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Marine Corp Veteran, Laura Rice, Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year

Marine Corps Veteran, Laura Rice, nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Nashville Universe Awards. The award show takes place on May 8th, 2018 in Nashville, TN along with many other talented artists. For more information on the awards, please visit

"It's so cool to wake up and see your name on a nomination ballot and then it's Nashville Universe and it's just amazing," expresses Laura Rice. "They are notorious for putting on a great show each year and I can't wait to celebrate with all the nominees!!"

Laura just released her latest single "Bad Habits" on February 9th. "The lyrics just seem to speak so many emotions. I am proud that I could convey that in a song and I love getting feedback from my friends, family, and fans about it. I’ve been told it’s my best one yet." tells Laura. The single was produced by Larry Beaird, Beaird Music Group Nashville.

"The lyrics are so relatable, and she just tells it like it is when it comes to love" - Brittany Sterns (Music Update Central) "From the vocals to the lyrics, Laura delivers pure soul and emotions to her latest release" - Trevor Perkins (Music Like A Lady)

About Laura Rice: Laura Rice competed in Nashville Star during its first season that aired on the USA network in 2003, progressing through multiple elimination rounds. Though she didn’t take the top prize, she left the show undeterred and continued to pursue her music career, joining TypeCast, a Hampton Roads-based band, which acted as a launch pad for her to expand her musical opportunities and repertoire. Now a solo artist, she signed with Heart Songs Records and is concurrently a Veteran Ambassador for Heart Songs. She is also the co-host for the Project Lips Radio show, a program that showcases veteran artists and worthy veteran causes. Laura is currently touring with Dana Parton and working on her upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 tour schedule. Laura will be finishing her EP in late Spring 2018. For more information visit

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