Lauren Mascitti is a country music singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and mandolin player from Louisville, OH. Raised by her grandparents, she has been singing since the age of 7 and writing since she was old enough to make up jingles on her toy tape recorder. “I grew up surrounded by classic country music. My papaw is a huge fan of the Highwaymen, especially Waylon Jennings, so Waylon became a big musical inspiration to me. My Nana would let me stay up late to watch the Statler Brothers show on TV, especially when Crystal Gayle was on. I even got the music bug watching Disney movies like Fantasia and Pocahontas. Music and lyrics have always been my way of expressing myself, and country and gospel music have always been the most honest outlet for me.”
After graduating with her RN degree, Lauren moved to Nashville after spending most of her summers there doing songwriter showcases at different venues throughout Nashville. She has had the privilege of writing and/or performing with some of Nashville's greatest talents, such as Larry Gatlin, Pam Tillis, Shawn Camp, Matraca Berg, Wil Nance, Mo Pitney, Pat McLaughlin, Big Al Anderson, Delbert McClinton, Bobby Tomberlin, Bill Whyte, and many more. Since she started singing and recording at the age of 7, Lauren has recorded 9 CDs. Her 2010 album titled "Thought I'd Get a Love Song" was produced by Jana King Evans, Buddy Mullins, Pam Tillis, and Adam Kohout, and is composed mostly of songs she has written. Her album titled "A Gypsy Point of View" was produced by Lauren and Jana King Evans and is composed solely of original songs. Lauren's newest album "It's Never Just a Song" is also composed of all original material. All albums listed are available on iTunes, CD Baby, and other music download sites.
Lauren has sung at many of the theaters in Branson, MO including the Mickey Gilley Theater (in the Mickey Gilley show) Hamner Barber Theater, Mansion America, Tri Lakes, Mo Bandy Theater, the Americana, the Whitehouse Theater, and the Radisson Hotel. She also lived in Branson while doing "Southern Gospel Sundays" and over 30 shows with gospel legend Gary McSpadden at the Americana Theater. Lauren was also blessed to be in the top 8 for the Inspiration Network's National "Christian Artist Talent Search" in 2008 where she worked with Southern Gospel vocalist, Jason Crabb. At the age of 16, Lauren’s first radio release, an original titled “Child of God”, debuted at #70 on the national Southern Gospel radio charts. In February 2009, she was a runner up in the Miss Italia USA pageant held at The Landerhaven in Cleveland OH. Lauren was blessed to be the Colgate Country Showdown 2009 winner for the state of Ohio.
Although she sings many places out of state (the Wheeling Jamboree, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Orleans, Louisiana), Lauren also performs at many churches and music venues in her native state of Ohio, including Ohio's 3 Oprys (The Lebanon Opry, The Ohio Valley Opry, and The Southern Ohio Opry.)
Listen to Lauren Mascitti:
"Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
"Over" - Blake Shelton
"If I Didn't Have You" - Thompson Square
"I Got You" - Thompson Square
"Love Who You Love" - Rascal Flatts
"Sunny and 75" - Joe Nichols
"Who I Am When I'm With You" - Chris Young