ABOUT diamonds and whiskey
Soaring vocals… stellar musicianship… abundant energy… crowd resonance… Diamonds and Whiskey is a combination of barroom beauty and backwoods danger, beauty queen and hell raiser alike, and the award winning country rock act out of Charlotte, North Carolina, brings it all to the table. Founding member, Jennifer Lauren, leads the way with strength and soul in her voice, delivering her songwriting prowess in a way that embeds her lyrics in the hearts of the audience.
North Carolina native Jennifer Lauren is a multi-talented musician, vocalist, and songwriter with a drive and passion for music like no other. Starting with piano at age 4 and discovering her vocal abilities at age 8, she began her early days exploring traditional hymns and receiving classical training as a first soprano. With her enchanting voice and eloquence on keys, her prowess as a songwriter began to manifest itself in 2014. Taking influences from a multitude of artists and genres, such as Dolly Parton, Heart, Tori Amos, Rob Thomas, and even Eminem, she has cultivated a sound and style that is as unique and refreshing as the woman herself. It is her story-telling that sets her and the music apart. The lyrics are earned, as her story is one of heartache, strength, and overcoming all obstacles. She is the driving force behind Diamonds and Whiskey.
Diamonds and Whiskey’s album Heartbreak Queen, produced by award-winning Dale Penner(Nickelback), is making big strides across the globe with airplay in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, Canada and the United States. It has received rave reviews from multiple media outlets and is called the best rocking country album of the year by Nashville Music Guide. “Hands Down” garnered the 2019 Carolina Country Music Awards Single of the Year honor and debuted at #11 on VRadio Nashville, while “Muddy Water”, reached #1 on the Euro ACM chart. “Sugarstick”, the band’s first summer release, is currently in the top 20 on the Euro ACM chart and is continuing to climb. The title track “Heartbreak Queen” broke into the Top 20 on all-female station SheWolf Radio. Listeners at Galaxy 107FM, the largest country station in New Zealand, have requested “Muddy Water” over 37000 times since it’s release. Diamonds and Whiskey is also a featured artist on the winner of Best Internet Radio Show, Whiskey and Cigarettes. Their Spotify numbers continue to climb, with new playlists adding Heartbreak Queen tracks weekly. “Muddy Water” is now nominated for Single of the Year at the Carolina Country Music Awards. The band is currently working on new material with an expected release in the fall of 2020.
The 2019 Carolina Music Awards Band of the Year winner has shared stages in support of many great acts, including Sammy Kershaw, Love and Theft, Midland, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Lee Greenwood, Chase Bryant, and Lonestar. They will be supporting The Outlaws, Zac Brown Band, Chris Janson, and Diamond Rio so far while touring nationwide with other opportunities in the works as well as performing in 16 states and counting in 2020.