The Nashville Collection

Heather Layne

Real Life... Real Music. This album offers a lively, country-rock feel, with creative lyrics and themes, as well as soulful, moving ballads... very useful for anyone in 12-step recovery, or going through tough times.

© 2008 HLT Producer: Neal James, Nashville, TN Recorded at Studio 19, Music Row, Nashville, TN Guitars: "Byrd" Burton, Dean Hall, Dan Furmanik Keys: Jim Kirby Bass: Bob Babbitt, Matt McGee Drums: Craig Krampf Background Vocals: Heather Layne, Carol Lee Cooper, Jennifer O'Brien

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Wanted

Heather Layne

Energetic, Christian Country Pop/Rock/Americana with catchy melodies... strong lyrical stories and truths.

Heather Layne is a Recording Artist and published songwriter. Her voice and songs can be heard on Christian and Country Radio, in the U.S. and overseas, in such countries as the UK, France, Australia, and Germany. She has been invited to perform on world stages, including the 2010 AA World Convention in San Antonio, TX, with over 60,000 people in attendance.

On a local level, Heather Layne makes her home in Clovis, CA, and is a wife and mother of three children. In addition to her own music concerts, Heather is also a guest speaker/singer at churches, fundraisers, schools, women's retreats, conferences, and other events.

"When my life hit bottom over a decade ago, I felt lost, confused, and wondered why I was even breathing. But at my lowest point was where I discovered I was a songwriter! I'd never been taught how to write songs... and all these songs just started coming because of the pain I was in... songwriting became my therapy and my connection with God.

Even though I did not struggle with alcohol or drug addiction, 12-Step Recovery worked for me... it became a roadmap out of the madness... I was suffering from scars and buried pain from severe abuse I endured earlier in my life. As I worked the steps, God worked in my heart, and my life began to untangle. As a result, I began to find purpose... and a dream that had always existed in my heart... to sing and play guitar... became a reality. I've been playing at 12-step recovery programs (i.e. Celebrate Recovery), rescue missions, Teen Challenge events, coffee houses, fairs, music venues, women's events, and churches since 2001. In 2013, we (my husband, Denny, who is my road manager, drummer, and has also worked the 12 steps for his struggle with alcoholism), continue to share our lives and music with others in recovery and beyond. We are truly grateful for God's miraculous work in our lives, and we want to give back (Step 12!) by sharing with others what He is willing and able to do with broken lives and broken people."

Heather's song "Close Your Eyes" was officially released nationwide and overseas in September 2010. It is still receiving airplay from Country Music Stations world-wide, and at one time was playing over 2000 times per week in the United States alone. "Back Roads" was released as a single in the Spring of 2011 to the UK, and landed at #20 on the Country Music Charts. Heather's music can be found on her website, under the "Store" Tab, iTunes, and Amazon.com. Both of these songs can be found on her album "The Nashville Collection".

"In recent years, we have been giving concerts in jails and some of the largest and most violent prisons in the world. One of my favorite places to share my music is with inmates. A lot of people think inmates are hardened and cold... mean and 'scary' to be around. But I have found the opposite to be true. So many of them are broken and searching for answers to their lives... just like the rest of us. We all make mistakes. We all need God's grace and forgiveness. And from time to time, I even come across an inmate who is living a 'freer' life behind bars, as opposed to so many of us on the 'outside' who are bound up in our own issues, pain, and regrets. Christ offers freedom to EVERYONE, regardless of what our circumstances look like. I just smile when I see an inmate so full of peace and contentment... it would seem impossible to many of us, no money, no possessions, little physical freedoms, but truly 'free'. Wow!"

Check out Heather's song "AMAZING GRACE"... inspired by stories from female inmates who have endured the shame and regret of prostitution. The song can be heard under the "Music" tab at www.heatherlayne.com.

Heather Layne's music reflects her life journey...

"I write out of my own life experiences... I also write songs about the lives of those around me... we all have a story. I believe music has a way of expressing the thoughts and feelings of thousands of people at one time, in one song. For me, that's what songwriting is all about... taking life's ups and downs and creating a song that can encourage someone else. We all need to know that we're not alone... we all need to know that there is someone out there who understands."

"Heather Layne is a gift to the Body of Christ. Her message and music has become a bridge, helping those who are broken to find healing. Her ability to minister hope to both the church and the secular is real, candid and refreshing." - Pastors Bruce and Dori Bannister, Hillside Christian Fellowship, Hollister, CA

Her first worldwide single release, “Close Your Eyes” is being heard around the nation and the world... On Country Music Radio Taking a Christ-centered Recovery message to the masses...

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Heart Songs

Heather Layne

Acoustic, Christian Country Pop/Rock/Americana, with catchy melodies. Reflective, devotional songs.

Singer/Songwriter - Nashville Recording Artist - Heart for the Broken Heather Layne is a Recording Artist and published songwriter. Her voice and songs can be heard on Christian and Country Music Radio, in the U.S. and overseas, including the UK, France, Australia, and Germany. She has been invited to perform on world stages, including the 2010 AA World Convention in San Antonio, TX, with over 60,000 people in attendance.

