On May 27, Alison Bonaguro from CMT caught up with Olivia Lane while she performed for the Chicago White Sox.
“Sometimes I wish I’d moved to Nashville right when I got out of high school,” Lane told me. “But I needed to do some soul-searching to figure out what I wanted to do. And what I didn’t want to do.”
Growing up in Houston, the “Make My Own Sunshine” singer says she was a big fish in a small pond, landing all the big parts in all the big musicals. But then in college in California, her flame for musical theater burned out and her passion for songwriting was ignited.
“My world was rocked,” Lane said of her first songwriting class. “I was like, “Oh, my God. I’m so infinitely happier doing this.’ It was just a gut feeling. If not for that class, I would not have had that epiphany. I was just an artistic kid trying to figure it out, but music is what lies in my heart.”
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