Lanie Gardner, a rising star in the music world, gained fame through her social media presence, particularly for her covers of well-known songs. Born on July 18, 1999, in Burnsville, North Carolina, Lanie comes from a family with diverse backgrounds – her father Rodger is a businessman, and her mother Ashley comes from a different profession. She grew up with three siblings, Austin, Aleigha, and Brook.
Her passion for music seems to be a family trait, inspired by her grandfather, who also aspired to be a professional musician. Lanie’s musical journey began at the tender age of four, laying the foundation for her future success.
Renowned for her enchanting voice and musical prowess, Lanie has been honing her craft since childhood. She started writing her own songs when she was just twelve, showcasing an extraordinary level of creativity for someone so young. Her journey to fame diverged from the traditional path of performing in local venues and creating demos for record labels. Instead, Lanie embraced the digital age, sharing her talent on platforms like TikTok and YouTube starting in 2016.
Her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” catapulted her to global recognition. The video uploaded a year ago, went viral with over 43 million views, drawing comparisons between her voice and that of Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks.
Lanie’s talent caught the attention of Kevin Jonas Sr., father of the Jonas Brothers, leading to a management contract with Jonas Group Entertainment. Joe Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers and DNCE, also played a pivotal role in securing her a record deal with Republic Records. Lanie even opened for some shows on the Jonas Brothers’ “Remember This” tour.
Her collaboration with David Guetta and Morten on a rendition of “Dreams” further solidified her position in the music industry, achieving over a million Spotify streams in just three days. With a strong online presence, Lanie has amassed a significant following, with over 339,000 subscribers on YouTube and 464,000 followers on TikTok.