NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Emerging country artist Mikayla Lane visited with the CMT team to share her new music, which included her forthcoming single, "Ambush," set for release on July 29. In attendance were Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President of Music and Talent, Shanna Strassberg, Vice President of Music and Talent, along with several other members of the CMT Music and Talent team.
Written by Mikayla and John Conrad and produced by Jimmy Ritchey (Jake Owen, Clay Walker, Mark Chestnutt), "Ambush" brings a spunky, cowgirl-themed tale of unexpected love on the range and offers up a western-esque vibe.
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Lauded by Tulsa People as a “singer/songwriter who is taking the music industry by storm,” Mikayla is not only embraced by her loyal fanbase, but also caught the eye of Blake Shelton at the tender age of 13 when she was added to his OIe Red talent roster. Since then, she has opened for many notable acts and this month will be performing at Troy Aikman’s Highway To Henryetta benefit event sharing the stage with Shelton, Pat Green, Josh Abbott Band and Stoney LaRue among others.
About Mikayla Lane:
Seventeen-year-old Mikayla Lane is ambitious and driven--traits branded by her upbringing, lifestyle, personality and passions. With heart, vision and talent beyond her years, she knows what she wants and she is determined to chase her dream; her pursuit began early on. Mikayla was just 13 when she earned a spot on Blake Shelton’s OIe Red talent roster, which originated in Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and Mikayla’s home state. She has become a staple at the venue in Tishomingo and has appeared on the Ole Red stages in Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. The country music starlet has become a “fan-favorite” at a variety of notable venues, including Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa where she opened for Jon Wolfe. She is the venue’s youngest supporting act to date.
The songstress has written and co-produced a catalog of original tunes. As a tween, Mikayla recorded and released her debut EP, Rooftop Nights, and has since released seven studio recordings. She co-wrote and co-produced the single “Superman,” recorded in her bedroom and now approaching 80,000 streams, along with the corresponding music video, which premiered on CMT.com in October 2020. Mikayla also co-wrote and co-produced the single, “Drive” in 2021 and the track catapulted to the Top 10 on Spotify’s New Music Nashville.
In September 2021, Mikayla introduced her sophomore recording project, Miles From Nowhere, featuring four originals that embrace her western lifestyle. In keeping with family tradition and their mutual passion for rodeo and the lifestyle, Mikayla was recently named as the official spokesperson for the nation’s largest youth rodeo, the Vegas Tuffest Junior World Championship.