and again in her opening spot on tour with The Wild Feathers, we can confidently say she’s a must listen to! Check out her songs “Running Out of Road” and “No Saint” off her debut studio album No Saint. Make sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter too!

6. Caylee Hammack
Finally, Caylee Hammack rounds out our list of impressive female rising country artists. She’s another artist who embodies uniqueness. She doesn’t abide by the “rules” and gifts us all with music that is authentic to who she is as a person. We are loving her style, personality, and of course her vocals! The fiery redhead is killing it, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come for her in the future. Make sure to give her debut single, “Family Tree” a listen to. Keep up with Hammack on Instagram and Twitter.

That wraps up our list of six of the most fearless and talented female artists in the country music industry right now!


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Lauren Jenkins and The Wild Feathers Perform in NYC

Lauren Jenkins / The Wild Feathers

Texas-born, Carolina-raised singer-songwriter Lauren Jenkins transformed Gramercy Theatre into an intimate sharing experience with a lot of laughs for those in attendance. The Big Machine Records singer opened for The Wild Feathers and kept it real with the audience, removing all walls that could hide her vulnerability. Having been a touring artist since she was 15, she’s gone through so much, and that life experience is evident in her songs, without sparing any details.

Her ‘tell it like it is’ personality had her instantly admired, and the crowd, somewhat unfamiliar with Jenkins, immediately related to her. She lived in New York for a time, and was extremely glad to be back, saying it felt like home. She opened with her cover of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime”, followed by the popular “Give up the Ghost”. Her folk style with the acoustic guitar and memorable lyrics created instant new fans. She told the stories of bad habits which came to be “Maker’s Mark, Marlboros, and You”, and the story of looking at her bank account and sparking the idea for “Pay Day”. She got the crowd to sing the last verse, laughing, saying “I have not gotten paid from this song yet, but here’s to hoping.”

The next song she played, also the title of her debut record, “No Saint”, tells her personal story of not being able to forgive someone even though she knows she should.  She goes on to tell the story of a too-long relationship she had in Charleston with a guy who cheated on her and brought a girl to the bar she was bartending at. “My Bar” describes how she kicked him out of the bar, and then wrote a song about it. “Moral of the story is don’t be a jerk, especially to a bartender, or a songwriter, and tip your bartenders.” This story got some cheers from the crowd and everyone on her side.

She finished her set with the track with the same title as her short film, “Running Out of Road”. She said, “Sometimes the road is long and you have to go on the dirt and make your own path.” This speaks to her grit and commitment to her own path and following where the music leads her. Overall, Jenkins connected with the audience and had everyone singing along by the second chorus of every song, even if they didn’t originally know the lyrics. She has the openness as well as the vocals to make a huge contribution to the music scene, and we’re excited to see how she continues to leave her mark.

The Wild Feathers Lauren Jenkins

The Wild Feathers started their set off slowly with “Lonely is a Lifetime”. The harmonies of this song were so intriguing, creating a captivating experience. They followed with tons of energy during “American”. The fans were already ready, singing along and many isolated cheers of “You’re awesome!” accompanied by loud whistles. Their voices blended well together, with their eyes closing, lost in the feel of the music. The guitar solos brought a rock vibe to the group that everyone cheered for.

“Quittin’ Time” has a strong beat and a nice rock to it. These lyrics were easy to catch on for any new fans. “Wildfire” has more of a laid back vibe, talking about burning everywhere they pass like a wildfire. The band hadn’t performed their own show in a while and was excited to be back in New York. The crowd definitely consisted of some serious fans who knew every word, and the band definitely delivered.

Showcasing songs from their latest release, Greetings From the Neon Frontier, the band who has been together for almost a decade flawlessly performed their biggest hits for a room full of fans. Their ability and their catchy songs had the room captivated all night.

