Hometown: Arlington, TX
In 2008 Melissa Lawson won NBC's Nashville Star. Over 5,000,000 viewers tuned in and voted. When Melissa won she was awarded a record contract with a major label. Unfortunately, as the label went through a management shakeup and faced pressure from the new market place, they allowed Melissa to languish for over 9 months only to tell her that they were not going to move forward with the deal. Fame, but NO fortune was the result. Fans waited and waited, but never saw the CD they were hoping to enjoy... As luck would have it though, Melissa was able to develop song writing partnerships with several top writers in Nashville and has been hard at work developing new material to record. Melissa's incredible voice and stage charisma has attracted the attention of a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning producer, as well as that of a veteran Nashville engineer who has worked with many top producing acts. Melissa's incredible story of overcoming marital and financial challenges while raising 6 sons and restoring her marriage has made her a highly sought after booking at women's groups, churches and seminars. We are seeking to put together a new CD of top tier Contemporary Christian and inspirational music to offer Melissa's fan base a brand new updated look at where Melissa's talent has taken her. She's ready to stand for women and families and create a base of music and motivational speeches to take her fans to a new level in their own lives!