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Lane Brody is an American female singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

, active since the early 1980s, best known for her 1984 Billboard-topping country hit, "The Yellow Rose" (a duet with country music singer Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee is an American country music singer. His 1980 single, "Lookin' for Love" not only spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in the second half of 1980 but also went to the Top 5 on the Pop charts, and Top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary survey...

), and for the Oscar nominated song "Over You" from the film "Tender Mercies". She is the first female in country music to have an Oscar-nominated hit from a soundtrack album. Besides "The Yellow Rose", Brody has eleven other chart singles on the country charts.

Biography


Brody was born Lynn Voorlas on September 24, 1955 in Oak Park, Illinois, but calls Racine, Wisconsin her hometown. She graduated from Horlick High School in 1969. She started her music career by singing commercial jingles for many popular TV and radio commercials. In 1982 she co-wrote Anne Murray
Anne Murray
Morna Anne Murray CC, ONS is a Canadian singer in pop, country and adult contemporary styles whose albums have sold over 54 million copies....

's top 30 hit "The Hottest Night of the Year" with fellow songwriters Thomas Campbell and Kerry Chatter. Soon afterward, she began charting her own singles, including the #15 country hit "Over You", although none was ever included on an album. Brody and Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee is an American country music singer. His 1980 single, "Lookin' for Love" not only spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in the second half of 1980 but also went to the Top 5 on the Pop charts, and Top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary survey...

 wrote lyrics to and recorded the theme music for the 1983-1984 NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 television show, "The Yellow Rose". The theme song of the same name became a No. 1 hit on the U.S. country singles chart on April 21, 1984.

In 1984, Brody was the voice of the XIV Olympics singing for Beatrice foods. During that year Brody also signed with GRT Records. Brody made her singular appearance on the PBS
Public Broadcasting Service
The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....

 music television program Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas by Public Broadcasting Service Public television member station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States...

, where she sang duets with Thom Bresh
Thom Bresh
Thom Bresh is a country music singer. He is the biological son of Merle Travis.Bresh did not begin his music career until his adult years. From age 3 to age 17, he worked as an actor and stuntman at Corriganville, where such programs as The Lone Ranger and the Billy the Kidd trilogy were filmed...

, with whom she had been on tour through 1987. Lane has appeared on numerous shows such as NBC Today Show, Crook And Chase, and she has appeared in the show Taxi
Taxi (TV series)
Taxi was an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series, which won 18 Emmy Awards, including three for "Outstanding Comedy Series", focuses on the everyday lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers and their abusive dispatcher...

.

Her song "All The Unsung Heroes" is the theme behind the documentary which won the American Film Festival's Blue Ribbon.

Albums

Year Album US Country Label
1985 Lane Brody 55 EMI
2001 Familiar Places Records Records
2002 Pieces of Life Scream
2010 On the Wings of Songs GMV Nashville
GMV Nashville
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Familiar Places (digital re-release)

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country
Hot Country Songs
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.This 60-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales...

CAN Country
1977 "You're Gonna Make Love to Me" (as Lynn Nilles) 93 singles only
1982 "He's Taken" 60
"More Nights" 61
"When It Comes to Love" (w/ Thom Bresh
Thom Bresh
Thom Bresh is a country music singer. He is the biological son of Merle Travis.Bresh did not begin his music career until his adult years. From age 3 to age 17, he worked as an actor and stuntman at Corriganville, where such programs as The Lone Ranger and the Billy the Kidd trilogy were filmed...

)
77
1983 "Over You" 15
"It's Another Silent Night" 60
1984 "Hanging On" 59
"Alibis" 81
1985 "He Burns Me Up" 29 51 Lane Brody
"Baby's Eyes" 51 39
1986 "I Could Get Used to This" (w/ Johnny Lee) 50 single only
2002 "Plenty More Love" Pieces of Life
2005 "Your Wildest Dreams" singles only
2006 "That's Where Love Comes In"
2008 "Found in Each Other"
2010 "Thanks for What You Did" On the Wings of Songs
2011 "Flame's Turned Blue"

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Chart Positions Album
US Country
Hot Country Songs
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.This 60-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales...

CAN Country
1984 "The Yellow Rose
The Yellow Rose (song)
"The Yellow Rose" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music singers Johnny Lee and Lane Brody, set to the tune of the folk song "The Yellow Rose of Texas." It was recorded as the theme song to the NBC television series The Yellow Rose starring Cybill Shepherd, and was...

"
Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee is an American country music singer. His 1980 single, "Lookin' for Love" not only spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in the second half of 1980 but also went to the Top 5 on the Pop charts, and Top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary survey...

1 1 Til the Bars Burn Down

Music videos

Year Video Director
2010 "Thanks for What You Did" Ross Wood
2011 "Flame's Turned Blue"

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