Mandi Layne & The Lost Highway

Mandi Layne & The Lost Highway

 Birch Run, Michigan, USA
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

"Mandi Layne- a fresh face with a country rock style that has you starting out tapping your toes and before long have you dancing, drinking shots and hollerin' like a young & almost skeletal Johnny Cash doing white crosses and black bennies and staying up days on end to take it all in" -Bo White

Biography

Mandi Layne & the Lost Highway....the beat goes on and on and on with this band. A group of energetic musicians currently calling Michigan their home, however, happily obtaining a second residency in their 15 passenger van. You will likely see them pulling a trailer of gear to their next show somewhere near you. This band is no stranger to performing in a tiny hole in the wall bar in the sticks nor are they a stranger to performing at a concert for 100,000 fans! They have opened for Country acts such as: Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, David Nail, Sam Hunt, Colt Ford, Scotty McCreery, Trent Tomlinson, Billy Currington, Sarah Buxton, Carolina Rain, Mark Wills, Whiskey Falls, Tracy Lawrence, Jennifer Hanson, Joe Nichols, Lost Trailers, Jypsi, Steve Holy, Emerson Drive, Blue County, Carter's Chord, Gloriana, Darryl Worley, Carter Twins, James Otto, Phil Vassar, Christian Kane, Frankie Ballard, Craig Campbell, Justin Moore, Joe Diffie, Blue Highway,Taylor Hicks, Sons of Sylvia and many more. Their drive brings them to all sorts of venues across the region and there is no stopping them. The band was formed in 2007 when they entered into 98.1 FM's Rising Star competition. They won the contest 2 years in a row and have moved forward to pursue a serious career in music. This band has had the opportunity to record at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN in 2009 and again in 2013. They released their debut album "Drunk In Love" in 2009 and had great reviews. Over this past Summer the band has released their Sophomore Album "Country 2 The Bone" which was recorded at Dark Horse Studio in Nashville, TN. Both of their albums consist of original material that they wrote and also co-wrote with the amazing Greg Stryker. For the past 3 years they have been part of the CMA Festival in Nashville, TN as an Emerging Artist at Fan Fair X. Meeting and greeting country fans from all over the world for 4 days each year is definitely a highlight! Mandi Layne was voted "Best Female Vocalist" in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015 by Review Magazine. The entire band was voted "Critics Choice-Best Country Band" in 2014 and Best Country Band for 2015! With the release of the new album "Country 2 The Bone" the band is causing a buzz and is one the move! Each show is unique and capativating as these musicians know how to reel the crowd in and keep them on their toes singin' along!!




Lyrics

Drunk In Love

Written By: Mandi Layne & Greg Kevorkian

Like a tall cold glass of beer
you're easy to swallow
washin my inhibitions away
and the more I get of you
the crazier things i do
Like a tall cold glass of beer
you're easy to swallow

like a fine glass of wine
you make me blush
you take the pain away
from my heart
and the more I get of you
my passion comes burning through
like a fine glass of wine you make me blush
and if I could I'd drink you all night long
Oh how I would be drunk in love
I'd be drunk in love with you

Like a warm shot of whiskey
You lay me down
You melt me to my knees and
I hit the ground
And the more I get of you
I see your love's 100 proof
Like a warm shot of whiskey you
lay me down
And if I could I'd drink you all night
long
Oh how I would be drunk in love
I'd be drunk in love with you

Admitting there's a problem
is the first step you take
Well, I'd admit if I gave you up
my heart would break

Like a hot cup of coffee you open my eyes
You wake me up and I realize
I'm still drunk
yeah I'm still drunk
yeah, I'm still drunk
I'm still drunk in love with you
drunk in love with you
I'm in love with you
Still drunk in love with you
Drunk in love with you

If You Ain't Wasted

Written By: Greg Kevorkian

I've been waiting for this for so long
I've been ready for this for so long
I'm gonna bring my best friends along
We're gonna raise some hell
All weekend long
cuz if you ain't wasted the day
damn sure is

I'm gonna put my tight jeans on
I'm gonna sing a drinkin song
I've been livin straight for too long
I don't care what's right
let's do something wrong
cuz if you ain't wasted the day damn sure is

Well it's bottoms up we're gonna live it up
If you ain't throwin down you better give it up
It's take one down
Pass that bottle around
cuz if you ain't wasted the day damn sure is

bring it on boys!

whoooo!

