Laura Bryna

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Laura Bryna
LauraBrynaJuly2008.jpg
Bryna in July 2008 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Background information
Born Bel Air, Maryland
Genres CountryJazz/AC
Occupations Singer, actress
Years active 2006—present
Labels Equity Music Group
Associated acts Clint Black

Laura Bryna is an American country music singer. She has released one album, Trying to Be Me, for the defunct Equity Music Group label, and has been involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Biography[edit]

Bryna was born in Mount Airy, Maryland on December 25. When she was young, she gained an interest in country music on road trips to Washington, D.C. while her brother was in a hospital there.[1] After attending Philadelphia's University of the Arts, she starred in a musical called Rasputin and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. There, she got internships at Sony Tree Publishing and DreamWorks Publishing, and later signed to Equity Music Group, a label owned by singer Clint Black, in January 2006. Mike Kraski, head of the label, said that he became aware of Bryna after she co-wrote and recorded song titled "Make a Wish" for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.[2][3]

Bryna toured with Black in late 2007[4] before Equity released her debut album, Trying to Be Me, in January 2008. To promote the album, Bryna broadcast the music video for the single "Make a Wish" on flat-screen monitors in the Luxor and Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for one month.[5] She also performed at the Fashion Show Mall and had 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) images of herself on top of the Luxor's tower. On January 14, she held a release party for the album at the Luxor, and included a bonus track called "I Don't Have a Thing to Wear" on a special edition of the album which was released only at the Luxor and Excalibur.

In April 2008, Bryna joined the board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic. She also released another single, "Life Is Good", in early 2008.[6] Bryna left Equity in December 2008 when Black closed the label.[7] She has continued to tour and perform at various venues, including a performance at the House of Blues in 2009. In 2010, she became the host of GoTV Networks' True Country show.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Trying to Be Me

Singles[edit]

Year Single
2007 "I Don't Have a Thing to Wear"
2008 "Make a Wish"
"Life Is Good"
"Hometown Heroes"

Music videos[edit]

Year Single
2007 "I Don't Have a Thing to Wear"[9]
2008 "Make a Wish"[10]
"Life Is Good"[11]
"Hometown Heroes"[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Laura Bryna biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Laura Bryna signs with Equity Music Group". Country Standard Time. 24 January 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Miller, Jay N. (5 June 2008). "Laura Bryna sings about heartache, healing and ‘estrogen-run-wild’". The Patriot-Ledger. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Clint Black starts tour late August, Laura Bryna opens". Country Standard Time. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Laura Bryna goes the Vegas route to promote upcoming CD". Country Standard Time. 5 December 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Laura Bryna joins Make-A-Wish board". Country Standard Time. 14 April 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Equity Music Group folds". Country Standard Time. 16 December 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Jessen, Lauren (13 May 2010). "Laura Bryna interview". Celebrity Cafe. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "I Don't Have a Thing to Wear". AGR Television official YouTube channel. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  10. ^ ""Make a Wish" video". CMT. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Life Is Good". AGR Television official YouTube channel. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  12. ^ ""Hometown Heroes" video". CMT. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 

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