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Ahead of upcoming UK dates supporting Brett Eldredge, Lauren Jenkins releases beautiful stripped down versions of Springsteen classics ‘Stolen Car’ & ‘Hungry Heart’

Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Lauren Jenkins projects her trademark vulnerability on covers from Bruce Springsteen’s iconic THE RIVER album. “Hungry Heart” and “Stolen Car” are now available across all digital platforms. 

“I’m a sucker for a storyteller,” Jenkins explains of her choice to do the covers. “Tell me a story about your joy, pain, love or loss, and I’m in. That’s part of the reason why I have such a deep appreciation for Bruce Springsteen. He has a way of telling a story that feels like it’s your story, too. Honesty and vulnerability seem to be at the core, and that’s something I try to mirror in my own music. I don’t do covers often, but when I do, it better be a damn good song. ‘Stolen Car’ and ‘Hungry Heart’ have been part of the soundtrack to my life, and I’m so excited to share my take on them. If you haven’t heard their creator singing these songs, do yourself a favor and go listen to Springsteen now.”

Cover Art Courtesy of Big Machine Records

Lauren Jenkins will be touring the UK in January and February, as special guest of Brett Eldredge, with dates as follows:

31 Jan Cambridge, Cambridge Junction

01 Feb Birmingham , Institute

03 Feb Manchester, Ritz

04 Feb Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket

07 Feb London, Shepherds Bush Empire

Jenkins has been a touring artist since she was 15 years old. The Texas born, Carolina-raised musical wanderer chose a life that would fit perfectly in the songs she writes: across countless smoky bars, fake IDs, and endless miles on the road, music has been her one constant companion. Her unfiltered lyrics and unmistakably authentic vocals blend traditional Country roots with Americana influences. She’s equally at home with cheerful radio-friendly melodies one moment, and expressions of raw emotion the next.

Jenkins was just named one of the best ‘New Acts in 2019’ by Nashville Scene’s prestigious 20th Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll in addition to being named an Artist to Watch by The New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Pandora. She was also chosen as a member of nationally syndicated radio host Bobby Bones’ “Class of 2019.” Her imaginative process is boundless — writing, co-producing, and starring in an original short film titled Running Out of Road as an accompaniment to her debut album NO SAINT (Big Machine Records)

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Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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