Influenced by her parents’ love of the crooners and the lush harmonies of the Andrew and McGuire sisters, as well as her own addiction to rock 'n' roll of the 70s-90s, and a later-blooming love for the story-song prose of country music, it's no wonder her songs have elements of all three genres. LaLa's love for music became apparent to her mother when she noticed her toddler had an ear for melodies and harmonies. That love for music forayed into LaLa's participation in symphonic, orchestral, jazz and marching bands, choirs, ensembles, show choirs and musical theater, and ultimately took her to Nashville at the age of 18 to attend the prestigious music school, Belmont University, where she acquired a degree in Music Business. After graduating, LaLa took a job and had a successful career in journalism, but couldn't avoid the calling back to her first love… music.
LaLa released her first solo album in 2014, an industry-praised, all-original, 1940s-style, big band Christmas album, “Picture Perfect Christmas,” following up with an Americana/country EP, "Dare," in 2016. She is currently working on a full-length country album as well as another all-original jazz-big band album to be released Fall of 2019.
“Music has always been a huge part of my life for as far back as I can remember. I’ve been singing since I was 2. I always wore my heart and emotions on my sleeve until I figured out that I could put them into song instead. Music is therapy, and not just for me as a writer, but for the listener who can connect with the emotion or experience coming through in the song. So many songwriters have touched me through their music without ever knowing me, and that’s powerful! A song can lift you up, make you cry, take you someplace you've never been or back to a time or place you never thought you'd remember. I'm so thankful for the privilege to share mine with you. Thanks for listening.” - LaLa Deaton
LaLa's music has been featured in film and TV and her songs have been recorded by more than 20 artists across multiple genres. Her music has been included in New York Times Bestselling author Mitch Albom's (Tuesdays with Morrie) Spotify playlist as well as on the website of world-renowned Law of Attraction author and speaker, Bob Proctor. LaLa has played everywhere from the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to the House of Blues and Molly Malones in LA, to her recent debut on the Grand Ole Opry performing songs she co-wrote with Charles Esten, (Deacon on the hit tv series, “Nashville”). When she's not writing and recording, LaLa plays music festivals and stays busy as a session and live background vocalist.
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