Album: The Shine Sessions
Song: Trying Hard
About Loni Rose
“Great song, great voice, great production. Everything about it was top notch. You’re real, you’re sexy, I buy it 100%!” - Desmond Child, Producer discussing Loni Rose’s “Wrong Way Back”
Amid the beauty of the great Northwest and it’s indicative rain, a singer songwriter has blossomed by the name of Loni Rose. While she may call Seattle home, she has been busy generating global attention. Her pop-country songs have found their way into films like “Private Lives of Pippa Lee” and “American Pie” as well as television shows like “America’s Next Top Model,” “Bad Girls Club,” and “The Hills.”
In 1999 through her connections with Seattle’s KISS 106.1 FM, she secured a coveted spot on the Lilith Fair Music Festival playing alongside female songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow. On that success she continued to perform to receptive crowds with Vertical Horizon, Nelly Furtado, and Smashmouth.
Deciding it was time, Loni entered the studio and delivered the critically acclaimed album - the “Shine Sessions.” Produced by Dwight A. Baker in Austin Texas at Matchbox Studios, the album featured Sammy Hudson and Davey French of the rock band Everclear and Jason Halbert from the Kelly Clarkson Band. In November of 2008 “Shine Sessions” garnered an invitation for Loni to join the elite group of “Editor’s Picks” at CD Baby.
Meanwhile, in 2008, on blind faith, Loni decided to enter a contest presented through the website Sonicbids.com. The contest immersed her in a competition with 20 other artists where she would represent the Seattle market with no allowance for self-promotion. Pioneered by a Fortune 500 company promoting exclusively to their 6 million registered consumers, Loni’s talent rose to the top, and she won by 200,000 votes with surprisingly only 1% coming from her own region.
Riding this wave she has been embraced by the Nashville songwriting community collaborating with the likes of Dave Pahanish, Shawn Mullins, Kim Tribble, Roxie Dean, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Kent Agee, Matt Nolen, David Malloy, and Chuck Cannon, writer of 3 Toby Keith 1 hits. In addition, Loni is spending time in Los Angeles writing with Jeff Trott, producer and co-writer of many Sheryl Crow hit songs. Loni is currently relocating to Nashville to continue doing what she does best - lighting up rooms and makin' music!
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