Laura Lynch

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Laura Lynch
Birth name Laura Caroline Lynch
Born (1958-11-18) November 18, 1958 (age 56)
El Paso, Texas
Genres Bluegrass, country, folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, bass, guitar,
Years active 1978–1995
Labels SonyBMG/Open Wide/Columbia
Associated acts Dixie Chicks

Laura Lynch (born (1958-11-18)November 18, 1958) is an American country musician and songwriter, who is best known as a founding member of the country music band the Dixie Chicks.


Lynch is a cowgirl. She is an acoustic bassist, songwriter, promoter and single mother. Lynch toured and played in Japan as a member of a group known as the Texas Rangers. Back home in Texas, Lynch became a founder of the Dixie Chicks, a bluegrass country music band who hailed from the Dallas area, when she was 33 years old. She was the group's bassist, co-lead singer, and songwriter. Robin Lynn Macy, a co-lead singer and guitarist, and sisters Emily Erwin and Martie Erwin, who were both multi-instrumentalists and backing vocalists, rounded out the group. All four women collaborated in songwriting.


Commercial success continued to grow for the Dixie Chicks. By 1995, they were opening for some of the biggest names in country music, and were being scouted by Sony to launch their new label Monument records. She offered to stay long enough for the first cuts on the new album, which would include their playing for the Texas Governor's inaugural and an already planned Japan tour. They mutually agreed her leaving later would send a mixed message to Sony, so she departed to spend more time with her teenaged daughter.

In an interview, Laura said:

Lynch is an enthusiastic advocate for the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Currently Executive Vice President of External Affairs with Texas Rare Earth Resources. See


  1. ^ Ace Collins (September 11, 1999). All About the Dixie Chicks. St. Martin's Griffin; 1st ed edition. ISBN 0-312-24705-2. 
  2. ^ Chick Chat fan club (2007). "Chick Chat". Retrieved 2007-09-13.