"When my life hit bottom over a decade ago, I felt lost, confused, and wondered why I was even breathing. But at my lowest point was where I discovered I was a songwriter! I'd never been taught how to write songs... and all these songs just started coming because of the pain I was in... songwriting became my therapy and my connection with God. As far back as I can remember, I have always LOVED singing. I sang all the time as a youngster (I'm sure I drove my parents crazy!)... I knew just about every song on Country Radio in the 70's and 80's, as well as those 50's and 60's Rock/Pop hits on my mom's old albums. But life can take its toll after a while, and sometimes what we're meant to do in life can bring the most heartache and pain. I quit singing for almost 10 years in my young adulthood, a result of getting made fun by listeners and friends. It was a sad time in my life... and I take full responsibility... It was my fault... I chose to listen to the negative voices in my life, instead of listening to my own heart. I was also suffering from scars and buried pain from severe abuse I endured earlier in my teens, and I struggled to find my identity. When my life hit bottom in my late twenties, a friend of mine invited me to a 12-step recovery group, and for the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a glimmer of hope. I realized I was here on planet earth for a reason. I also realized God wasn't mad at me, but rather, He loved me, He wanted to help me, and had a plan for my life. As I began to get real and face the pain in my past and present, one day at a time, I began to discover a new purpose for my life. The leader of this 12-step recovery group asked me if I would share one of the new songs I had recently started writing. I was scared beyond words, but I sang my heart out one night in front of about 150 people. I became the Music Leader at that 12-step recovery group in Central California, and a dream that had always existed in my heart... to sing and play guitar... became a reality. God was restoring what I was meant to have, and I realized I was born to do this! I've been playing and singing at 12-step recovery programs (i.e. Celebrate Recovery), rescue missions, Teen Challenge events, coffee houses, fairs, music venues, women's events, and churches since 2001. I have been amazed to see God bring hope and encouragement to others' lives through my songs... the very songs that have helped bring tremendous healing to my own life. In 2016, we (my husband, Dennis, who is my road manager, drummer, and has also worked the 12 steps for his struggle with alcoholism), continue to share our lives and music with others. We are truly grateful and living proof that broken lives and broken people can be restored... there is always hope when God is on the scene."

Heather's song "Close Your Eyes" was officially released nationwide and overseas in September 2010. "Back Roads" was released as a single in the Spring of 2011 to the UK, and landed at #20 on the Country Music Charts. Heather's music can be found on her website, under the "Music" Tab, iTunes, and Amazon.com. Check out Heather's song "AMAZING GRACE"... inspired by stories from female inmates who have endured the shame and regret of prostitution. The song can be heard under the "Music" Tab. Heather Layne's music reflects her life journey... "I write out of my own life experiences... I also write songs about the lives of those around me... we all have a story. I believe music has a way of expressing the thoughts and feelings of thousands of people at one time, in one song. For me, that's what songwriting is all about... taking life's ups and downs and creating a song that can encourage someone else. We all need to know that we're not alone... we all need to know that there is someone out there who understands."

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Desert Tree

Heather Layne

Energetic, tasteful country songs, with a message of Hope, Healing, and Restoration.

Singer/Songwriter - Nashville Recording Artist - 12-Step Recovery Heart

"When my life hit bottom almost a decade ago, I felt lost, confused, and wondered why I was even breathing. But at my lowest point was where I discovered I was a songwriter! I joined a local 12-step recovery group, and began writing "recovery", restoration, and healing music, as I worked the 12 steps, and worked through my "stuff". I'd never been taught how to write songs... but all these songs just started coming because of the pain I was in... songwriting became my therapy and my connection with God.

12-Step Recovery worked for me... it became a roadmap out of the madness... As I worked the steps, God worked in my heart, and my life began to untangle. And as a result, a dream that had always existed in my heart... to sing and play guitar... became a reality. I've been playing at local 12-step recovery programs, rescue missions, coffee houses, fairs, and churches since 2001. In 2011, we (my husband, Dennis, who is my road manager, drummer, and has also worked the 12 steps for his struggle with alcoholism), will be traveling full time, sharing our lives and music with others in recovery and beyond.

In recent years, we have been giving concerts in jails and prisons, including Bob Wiley Jail (Visalia, CA). On our schedule for 2010 is Corcoran State Prison (Corcoran, CA), Valley State Prison (Chowchilla, CA), the largest prison for women in the world (www.chapelofgrace.net), and Central California Women's Facility, also in Chowchilla, CA. One of my favorite places to share my music is with inmates. A lot of people think inmates are hardened and cold... mean and "scary" to be around. But I have found the opposite to be true. So many of them are broken and searching for answers to their lives... just like the rest of us. We all make mistakes. We all need God's grace and forgiveness. And from time to time, I even come across an inmate who is living a "freer" life behind bars, as opposed to so many of us on the "outside" who are bound up in our own issues, pain, and regrets. Christ offers freedom to EVERYONE, regardless of what our circumstances look like. I just smile when I see an inmate so full of peace and contentment... it would seem impossible to many of us, no money, no possessions, little physical freedoms, but truly "free". Wow!"

Check out Heather's song "AMAZING GRACE"... inspired by stories from female inmates who have endured the shame and regret of prostitution. The song can be heard under the "Music" tab at www.heatherlayne.com.

Heather Layne's music reflects her life journey.

"I write out of my own life experiences... I also write songs about the lives of those around me... we all have a story. I believe music has a way of expressing the thoughts and feelings of thousands of people at one time, in one song. For me, that's what songwriting is all about... taking life's ups and downs and creating a song that can encourage someone else. We all need to know that we're not alone... we all need to know that there is someone out there who understands."

Her first worldwide single release,

“Close Your Eyes”

is climbing the Country Music Charts

Taking a Christ-centered Recovery

message to the masses...

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Close Your Eyes

Heather Layne

Heather's voice and music create a unique southern rock sound with a country flair...from movin' and groovin' to ballads that really penetrate the soul.

Heather Layne wrote and recorded the songs on this album when she was going through a very difficult time in her life. It offers entertaining, moving music... songs of hope, healing, and restoration. It is especially appealing to those in any kind of 12-step recovery program.

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Find Heather Layne's Music on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and more!