The trees are green, the roses are red, my heart is broken, I feel so sad”.
This was the first lyric Lawnie ever wrote, it inspired her first song “The Trees are Green" at the age of 7. And shortly after recorded this song.
This was followed by the pivotal moment in her career. After singing 'The Trees are Green' at a benefit concert for Barrie tornado victims, there was a demand for her to sing at many high profile events.
Soon after, Lawnie landed an artists development deal with Warner Chappell. Later signing a publishing deal with TMP publishing. There were lots of trips to Nashville and many co-writes with Nashville's best.
Before the age of 18, Lawnie had a major recording deal. Lawnie's debut album charted in the top 10. She took a major cross Canada tour and had several high rotation videos on Country Music Television. She felt like she was dreaming.
After coming off the road she took a significant break from the stage and the music industry. Even though the music within her had never left. Time away gave her time to meditate on life and delve further into herself and her music.
Lawnie had the privilege of landing a significant position working with students wanting to be in the Radio and TV Industry. During this time, she experimented with a new sound she calls 'Southern fried Techno'. She recorded the album under her childhood nickname "OOKEE". It was like a rebirth helping her to redefine her craft. Lawnie placed top 10 in the international song writing competition and received an honourable mention with one of the songs from the OOKEE album called “Sugarland,” in which she co-wrote with her producer Ruben Huizenga and father William Wallace.
Lawnie's time of self reflection helped her to better understand herself and her life's vision. She's found that life is too short to worry much about the past. She's been busy preparing for her latest passion - THE LOST YEARS Album!