Creating a New Sound with Laura Bryna
March 31, 2022
Hosted by Jodi Harrison Bauer
This week I talk with Laura Bryna, a country artist who loves a variety of music and decided to head to Los Angeles to explore her passion for pop and dance music. Once in the recording studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Damon Sharpe, they created an ambitious and accessible new Country/Dance/Pop sound that resonated with old and new fans alike. This collaboration resulted in a #10 on the Billboard Dance Chart. Laura's new single "The Way That It Was" is climbing fast, just as her previous single "Stars Are Falling" went viral on TikTok with over 1 MILLION views & 2 MILLION+ YouTube views after reaching #2 on the UK Music Week Pop Chart. Laura has established herself as one of the hottest new stars in country and pop music with features in Southern Living, New York Magazine, The New York Times, the cover of R&R, and Billboard magazine. Although she still lives in Los Angeles, Nashville always remained #1 in Laura's heart. After establishing herself to new fans in the pop music charts with her assured magnetic voice, the critically acclaimed crossover artist has decided to return to her country music roots. Citing musical mavericks like Grace Potter, Chris Stapleton, and Etta James as inspirations, Laura's return to country music is not a look back but a natural step in her ongoing musical evolution.
Thursday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Fearlessly Authentic is a weekly radio show hosted by Jodi Harrison Bauer. Through powerful, honest conversations about their own journeys to live fearlessly and step outside their comfort zones, Jodi and her guests aim to inspire women who may have forgotten who they are or lost part of themselves along the way in life, love or business. Each week Jodi will guide women through the tough times, letting them know they are not alone and they have the power to get stronger, live the lives they deserve and fall in love with themselves. Tune in to Fearlessy Authentic, every Thursday at 1 PM Pacific Time/4 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
Jodi Harrison Bauer
Jodi Harrison Bauer is a two-time World Bikini Champion, founder and owner of JodiFit boutique fitness studio, host of Fearlessly Authentic podcast and the oldest woman to ever compete for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, making global headlines and the Top 60 finalists in 2019.
Growing up, Jodi was a people pleaser and scared of everything. She graduated with a BA from Simmons College in 1983. Jodi’s life changed forever when, at 42 years old, she built the courage to take control of her own happiness. Since then, Jodi has worked relentlessly to better herself, build her business, nurture her relationships and create the life she knew she always deserved, one with passion and purpose.
In doing so, she hasn’t followed the rules or fit in the box society wanted to put her in. She started competing in fitness shows when she was “too old,” opened a business at 50 and got re-married eight years later. She competed against women more than half her age for a spot in Sports Illustrated Swim to prove age and beauty are not directly correlated.
Today she defines herself as an ageless warrior and an advocate against ageism. In her studio, on her podcast and across her social channels, Jodi focuses on empowering women.
Jodi is the proud mother of two grown daughters and a rescue pup. Outside of JodiFit, you can find her on the beach or dancing like no one’s watching. She lives by the words “Never let fear stop you from being YOU."