My boss don't own me this weekend
All I need are my good friends
I'm gonna get me some lovin
My good friends
Some good whiskey
And good lovin

Well it's bottoms up we're gonna live it up
If you ain't throwin down you better give it up
It's take one down
Pass that bottle around
cuz if you ain't wasted the day damn sure is

I'm wanna lose my inhibitions
I'm wanna make some bad decisions
I wanna keep my intuition
Go ahead say no
I don't need permission
Cuz if you ain't wasted
The day damn sure is
I'm

Well it's bottoms up we're gonna live it up
If you ain't throwin down you better give it up
It's take one down
Pass that bottle around
cuz if you ain't wasted the day damn sure is

Cuz if you ain't wasted
THE DAY DAMN SURE IS!

Friends and Lovers

Written By: Greg Kevorkian & Mandi Layne

I know it sounds familiar
I've must of played it a thousand times
Sorry if you heard it before
It just felt right tonight
Had a couple bottles of wine
It reminds me of that time
You and I took the first step
And crossed that line

From friends to lovers
Soon to discover with you in my life
I don't need no other
Pull back the sheets
And you will uncover
What life can be like
For friends and lovers

Yeah it sounds familiar
I think it's more like a million times
Although I've heard it before
I still get butterflies
Poor me some of your cheap red wine
It reminds me of that time
You took my hand and you pulled me
Across that line

From friends to lovers
Soon to discover with you in my life
I don't need no other
Pull back the sheets
And you will uncover
What life can be like
For friends and lovers

Are we gonna go that way
Are you really here to stay
Will it still be good day to day
When it's all the same (it's all the same)

I have faith
I have hope
You're my friend
You're my heart
And your my lover

Friends and lovers
Soon to discover with you in my life
I don't need no other
Pull back the sheets
And you will uncover
What life can be like
For friends and lovers
Soon to discover with you in my life
I don't need no other
Pull back the sheets
And you will uncover
What life can be like
For friends and lovers

The Simple Side

Written By: Mandi Layne & Greg Kevorkian

Baby can you believe it's been 5 years
I can't believe how time if flyin' by
Pack your bags and good bottle of wine
Let's get us back to the simple side of life

We'll get away for sure
remember who we were when we started
we're gonna slam the door before we get
more broken hearted

I wanna feel the way I use to feel with you
when you and I were all we had to do
nothin else has ever felt so right
I wanna get us back to the simple side of life

Baby turn your cell phone off now please
you didn't need to talk to anyone anyway
time is quickly tick tockin' by
let's get us back to the simple side of life

We'll get away for sure
remember who we were when we started
we're gonna slam the door before we get
more broken hearted

I wanna feel the way I use to feel with you
when you and I were all we had to do
nothin else has ever felt so right
I wanna get us back to the simple side of life

Yea-yea yea yea

We'll get away for sure
remember who we were when we started
we're gonna slam the door before we get
more broken hearted

I wanna feel the way I use to feel with you
when you and I were all we had to do
nothin' else ever felt so right
I wanna get us back to the simple side of life

(who we were, who we were, who we were)
the simple side of life
(who we were, who we were, who we were)
the simple side of life

The Last Time You Let Me Down

Written By: Mandi Layne,Greg Kevorkian

I remember the first time you picked me up
You showed up in a POS Chevy Truck
The Cab sure smelled like you
Cross hangin' from the rearview

You told me that I was your everything
You said I was your Queen, you were my King
Never thought you'd change your mind
Never thought you'd leave me behind

