Having toured the world performing with Taylor Swift, Emmylou Harris, Clint Black, Carrie Underwood, and Tim McGraw, along with features in New York Magazine, The New York Times, Billboard and more, Laura Bryna is a multi-talented, genre-blending musical powerhouse.
Bryna’s latest single “Stars are Falling” was just released and is already climbing the charts. Megastar DJ and producer, Klaas, has recently signed on to remix the track which will be igniting dance floors around the world.
Laura Bryna is a force of nature who doesn’t just sing, dance and act, but is also a radio talk show host, a children’s book author, and an outspoken U.S. military advocate. Now with her Billboard Top Ten singles under her belt and a dynamic new sound rooted in country, inspired by elements of New Wave and Electronica, Laura Bryna’s music is modernizing country while remaining true to herself. Her new music, produced with Grammy-winner Damon Sharpe (Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Big Time Rush), represents a major stylistic shift for the country star, whose debut album “Trying to be Me” was released by Equity Music Group. The album features her tribute to the military, “Hometown Heroes,” which she co-wrote alongside Grammy-nominated songwriter, Jeff Batson from the national campaign for the Air National Guard, where she’s an honorary member and spokesperson.
Bryna’s single “Sweet Revenge”; has amassed over 2.1 million views on YouTube and climbed to #10 on the Billboard Dance Chart. The track is a banging ‘80s New Wave number that recalls Blondie, even though it’s a Damon Sharpe production that puts it firmly on the cutting edge. “Damon managed to take from my country-side and make it consistent with these new songs” says Laura of her new album. In
addition, there is a dance remix of “Sweet Revenge” by Dave Aude (Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, The Greatest Showman), who holds the title of the most #1 songs on the Billboard Dance Club Chart.
Additional new tracks include the sensual come-hither “Body First,” which brought out another side of Laura, and “Counting All the Ways,” the ultimate kiss-off song in the manner of Pink or Kelly Clarkson. “I feel like I’m coming into my own,” she says, citing Grace Potter, Chris Stapleton and Etta James (“That voice slays me”) as inspirations.
Laura grew up entertaining her parents in the family basement in Mt. Airy, MD, a small town between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. that she describes as “green grass, turn left at the cow and right at the church… It’s home to me.” She sang lead with her two of her sisters as back-up. Laura grew up on the classic rock, blues, country and soul music she listened to on the car radio in her dad’s ‘60s Corvette on
the way to Sunday School. “I’ve always loved to sing,” she says. “And I love helping people, giving back.”
Her support of the U.S. Military includes work with such organizations as USO, Wounded Warrior Project, Homes for Our Troops, and Folds of Honor as well as an active participant in the Make-a-Wish Foundation. From seeing first-hand the power of the Make-A-Wish Foundation after her brother suffered a brain aneurysm at the age of 13, Bryna has been actively involved with the foundation. Her single “Make-A-Wis”; debuted at #7 on Billboard and led her to become a board member for the Make- A-Wish Foundation of The Mid-Atlantic.
In addition, Bryna occasionally guest hosts “That’s America To Me,” a talk show carried on PGA Tour Radio’s number one talk show, Golf Talk America, where she’s interviewed accomplished and notable people, such as Larry King, Vince Gill, and country music legend Bill Anderson. Bryna is “so happy to be part of the GTA family” and describes the show as a “fusion of golf, music and lifestyle all in one show.”
A gifted writer, Laura also penned a series of children’s books with an illustrator friend based on her own parrots, Tyler, Harmony and Snuggles, familiar to her fans. “I want to continue making music and seeing where the dream takes me,” says Bryna, who is taking dance and acting lessons “just in case.” “Music is like a tree, with all those branches coming from it representing opportunities. I’m prepared for whatever life has in store.”