MIKAYLA LANE, FORRIE J. SMITH,J. MICHAEL HARTER "LET IT BE KNOWN" AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY
Forrie J. Smith ofYellowstone Joins Mikayla Lane and J. Michael Harter For New Collaboration
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rising country music starlet, Mikayla Lane, is collaborating with Forrie J. Smith (Yellowstone) and J. Michael Harter on “Let It Be Known,” available everywhere today. The artists drew inspiration for the song from their relationships with their fathers and the important impact they have had. What better time for the release of this new single than Fathers’ Day weekend!
To stream and download "Let It Be Known," click HERE.
Mikayla Lane described “Let It Be Known” as a “unique song because it features three different perspectives. The track showcases three generations along with personal stories and universal experiences that I feel everyone can relate to in some way. My dad has made a huge impression on my life and will always be someone I look up to and admire. I hope this song resonates with everyone who hears it.”
“I still get chills every time I listen to our beautiful song. I’ve been blessed with a lot of great things, but the bond I have with my son and granddaughter are the greatest, and that’s what we captured in ‘Let It Be Known.’ And I’m thankful to God for this blessing of a song,” Forrie J. Smith shared.
“I still have the voicemail Forrie left me with the chorus idea for “Let it Be Known.” I was captured immediately by the idea and the meaning behind it. Being a dad myself and growing up with such a supportive one, I could totally relate. After meeting Mikayla and her dad, and being touched and inspired by their story, it seemed meant to be. Mikayla put the perspective of a young woman into Forrie and I’s take on fathers and their own! “Let it Be Known” came straight from our hearts. That’s why it’s so special to me why it will be for so many others as well,” J. Michael Harter said.
About Mikayla Lane:
18-year-old Mikayla Lane is ambitious and driven--traits branded by her upbringing, lifestyle, personality and passions. With heart, vision and talent beyond her years, she knows what she wants and she is determined to chase her dream; her pursuit began early on. Mikayla was just 13 when she earned a spot on Blake Shelton’s OIe Red talent roster, which originated in Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and Mikayla’s home state. She has become a staple at the venue in Tishomingo and has appeared on the Ole Red stages in Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. The country music starlet has become a “fan-favorite” at a variety of notable venues, including Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa where she opened for Jon Wolfe. She is the venue’s youngest supporting act to date.
In September 2021, Mikayla introduced her sophomore recording project,Miles From Nowhere, featuring four originals that embrace her western lifestyle. In keeping with family tradition and their mutual passion for rodeo and the lifestyle, Mikayla was recently named as the official spokesperson for the nation’s largest youth rodeo, the Vegas Tuffest Junior World Championship.
"Rodeo Money," Mikayla's previous single, premiered exclusively on People.com with a music video where she "mulls a romance with a cowboy who is more in love with the rodeo life than anything else." "Rodeo Money" was filmed in Mikayla's hometown of Tulsa, Okla. at the Ford Truck Arena and was directed by Justin Mayotte, executive produced by Cole Johnstone with storyboards by Mike Harris. The video was also added to CMT.com's music videos page today.
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