Big Spark Music Group’s flagship artist Olivia Lane recently announced across her social sites the October 9 release of her free acoustic mixtape, HEART UNLOCKED. The first song in a series of free downloads culminating in the full album, “Lightning” is available today (8/31) at EW.com. Additionally, Lane unveiled the accompanying music video, directed by the singer and Dusty Barker, for the lead track today here. Adding to the excitement Entertainment Weekly selected the sweet and sassy singer as one of only five “Breaking Big” Fall 2015 acts. The section highlights artists they are anticipating big things from this fall. Lane’s current single “You Part 2” was also featured in Billboard’s “Tomorrow’s Hits” last month for its swift flight up the country charts. 

Produced by award-winning musician/songwriter Ilya Toshinskiy, the 13-track acoustic LP HEART UNLOCKED is comprised of four fan favorites and nine previously unreleased songs, including “Lightning,” a blazing track that "splits the difference between retro country and Top 40 pop" (Entertainment Weekly). Lane co-wrote the track with Toshinskiy, Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean “She’s Country”) and Leland Grant.

"These last two years, I've been living and loving life in Nashville. These songs are the soundtrack to my experiences,” reflects Lane. “'Lightning' is an empowering song about always believing in yourself no matter what hardships come your way. People or circumstances in your life might discourage you from being you and chasing your dreams. Lightning has no fear of electrifying and lighting up the world; why should you? Go For It!” 


1. Lightning* (Olivia Lane, Danny Myrick, Ilya Toshinskiy, Leland Grant)

2. Gimme The Beat* (Olivia Lane, Phil Barton, Stephony Smith)

3. Hard To Get* (Olivia Lane, Aaron Scherz, Danny Myrick)

4. Make My Own Sunshine* (Olivia Lane, Ilya Toshinskiy, Jim Beavers)

5. Home In The Headlights* (Heather Morgan, Jess Cates, Jon Nite)

6. Boys* (Olivia Lane, Ilya Toshinsky, Catt Gravitt)

7. Not How Love Goes* (Olivia Lane, Gary Ray)

8. Money Don’t Work* (Olivia Lane, Ilya Toshinskiy, Jim Beavers)

9. Millennials* (Olivia Lane, Victoria Banks, Emily Shackelton)

10. Mama Raised Hell (Olivia Lane, Roxie Dean)

11. Who Says* (Olivia Lane, Ilya Toshinskiy, Catt Gravitt)

12. Steal Me Away (Olivia Lane, Lee Thomas Miller, Ilya Toshinskiy) 

13. You Part 2 (Olivia Lane, Ilya Toshinskiy, Danny Myrick)

*Denotes previously unreleased tracks

Recently opening for Kip Moore and Easton Corbin, Lane will be touring this fall throughout the U.S. and will join Neal McCoy, Trace Adkins, Thompson Square and Charlie Worsham among others on the week-long Country Cruising voyage throughout the Caribbean which sets sails on October 23.

Lane has garnered national attention as an artist to watch in 2015 with CMT featuring her debut single, “Steal Me Away,” in their Listen Up Music Discovery Program on CMT Pure and Country Weekly recognizing her as one of 2015’s “Who’s New” artists. The fresh-faced newcomer has been immersed in the craft and tradition of Country music since she was a little girl, eager to follow in the footsteps of her mother who was a Country singer. She studied music, songwriting and acting in college at USC and immediately upon graduation, moved to Nashville to pursue her lifelong dream of a career in country music.

For additional tour dates and information on Olivia Lane visit www.olivialane.com.