Lane Brody

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Lane Brody
Lane Brody 2008.jpg
Brody in 2008
Background information
Birth nameLynn Voorlas
OriginOak Park, Illinois
GenresCountry, pop
Occupation(s)Recording Artist, Songwriter
WebsiteOfficial Site

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.[1] 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.[2]

Her song "All The Unsung Heroes" is the theme behind a documentary on the Vietnam War Memorial documentary.[2] Brody is married to Nashville musician Eddie Bayers.[3]



Year Album US Country Label
1985 Lane Brody 55 EMI
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
1982 "He's Taken" 60
"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
1984 "Hanging On" 59
"Alibis" 81
1985 "He Burns Me Up" 29 51 Lane Brody
"Baby's Eyes" 51 39
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"

Guest singles[edit]

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

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "Thanks for What You Did" Ross Wood
2011 "Flame's Turned Blue"


  1. ^ Forester Sisters, The followed by Thom Bresh & Lane Brody, Austin City Limits, 1988[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "Lane Brody Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ Paxman, Bob (January 16, 2003). "Catching Up With...Lane Brody". Retrieved 27 July 2015.[dead link]

External links[edit]

Official website