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NYCS First Impression: Lauren Jenkins ‘No Saint’

Lauren Jenkins

Almost 3 years after releasing her debut EP, Lauren Jenkins: The Nashville Sessions, Big Machine Records recording artist Lauren Jenkins released her debut studio album today entitled, No Saint. The Texas-born, Carolina raised singer-songwriter has been named an artist to watch by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and was also chosen as a member of the ‘Class of 2019’ by influential radio DJ Bobby Bones. Jenkins co-wrote on each of the 10 tracks with a variety of songwriters, including some of Nashville’s biggest names, Ross Copperman, Liz Rose, and Shane McAnally. She also co-produced on 6 out of 10 tracks on the record.

That’s not all, she recently debuted her original short film titled ‘Running Out Of Road’ at Sundance, in which she wrote, co-produced and starred in to accompany the release of her debut album. The country newcomer has a passion for storytelling, putting out a record that gives you all the feels. Showing that she not only has the radio-friendly singles but the songs that have raw emotion exposing herself completely to her audience. She combines traditional country roots with Americana influences while showing off her unique vocals and powerful lyrics, giving everyone a well-balanced breakup album.

The record opens to a strong start with the lead single, “Give Up The Ghost,” giving off the ultimate rock vibe while telling the story about her lover’s former flame interfering with their present relationship. “You wanna be my future, I see it in your eyes / But the past still haunts you, even after all this time / She’s drivin’ you crazy and it’s makin’ me lose my mind” She then moves into a fun uptempo song about unrequited love called, “You’ll Never Know.” It’s a song we can all relate to, liking someone from afar without them ever knowing.

After, she slows it down to one of the songs she had previously released, “Maker’s Mark And You.” Her raspy vocals and unfiltered lyrics tell a story about the lows in life, singing about the three things she gravitates to, to make her feel better, “Maker’s Mark, Marlboros, and you,” before realizing it’s not the best decision and having to quit once again. The next track, “Payday” brings out her traditional country roots, creating a radio-friendly tune about hitting the bar to make the pain go away. “All this whiskey in my veins / No more heartache / No more heartbreak / I’ll be okay / Drinkin’ my payday away”

Slowing it down once again, the next two songs on the record are ones she had released in anticipation of the album coming out. The fifth song is her title track, “No Saint.” Her grainy whispers to smooth vocals set the tone for this track. Making it her most honest and vulnerable song yet, not holding back while she is grappling with forgiveness.  Jenkins is telling a story confessing her flaw of not being able to forgive someone in a past relationship while at the same time saying it is okay not to be perfect. “If there’s a cure for bein’ pure again / I can’t find it anywhere / And I don’t wanna hate you / Heaven says I need to forgive you / But I ain’t no saint”

The next song is the title track of  her original short film, “Running Out Of Road.” Keeping the pace from the last song, this is a mid-tempo ballad once again showing off her gritty vocals and her songwriting. Telling a story about persistence, that memories will follow you wherever you go but you have to keep going even when there is no road left to be traveled. “I keep tryin’ to find the place where I won’t find your ghost / But I keep runnin’, I keep runnin’ / Runnin’ out of road”

The last four songs on the album have been out since 2016, originally debuting on her EP.  Being reintroduced on her first full-length album, the seventh song is called “Cadillac.” This track is a breath of fresh air with its easy-going melody and soft vocals. It’s a song about hitting the road and taking life as it goes. The next song, “My Bar” switches it up with its catchy upbeat tune with a rocker edge to it. It’s a song about being invaded by your ex with their new girlfriend, taking over the one space they know is yours. “You got the girl, you got your car / You get to say you broke my heart / Baby, now you have gone too far / Ain’t gonna let you take my bar”

Nearing the end of the album the ninth song “All Good Things” is sure to be a hit. She joined forces with co-writers, Ross Copperman, Blair Daly, and Shane McAnally to create a positive song about not letting anyone take your happiness anyway. The songs entrancing melody brings together all three co-writers to sing back up, their voices harmonizing perfectly. Jenkins then closes out the record with the ballad “Blood”, slowing it down to show off her authentic musicianship and songwriting. She sings about watching someone close to her fall victim to drugs and alcohol.  “Rippin’ all your veins out won’t change a thing / Paintin’ angels black won’t wash away your pain / Dyin’s no way to prove we’re not the same / The blood in you is the blood in me”

For Jenkins first full-length studio album she did not hold back. No Saint showcases her unbelievable creativity and passionate storytelling while capturing her unique vocals.  No Saint is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Make sure to take a listen below and to keep up on all things Lauren Jenkins, follow her on Instagram.

