Lauren Mascitti Bio, Wiki
Lauren Mascitti is a singer-songwriter and one of the American Idol Season 18 contestants. She auditioned for the judges in Nashville and is among the Top 21 contestants in the reality singing competition.
Lauren Mascitti Age
She is currently 28 years old as of 2019. Her fiance Shawn Camp, on the other hand, is two times her age having been born on August 29, 1966, and is currently 53 years.
Lauren Mascitti Grandparents
The Nashville singer was adopted and raised by her grandparents. She said in her audition that her grandmother was one of her biggest supporters. They lived in Louisville, Ohio when she was young before moving to Missouri.
Her grandparents influenced her love of music.
“I grew up surrounded by classic country music,” Mascitti told MCH News. “My papaw is a huge fan of the Highwaymen, especially Waylon Jennings, so Waylon became a big musical inspiration to me. My nana would let me stay up late to watch the Statler Brothers Show on TV, especially when Crystal Gayle was on.”
She said that music and lyrics have always been a way for her to express herself, and though she now sings all over the country, one of her favorite things to do is to go home to Ohio and perform.
Lauren Mascitti Music
She recorded her first album at just seven years old as pe her website, . She began performing at the age of seven while being mentored by a Trinity Gospel Temple choir member Cheryl Jamison. She began recording her first albums of gospel music while she was still in elementary school.
She and her family moved to Branson, Missouri when she was twelve years old, by the time of which Mascitti had released four solo records. While in Missouri, she played six shows a week at the Americana Theater.
Mascitti wrote her first song when she was a young teenager; she used her background as a gospel singer and her love of poetry to inspire her to write. Her lifelong appreciation of country music was also inspiring to her.
Mascitti was making weekly trips to Nashville by the age of 13, where she studied with Brett Manning, a vocal coach.
Mascitti recorded her first album full of original songs at 15 years old, including “Child of God,” which premiered at number 70 on the national Southern Gospel radio chart.
Lauren Mascitti American Idol
Lauren auditioned in Savannah for the American Idol Season 18. She sang the original song “If I Can Lose You”. All three judges voted “yes”, sending her to the next round.
Lauren sang “Two More Bottles of Wine” by Emmylou Harris. During the Final Judgment, she was called up alongside Grace Leer. The judges told them that they could not decide between the two of them, and decided to hold a public vote from America to determine who gets the final spot in the Top 20.
Lauren Mascitti Fiance is Shawn Camp
Mascitti grew up in Ohio but later moved to Nashville. She brought Shawn Camp, a Grammy Award-winning country music producer with her to accompany her on the audition. According to Mascetti’s website, the two are engaged.
She has been working closely with Camp for years, and, together, they wrote songs about romance, small-town roots, heartbreak, and self-discovery. Those songs are present on her most recent album God Made a Woman.
Lauren Mascitti Nurse
Mascitti graduated with a college degree as a registered nurse before moving to Nashville. Her website describes her experience as an RN.
Mascitti worked as a nurse while still writing her own songs. That’s when she met her fiance, Shawn Camp.
“I work with people at different stages in their lives,” she said. “and I’ve heard so many stories. The whole experience has inspired me. I’ve learned a lot about people and what they’ve gone through.”
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