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In 2012, lawyer/singer-songwriter Lainey Balagia released her debut album, Neverland. With a title inspired by her favorite book and songs inspired by little boys who won’t grow up, the 10 tracks run the gamut from emotional ballads to high energy country rock. In addition to practicing law and releasing an album, Lainey formed a band with singer/songwriters Debbie Forrest Byrd and Libby Koch. Their band, The Grievous Angels, released their debut album in July of 2013 and received awards from the Houston Press and the Academy of Texas Music. Lainey also performs regularly with singer/songwriter Brant Croucher, and despite any bogus articles to the contrary, is still a full-time, practicing attorney. 

In the past 12 months, Lainey has played numerous gigs, both solo and with a band, including shows at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Houston, TX; Goode’s Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX; House of Blues; SXSW, Austin, TX; The Firehouse Saloon, Houston, TX; Corner Café, Conroe, TX; Blanco’s, Houston, TX; The Wine Garden and the Steer Auction at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Belle’s Landing, West Columbia, TX; Texas Crawfish Festival, Spring, TX; Opening Bell, Dallas, TX, Landry’s, Corpus Christi, TX; Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX; Pecan Street Brewery, Johnson City, TX; Winestyles Vintage, Cypress, TX; The Parish Underground, Austin, TX; The Auslander, Fredericksburg, TX; Houston Beer Fest, Houston, TX; Hill's Cafe, Austin, TX; Reliant Staduim, Houston, TX; and Sam Houston Raceway Park in Houston, TX.

Additionally, Lainey has received the following awards and nominations:

Winner: Best Vocal Group 2014, Texas Music Awards (With the Grievous Angels)
Nominated: Best Cover Song 2014, Texas Music Awards (for Angel From Montgomery)

Winner: Best Americana/Folk 2013, Houston Press Music Awards (With the Grievous Angels)
Nominated: Best Female Vocalist 2013, Houston Press Music Awards
Nominated: Best Local Recording 2013, Houston Press Music Awards (With the Grievous Angels)

Nominated: Best Americana Act 2012, Houston Press Music Awards (with the Grievous Angels)

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