No Saint is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.



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What We’re Listening To: March Picks

NYCountry Swag’s “What We’re Listening To” playlist highlights the wide range of our team’s favorite songs and artists when it comes to the country music genre.  At the end of the day, we are all fans first with a passion for country music and are eager to share with you all what we’ve got on repeat each month.

Find below each of our team member’s favorite songs and why in our March picks. Then be sure to give our Spotify account a follow and listen to our favorite tracks!




Stephanie Wagner, Founder

Pick: “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere” – Chad Brownlee
Songwriters: Cary Barlowe, Donovan Woods, Todd Clark

This month I’m listening to Chad Brownlee’s “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere”. The song paints the picture of making that first move whether in a dive bar, on a train, in a crowded room, etc… the idea that for any relationship to begin, it’s got to start somewhere, anywhere first. 

“I know what you must think /Another guy tryin’ to buy your drink / Two for one on a Tuesday /
How can a good thing start this way / Well it could end up anywhere / Forever’s gotta start somewhere”

I love the idea behind these lyrics and paired with the catchy rhythm of the song, it makes it easy to sing along to and keep on repeat.”


Christina Bosch, Managing Editor 

Pick: “Ten Year Town” – Hailey Whitters
Songwriters: Brandy Clark and Hailey Whitters 

“I’m twelve years into a ten-year town”  That is the opening line of this incredible song. From the moment I heard it the day it was released, I knew it would be my pick this month.  Hailey Whitters moved to Nashville when she was just 17 years old and has been paying her dues since the day she got there. In a time when pop production has taken over the country genre, this track is simple and Whitters’ voice is delicate, almost melancholy as she explains the struggles she’s dealt with.

“Waiting tables another month, waitin’ on that break to come / all it’s ever done is break my heart”

Whether it’s a songwriter like Whitters who is waiting for that big break, just like a ton of artists in Nashville or co-writer, Brandy Clark who has been nominated for six Grammys but can’t get airplay on country radio, we are all looking to find our little place in this industry.  For me, this track can resonate with anyone waiting for validation in any career, music industry or not.

“Payin’ dues don’t pay the bills / Dreams come true, and I think mine will / lesser fools would have given up, they don’t go for broke like a dreamer does, ya gotta get back up when you get knocked down, I’m twelve years into a ten-year town, this next song could turn it all around”

I hope that I can be a small part of allowing others to hear this song and to take notice of amazing artists and songwriters striving for the spotlight.

Dylan Bestler, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Chapters” – Brett Young feat. Gavin DeGraw
Songwriters: Brett Young, Ross Copperman, and Gavin DeGraw

Like Young, I am also a huge Gavin DeGraw fan. He has always been one of my favorite artists so I was very excited to see him on Ticket to LA’s track listing.

“Chapters” is a true story about Brett Young’s life and his love for baseball growing up. Young received offers from Tampa Bay and Minnesota after high school but turned them down to play in college. However, an elbow injury ended his career which made him get into songwriting. Clearly, it worked out well for him, but his ability to turn the page and start a new chapter is what got him through that tough time in his life. Young and DeGraw explain throughout this very powerful and moving song that just because things didn’t work out the way you intended, doesn’t mean you failed; God had a plan the whole time.

“Every page you’ve turned is a lesson learned / And we all, and we all, just tryna get it right /
These are the chapters of my life.”

