REVIEW: Laura Dodd Industry Showcase

Tuesday July 20th, Laura Dodd wow'd the music industry with a special invitation only showcase. Special guests from Music Row, media, family and friends enjoyed a six song set on the world famous stage of the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN. Included in the set list were several tunes penned by Dodd "My Fellow Gypsy Friend", "Songbird", and "Spread My Wings". Also included were songs co-written by Dodd and Tom Walker "Daddy's In The Garden" and "Alabama Blues", as well as a Jesse Alexander tune titled "Unfulfilled".

It only takes a few notes of Laura Dodd’s singing to recognize that you’re hearing the next classic Country voice.

A native of Gadsden, AL, Laura acquired her passion for music early, hearing the a capella voices in the Church of Christ. With that as a foundation, as well as experience with various live ensembles and vocal coaches, Laura has entered the Country market with a spare, unique and highly original sound that blends traditional front-porch Country with Blues, Bluegrass, and even hints of Jazz. Laura has shared stages with the likes of Rascal Flatts, Patty Loveless, Bruce Hornsby, Josh Turner, and Ben Vereen. Her rendition of Sam Gay and Scott and Carolyn Parker’s “WOW” reached 54 on Music Row’s Country Music Breakout chart, without the benefit of a major label promotion.

Laura’s most recent release, “Songbird,” stands alone in the market, using only the barest of acoustic guitar or piano-driven arrangements. Laura’s voice harkens back to the great crooners of old. The single is the theme song of the film "Dandy Kids," a documentary about children living with Dandy Walker Syndrome. Laura also recently performed this song on Capitol Hill to help raise awareness of the disease.

Currently featured in a film titled "The Goal" gives Laura an opportunity to showcase her acting abilities and can be seen performing her song "Where Eagles Fear," co-written by Keith Perry.

You can hear and see Laura live on her website or on’s viral Internet video network.

Additional photos can be seen of the showcase at

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