Brody in 2008
|Birth name||Lynn Voorlas|
|Origin||Oak Park, Illinois|
|Occupation(s)||Recording Artist, Songwriter|
Lane Brody (born September 24, 1955 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American country music singer-songwriter, active since the early 1980s, best known for her 1984 Billboard-topping country hit "The Yellow Rose" (a duet with country music singer Johnny Lee), and for the Oscar-nominated song "Over You" from the 1983 film Tender Mercies. She is the first female in country music to have an Oscar-nominated hit from a soundtrack album. Besides "The Yellow Rose", Brody has eleven other chart singles on the Billboard country charts.
Brody was born Lynne Connie Voorlas on September 24, 1955 in Oak Park, Illinois, but calls Racine, Wisconsin her hometown. She graduated from Horlick High School in 1969. She started her music career by singing commercial jingles for many popular TV and radio commercials. In 1982, she co-wrote Anne Murray's song "The Hottest Night of the Year" with fellow songwriters Thomas Campbell and Kerry Chatter. Soon afterward, she began charting her own singles, including the No. 15 country hit "Over You", which was featured in the film Tender Mercies and received a nomination for Best Original Song at 56th Academy Awards in 1984. Brody and Johnny Lee wrote lyrics to and recorded the theme music for the 1983-1984 NBC television show, The Yellow Rose. The theme song of the same name became a No. 1 hit on the U.S. country singles chart on April 21, 1984.
In 1984, Brody was the voice of the XIV Olympics singing for Beatrice foods. During that year Brody also signed with GRT Records. Brody made her singular appearance on the PBS music television program Austin City Limits, where she sang duets with Thom Bresh, with whom she had been on tour through 1987. Lane has appeared on numerous shows such as NBC Today Show, Crook And Chase, and she has appeared in the show Taxi.
Lane was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame's Walkway of Stars in 1996.
|2001||Familiar Places||—||Records Records|
|2002||Pieces of Life||—||Scream|
|2010||On the Wings of Songs||—||GMV Nashville|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1977||"You're Gonna Make Love to Me" (as Lynn Nilles)||93||—||N/A|
|"More Nights"||61||—||Tough Enough (soundtrack)|
|"When It Comes to Love" (with Thom Bresh)||77||—||N/A|
|1983||"Over You"||15||—||Tender Mercies (soundtrack)|
|"It's Another Silent Night"||60||—||N/A|
|1985||"He Burns Me Up"||29||51||Lane Brody|
|2002||"Plenty More Love"||—||—||Pieces of Life|
|2005||"Your Wildest Dreams"||—||—||On the Wings of Songs|
|2006||"That's Where Love Comes In"||—||—|
|2008||"Found in Each Other"||—||—|
|2010||"Thanks for What You Did"||—||—|
|2011||"Flame's Turned Blue"||—||—|
|Year||Title||Artist||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1984||"The Yellow Rose"||Johnny Lee||1||1||'Til the Bars Burn Down|
|1986||"I Could Get Used to This"||50||—||N/A|
|2010||"Thanks for What You Did"||Ross Wood|
|2011||"Flame's Turned Blue"|
- Forester Sisters, The followed by Thom Bresh & Lane Brody, Austin City Limits, 1988[dead link]
- Loftus, Johnny. "Lane Brody Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
- Paxman, Bob (January 16, 2003). "Catching Up With...Lane Brody". countryweekly.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.[dead link]