Nashville country star coming to MP

By on May 21, 2010

Lindsay Lawler will play May 28 at H.D. Rockers
by Martha Quetsch
MAPLE PARK—Country-music recording artist and Nashville headliner Lindsay Lawler will perform at H.D. Rockers in Maple Park on Friday, May 28.

The 5-foot 3-inch singer is known for her strong voice and energetic stage presence.

“She’s a real performer,” H.D. Rockers owner Wally Elliott said.

Elliott met Lawler through friends, and while they visited with her in December in Nashville, she promised to perform at H.D. Rockers, which opened recently in the American Legion Hall in Maple Park.

Lawler is making the Maple Park stop during a trip north to Minnesota for another engagement on Saturday.

Admission to Lawler’s H.D. Rockers event is free, Elliott said. A local band, Field Day, will open the concert at 6:30 p.m., and Lawler will take the stage at 8:30.

She will perform several sets until 1:30 a.m., mingling with the crowd before the show and during breaks, Elliott said.

Elliott expects a large crowd at H.D. Rockers on Friday night, but said that all in attendance would be able to enjoy Lawler’s show.

“We’ll keep rolling people through so everyone has a chance to see her,” he said.

Lawler has musical roots in country, gospel and Broadway styles. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Dallas, she attended University of Oklahoma, where she was music chairman in her sorority and lead singer for a rock band.

After college she moved to Los Angeles and fronted another rock band, performing at the Viper Room, Whisky A Go-Go and The Roxy. Lawler was then discovered in LA by producers Marshall and London Jones, for whom she recorded several songs that received airplay across the country.

Lawler decided to return to her country roots, and moved to Nashville, where she performs regularly at the famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in downtown Nashville. Among her most popular songs are “Truckers and Rodeo Crowds,” “Cowgirl Fairytale” and ”High-Tech Redneck.”