The Young Songbird From Texas
Grand Ole Opry House performer, 2nd Place Winner of the 2022 Borderless Arts Tennessee Young Soloist Award, and a 2022 She Is The Music Songwriting Mentee, Lauren Teel is making her mark on Country music as a songwriter. Born in Dallas, Texas, Lauren Teel has quite a unique upbringing. From the ages of two to nine years old, Lauren preferred to communicate with people through songs, some of which she had written herself. Lauren found a love for performing as early as 3 years old, performing her songs for countless strangers and family members in all sorts of unconventional places. Starting piano lessons at the young age of 4 and later picking up the electric guitar at 8, acoustic guitar at 10, and the ukulele at 15, Lauren has always been open to learning new instruments which comes in handy any time she needs to write her thoughts into melodies.
She recalls beginning her songwriting journey in the fourth grade during recess and boasts of writing song after song ever since. At the age of 12, however, is when she wrote her first full-length song, "Wishin' You'd Come Through."
Lauren had fallen in love with Country music from listening to Country Radio in the passenger seat of her father's pickup, noting George Strait's "Check Yes or No" and Tim McGraw's "Don't Take the Girl" as the songs that started her love affair with the genre and 99.5 "The Wolf" as the radio station she clung to.
Lauren found comfort in writing her feelings and thoughts into songs, and her old soul style of writing is proof of that.
Lauren is currently in the Commercial Songwriting program at Middle Tennessee State University and is set to graduate in December of 2024.