Since seeing her hero Carrie Underwood in Nashville, singer-songwriter Laura Oakes hasn’t looked back. Over the years she’s immersed herself in the Nashville songwriter scene, frequently working with some of the best in the city.
Her hard-working attitude and passion soon began to bear fruit, resulting in stage performances with the likes of Sarah Darling, Ward Thomas and The Shires. She’s also recently performed with Tom Walker.
At the core of her sound, has always been an authentic country sound, fused with pop sensibilities. No more is this evident than in the new single Welcome to the Family. Laura explains: “You can choose everything in life but your family and this song is a manual for surviving that first meeting with the in-laws. Nothing says commitment like letting someone see the weird and wonderful universe that is your crazy, strange, loyal and loving, while still entirely dysfunctional family.”