Epilepsy Doesn’t Stop Lauren Pritchard From Persevering

Lauren Pritchard 'Wasted In Jackson'

Lauren Pritchard spoke with Body & Soul in a Q&A, where the singer songwriter talked about being inspired by truth, best advice she’s been given, admiring her family and the troops, advice for those looking to break into the music industry, and the importance of epilepsy.com to her. “I’m epileptic and it’s very important for me to spread the word about this,” the 23-year-old Tennessee native said. “So many people have no idea what it is and are most of the time frightened by it. I want everyone to know we are just normal people too with a bit of a kink in our chain but it doesn’t stop us from persevering.”

Lauren Pritchard Went The Extra Mile To Get To Hollywood

Lauren Pritchard

Lauren Pritchard spoke with the San Francisco Examiner about the lengths she went to lobbying her parents while growing up in Jackson, Tennessee to bring her out to Hollywood at the age of 16. The ‘Painkillers’ singer even created a giant chart for mom and dad, explaining how the pros of the cross-country move outweighed the cons. “I was a very healthy but frustrating combination of stubborn and determined,” she explained. “I wouldn’t hear the word No. So finally, my parents practically said OK. They moved me to L.A. and spent their life savings doing it.” Read more.

Realistic Parents Allowed Lauren Pritchard To Pursue Her Music Dreams

Lauren Pritchard 'Stuck'

Lauren Pritchard tells Blast Magazine that her parents, especially her mother, supported her passion for music, allowing the singer songwriter to move to Los Angeles at 16 to live with her best friend’s family while pursuing a career in music. “I had very realistic parents,” Pritchard said. “If they really thought that I couldn’t succeed, they would have told me to shut up and do something else. … You know, you see a show like ‘American Idol’ and you see these parents, ‘My child is the best singer in the whole world!’ … And you’re like, oh, what is wrong with you? My mother was never like that. … I had parents that were like, this is what you can do well, and this is what you should do. But it was never in a forceful way. It was something that I wanted to do. Basically, there was reassurance and moral support.”

Lauren Pritchard ‘Stuck’ Acoustic Video

Lauren Pritchard 'Stuck' Acoustic

Lauren Pritchard is out with an acoustic video for her new single ‘Stuck’, off the American singer-songwriter’s debut album ‘Wasted in Jackson’, out now on Island Records. Watch the Pat Bowyer directed video via Vevo below.

Pop Artists Celebrate Repeal Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Lady Gaga celebrates DADT repeal

Some pop artists are reacting to news that the U.S. Senate passed a repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” earlier today in a 65-31 vote. The policy restricts the U.S. military from efforts to discover or reveal closeted gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers or applicants, while barring those who are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual from military service. President Obama is expected to sign the measure into law next week. Lady Gaga, who was urging her 7 million followers to contact Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other senators got a Tweet from Reid after the repeal was passed.

Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid): @ladygaga We did it! #DADT is a thing of the past.

Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): Can’t hold back the tears+pride. We did it!i Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT. A triumph for equality after 17 YEARS. Today I am so proud to be American. I wish I was home so I could throw a Parade. We are on the way…to full equality.

Lauren Pritchard (@GrlCalledLauren): “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” is forever gone! Thank goodness for that!! No American has to lie anymore!!!!!

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): One step closer to #equality!! #DADT is gone!Historical! #lgbt

Lauren Pritchard ‘Not The Drinking’ Video

Lauren Pritchard 'Not The Drinking' music video

Lauren Pritchard is out with the music video to her new single ‘Not The Drinking’, off the Jackson, Tennessee singer songwriter’s upcoming debut album ‘Wasted in Jackson’, out soon on Universal Music. Watch the Wendy Morgan directed video via Vevo below.

Lauren Pritchard Visits London’s Absolute Radio

Lauren Pritchard spoke with Geoff Lloyd of Absolute Radio in London about Tennessee, moonshine, quirks about the British, liking the tea there, and her new album ‘Wasted In Jackson’. Asked if she’s tasted moonshine, the singer songwriter responded, “I have it’s so nasty… You’re better off just drinking rubbing alcohol.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.