Nicole Bochinis, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn feat. Luke Combs
Songwriters: Don Cook, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn

“Brand New Man” by Brooks & Dunn is one of my favorite country songs. I grew up listening to it with my family during BBQs in the summertime. When I heard that Luke Combs was going to be a part of a reboot for the song I couldn’t contain my excitement. I heard Combs cover this song the first time I saw him live and let me tell you, he does an awesome job and the crowd sings every word with him. Having one of your favorite artists cover a song you love is one of my favorite moments at a show. He’s such a great addition to this song and I’ve had it on repeat since it was released.


Jeremy Chua, Contributing Writer 

Pick: “Keep Abilene Beautiful” – Carlton Anderson
Songwriters: Carlton Anderson, Tom Douglas, Tony Lane

“You don’t have to be from Abilene or Texas to love this song. It’s lyrical, vocal and (traditional-leaving) instrumental perfection, evoke a very palpable sense of longing for the familial and familiar warmth we’re sometimes too far away from. And, needless to say, Carlton’s performance of this personified song coupled with his personal connection to the said city in Texas really bolsters the impact “Keep Abilene Beautiful” has on our heartstrings. Personally, I’m rooting for this to be his next single at country radio. With the standing ovation, he got at his Opry debut and the reaction this song is seeing, it could very well be a career-defining one for him— if given the chance to be heard on the radio.”


Taylor Felvey, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Sad Song” – Mike Ryan
Songwriters: Mike Ryan, Brent Anderson, and Clint Lagerberg

“San Antonio native, Mike Ryan gives a soulful take on a love song on his Album Blink You’ll Miss It.  The ballad tells the story of a love affair caught in a vicious cycle. It’s a relationship that’s headed nowhere, and will certainly end in heartbreak as the lyrics take you through the tumultuous situation.

“I watched the taxi cab take you away / I was the one left alone in the rain / I’ve drained a few bottles /
Stared a hole through my phone / I’ve come to grips with the fact that you’re gone /
And here you are standing in tears at my door / I don’t know what to tell you / I’ve heard this one before”


Molly Holmberg, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Try Saying Goodbye” – John King
Songwriters: Paul DiGiovanni, John King

“I have always loved John King’s upbeat songs from “Tonight, Tonight” to “Heat Wave” although I feel King has never got the attention he deserves. As an amazing songwriter, including Randy Houser’s “We Went”, his newest slow song “Try Saying Goodbye” hits a new chord. The song explores the difficulties of relationships and singing in the chorus, King thought sorry was going to be the hardest thing he would have to say, turns out goodbye is. The main theme of the song is to not take things for granted and be okay with admitting when you are wrong, never letting your pride get in the way.

With such a powerful message, I thought I could not be more compelled to press replay, but I was wrong. The paired music video was also done so well and certainly makes you emotional listening to the song and reflecting back on your own past relationships. Looking ahead, King has new music in the works for the coming year and I cannot be more excited to support him as an independent artist.”


Nicole Piering, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Tammy Wynette Kind of Pain” – Reba
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Mark Narmore, and Shelley Skidmore

“In country music, there are few voices that are as instantly recognizable as Reba’s. In the weeks leading up to the release of her new album, Stronger Than the Truth, the Queen of Country has been releasing a string of new tracks, each showing a different side of the superstar. On “Tammy Wynette Kind of Pain,” co-written by the genius that is Brandy Clark, Reba sings of a cheating man, admitting that “standing by your man, well that’s a broken plan.” Lyrically, the song is absolutely brilliant, weaving in and referencing various Wynette songs to tell the tale of a broken heart. However, it’s Reba’s delivery that makes the song a true masterpiece, as you can absolutely hear the sorrowful ache in her voice. Knowing that Reba went through her own divorce a few years ago, it’s hard not to wonder if she drew upon her own heartache when recording the song. Either way, it’s a powerful performance that once again reestablishes her as the undisputed Queen of the genre.”