Chorus:
You use to make me feel so alive
You use to make me feel so damn good inside
I held my head high as I walked around this town
From the first time you picked me up
Til the last time you let me down

I remember the last time you let me down
You took the shine off of my crown
You said my heart was safe with you
I believed those words were true

Chorus:
You use to make me feel so alive
You use to make me feel so damn good inside
I held my head high as I walked around this town
From the first time you picked me up
Til the last time you let me down

Instrumental

Chorus:
You use to make me feel so alive
You use to make me feel so damn good inside
I held my head high as I walked around this town
From the first time you picked me up
Til the last time you let me down

I remember the last time you let me down
That was the last time you let me down

Summer Song

Written By: Mandi Layne,Greg Kevorkina,Greg Stryker

Turn it on listen to the radio
dialing past every single song I know
the windows are down
I want to hear my song

Cold beer dancing in the moonlight
feels like this will be a great night
but one thing's missing
I need to hear that song

I got to work tomorrow at 9am
I'm gonna tell my boss I ain't comin' in
If he don't like it, that's just to damn bad

I need a summer song
one to sing along
one that makes you want to take off your clothes
and jump in the river songs

Here we go down to levy
piled up in my beat up chevy
with the good 'ole boys
drinkin' whiskey and rye

I need a drink so I can get my groove on
find a guy, let him put his moves on me tonight
yeah I need to hear that song

I got to work tomorrow at 9am
I'm gonna tell my boss I ain't comin' in
if he don't like it, that's just too damn bad

I need a summer song
one to sing along
one that makes you want to take off your clothes
and jump in a river song

I want a summer song
one that's real strong
one that makes you want to quit your job
fly to the Bahamas song

it's 99 in the shade and everybody
is sippin' on lemonade and Bacardi
I can only do one thing
turn it up real loud

I just want to have some fun before the sun comes up
I just want to have a good time so let me grab my cup
somebody fill me up
one more time

I need a summer song
one to sing along
one that makes you want to take off your clothes jump in a river song

I need a summer song
one to sing along
one that makes you want to rip off your clothes
jump in the creek
quit your job
tell your boss he's a freak
pour me a drink
cuz I need a summer song

Discography

2009 "Drunk In Love" by Mandi Layne & the Lost Highway,

recorded at Reed Recording Studio, Bay City, MI

Produced and Engineered by Greg Kevorkian, Andy Reed, Donny Brown

All tracks written by Mandi Layne & Greg Kevorkian except "Straight to Hell" -Kevn Kinney


2014 "Country 2 The Bone" by Mandi Layne & the Lost Highway

recorded at Dark Horse Studio, Franklin, TN

Produced and Engineer by Matt Bigler

All track written by Mandi Layne, Greg Kevorkian & Greg Stryker except

"last time you let me down" and "you made me change my mind" which were written by Mandi Layne & Greg Kevorkian




Set List

We have enough material to perform 3 hours of music two nights in a row and not repeat the same song. A typical night is three hours of music including some original material of our Albums "Drunk In Love" and "Country 2 The Bone" and many covers. Here is a short list of some of the covers we do: Save a Horse, Country Girl Shake it for Me, Toes, Pour Me, Fancy, Here for the Party, You & Tequila, Big River, Hurt So Good, Mama's Broken Heart, Pontoon, Blowin' Smoke, Redneck Woman, Alone With You, Gunpowder & Lead, Boot Scoot Boogie, Guitars Cadillacs, Anyway, Mt. Music, Day Drinking, Somedays You Gotta Dance, I Love Rock N Roll, Bartender, Keep Your Hands to Yourself, Mustang Sally, Brown Eyed Girl, Somekind of Wonderful, Wonderful Tonight, Talk Dirty to Me, Down in Mississippi, Stay, Sweet Home Alabama, Jackson, Folsom Prison, Johnny & June and many many more!

We aren't scared to try a song we've never done before either. We take requests.