As Lori Anderson’s uncle stepped out the back door he was surprised to hear 7-year-old Lori in the back yard singing her heart out. It wasn’t the typical voice of a young girl as she actually sang with the power and talent of a seasoned older singer. She has been amazing her audiences ever since. She began holding monthly talent shows in her neighborhood enlisting all the kids to perform. It became a neighborhood tradition for many years to follow.
Eventually this little talent show would become a thriving business for Lori. She started a nonprofit fundraising organization at age 16 putting on free concerts for children’s charities. She was president and founder of the organization for the next 19 years.
Lori sang when ever and where ever the opportunity would arise; fairs, fundraisers, and talent shows -- one of which took her to the state finals in her home state of Indiana. When she was old enough to start the club circuit she performed with house bands in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Traveling and playing in bars, night clubs, and honky tonks finally lead Lori to Nashville TN where she met independent producer Dick McVey in 1991.
Lori was at a crossroad in her life – torn between a dream and raising a family. Needless to say, Lori’s good-hearted nature led her back home to raise a family. She continued singing locally for the next several years doing concerts and performing at every opportunity. She also continued her work with her charitable organization.
Lori has returned to Nashville continued to work with dick McVey, She has completed her debut album “Goodbye Town” she has already had 5 of the 10 tracks aired nationwide on radio as well as on England and Australia country music radio. Lori was a special guest on the popular syndicated Conman Radio Show in Nov 2006. Performed 2 songs live in the studio and he gave 2 more songs from the project spin during the hr long Interview. On Nov 25th 2006 Lori performed in her hometown to a sold out Crowd in the Bedford Indiana Convention Center with a full celebrity band backing her including on loan from Mr. Tim McGraw, one Billy “Thunder” Mason on Drums. ” Lori will be going on tour in the July 2007 in conjunction with the Conman Radio show she will tour 130 cities nation wide .Cities where The Conman Radio show is aired and the Cities where radio stations have graced us with Lori Anderson’s music. Lori's tour will lead her back to Nashville for her showcase and with luck determination and hard work this will be a turning point in her career. After Performing for the past 5 years during Elvis week for Elvis fans from around the world, the Elvis cruise and the Elvis Car show Lori has built a strong fan base in the Memphis area and has moved to Memphis to further her career in the Rock n Roll Jazz and Blues industry.
Lori's success comes from her positive attitude, outgoing personality, electrifying talent, and, most of all, determination. Her beauty, charm, honesty and professionalism are but a few of her assets. It is apparent why those who meet her are instant fans. Lori's talent and personality on and off stage guarantee her to be a popular attraction wherever she goes and an absolute asset in todays world of country music.
Although the road has been long and hard, Lori feels she has grown in her talent and as a human being. She has gained extensive knowledge that help make her a better performer and an influential talent in country music. She has no regrets in the twists and turns she has faced throughout this journey and hopes to use every road she has traveled as a lesson learned as she keeps on keeping on.