Olivia Reese, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Gone West” – Gone West
Songwriters: Colbie Caillat, Danelle Reeves, Jason Reeves, Justin Kawika Young

“I’ve absolutely loved the message in “Gone West” by Gone West. Although it can be difficult to leave what you’ve always known the adventure can be worth risking it all, “Sailin’ off to search the islands / Gone west for somethin’ new.”

Additionally, the harmonies with folk undertones are what initially drew me to the song as I have a proclivity for loving harmony bands. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Gone West.”


Nicole Sellati, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Give Up The Ghost” – Lauren Jenkins
Songwriters: Emily Shackleton and Lauren Jenkins 

“From the moment I first heard Lauren Jenkins’ song “Give Up The Ghost” off her soon to be released debut album, No Saint, I instantly fell in love with it. From the very first listen I knew this was going to be one of my go-to songs to sing at the top of my lungs while blasting in my car. She combines the essence of rock and country into this song creating the ultimate jam, while the lyrics tell a story about a former flame causing a disruption in a present relationship.

“I know I could make you happy / Baby, if you’d only let me / But two of us is one too many / Open the door and set her free / Give up the ghost, hold onto me”

It’s my favorite song released from the album so far and I can’t wait for No Saint to come out this Friday!”

Danielle Tornatore, Contributing Writer

Pick: “To Hell and Back” – Maren Morris
Songwriters: Maren Morris, Jessie Jo Dillon, Laura Veltz

“I’ve had Maren Morris’ new album GIRL on repeat all month long and I absolutely love every single song, but this one sticks out to me as being the most vulnerable track on the record. The story told in this one is so beautiful. It’s about a partner’s willingness to love you fully and freely and I just love everything about it.”

“You didn’t save me / You didn’t think I needed saving / You didn’t change me/
You didn’t think I needed changing / My wings are frayed and what’s left of my halo’s black /
Lucky for me, your kind of heaven’s been to hell and back”


Shanna Vitaliano, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Ol Muddy River” – Dee White
Songwriters: Dee White

“This month, I have Dee White’s “Ol’ Muddy River” on repeat. I heard White and his band perform last year when opening for Ashley McBryde and I was hooked on this song ever since he sang it live.  “Ol Muddy River” is a classic vintage country song with a catchy guitar twang and fiddle.  White singlehandedly penned “Ol’ Muddy River’ and tells a story about going to a river that brings him peace and tranquility.  He sings about his admiration for a place where he can go to escape problems with lyrics:

“All my life’s been wild like the river, so he and I really get along just fine /
Everything’s easy at the Ol’ Muddy River / You know that’s where I like to spend all of my time”

When I listen to “Ol’ Muddy River,” I can easily picture myself fishing and not worrying about a thing!  White released his debut album Southern Gentleman on March 1st, and a week later he made his debut at The Grand Ole Opry.  I am so excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for him!”


Erica Zisman, Contributing Writer

Pick: “A Song For Everything” – Maren Morris
Songwriters: Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, Maren Morris

“My March song pick came super easy this month.  The second I heard Maren Morris’ sophomore album GIRL, I instantly fell in love with the nostalgic ballad “A Song for Everything.” It is everything I never knew I always needed in a song. The song is essentially an ode to music for always being there for us, as we go through good and bad experiences in life.

When I was looking for the words / Somebody said it first like they knew me / They were singing right to me /
One danced you through love / One rocked you through lonely / Mixtaped your heartbreak and made you feel holy / For the hits and the misses / For the fire and rain / Close your eyes and listen /
‘Cause there’s a song for everything, yeah / There’s a song for everything / There’s a song for everything”

Ironically, I’m sure that this song will be one of those memorable tracks that I attach to future experiences for a long time coming. Thank you to Maren Morris and her co-writers for penning this monumental song.”

Listen to our picks on our “What We’re Listening To” playlist on Spotify and be sure to give it a follow, so you can catch our monthly updates.


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Lauren Jenkins Makes Her National Television Debut on TODAY!

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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