Lauren Daigle(American Christian Singer) Age, Husband, Family, Net Worth, Wedding, American Idol, Father, Mother, Trivia, Images and Interesting Facts.
Lauren Daigle Early Life:
Daigle grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana in an environment of zydeco, blues and Cajun music. From the youngest age Lauren had a chance to immerse herself in a passion for music. She said that her mother called her house “The music box” when she was a child because anytime she was awake she was singing. Daigle admits she almost pushed music to the backburner, unsure if it was her true calling, until a devastating illness, infectious mononucleosis, brought her young life into sharper focus. She claims that it was one of the best things that had happened to her.
Because of her suffering with a major illness while in high school, she was kept out of school for nearly two years. When she went to college prep school, she felt as if it were time to get serious and thought she had to go into the medical field and do mission work. Then when she felt the Lord brought her into that solitude, she realized that she needed to follow her true passion of music. Soon after, Daigle attended a charter school and completed a year and a half of class work in six months and actually graduated early. She took a year off from school, traveling to Brazil to do mission work, before attending Louisiana State University to pursue a degree in Child and Family Studies, but music was always on her agenda.
Lauren Daigle Music career:
Daigle started singing in her choir and continued to lead the choir while studying Child and Family Studies at Louisiana State University. She tried out for American Idol in 2010 and 2012 after she was encouraged by her family to compete in the singing competition. She was cut just before the final 24 contestants in 2010, did not make Hollywood in 2011, made it through the Hollywood round in 2012, but was cut in the first Las Vegas round in 2012.
She made her debut on North Point InsideOut’s album, Hear, where she recorded “Close” and “You Alone” live at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. She later appeared on North Point Music’s album North Point Beginnings where she recorded “It is Well” in 2015.
Daigle was asked to sing background vocals on an EP for a local band called “The Assemblie” and the EP was briefly the most sold album in the US iTunes Store. After the release of the EP, Centricity Music invited her to attend a workshop. When the singer for the main event at the workshop became ill, she was asked to fill in. This led to her singing on the Jason Gray single “Nothing is Wasted”. Centricity Music signed her on the label in 2013.
Her first single, “Light of the World” came from the 2013 album Christmas: Joy To The World, a collection of holiday songs from various Centricity artists. Serving as Daigle’s solo introduction to the Christian music scene, the single garnered an initial fan-base and much attention for Daigle. She released the EP How Can It Be in September 2014. That year, Daigle was asked to be a part of the Morning Rises Fall Tour with Aaron Shust and Mikeschair.
Lauren Daigle Trivia:
- In December 2013, her song “Light of the World” from the album Christmas: Joy To The World hit the Billboard magazine Christian Songs Airplay chart.
- In September 2014, her song “How Can It Be” hit the Christian Songs Airplay chart and peaked at #16.
- She was awarded the New Artist of the Year at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards.
- Her song “How Can It Be”won Worship Song of the Year in 2015.
- She was named one of Christian musics break out artists and the single “How Can It Be” was named by iTunes as one of the Top Christian songs of 2014
Interesting Facts about Lauren Daigle:
Adrenaline junkie. I love riding motorcycles, cliff jumping, traveling the world with cuts and bruises on my feet, experiencing cultures in the way the locals do. I will be that girl to eat the insects if that’s the tradition. Lastly, I love Louisiana and grew up swimming in those alligator waters seen on Swamp People.
Lauren Daigle discography:
Be Joyous (2013)
How Can It Be (2015)
Behold: A Christmas Collection (2016)
Look Up Child (2018)
|Date of Birth||9 September 1991|
|Place of Birth||Lake Charles, Louisiana|
|Full Name||Lauren Ashley Daigle|
|Profession||American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter|
|Home Town||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Sister in Law||Scoti|
|Favorite Singers||Billy Joel, Adele, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Otis Redding, Kim Walker-Smith, JesusCulture, Hillsong, Ray Lamontange, Chic Gamine, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Dave Matthews|
|Favorite subjects||Grammar, Math, Ceramics|
|Favorite Food||Cajun BBQ glazed shrimp over smoked gouda grits; fresh spinach salad topped with candied walnuts and pecans, avocado, strawberries, mandarin oranges, blueberries, feta cheese, and a citrus glaze dressing; finishing off with a homemade Bourbon chocolate chip pecan pie.|
|Favorite Movies||Shutter Island, Avatar,
and the latest, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
|Favorite Books||The entire New Testament,
|Net Worth||$ 6 Million|
|Awards||-Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist
-American Music Award for Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational
-GMA Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year