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About Lauren... 

Singer-Songwriter Lauren Gruwell was born in Southern Germany, on a US Military base, and was making music before she could talk. She won the Voice of Utah Competition and was an American Idol Finalist in the city of Seattle. She was selected to sing the national anthem at a Utah Jazz Game at the age of 12 and has worked as a professional studio musician for various artists and composers throughout the state. Lauren recently headlined as the guest artist for the Days of 47 KUTV POPS Concert. In 2018, Lauren recorded her debut EP, Beauty for Ashes, with an award-winning producer in Utah. Her music can be heard on FM 100.3, Sunday Sounds. She is constantly writing and releasing new music which can best be found on her youtube channel.  Lauren has extensive involvement in the Miss America Organization. The titles she has held include, Miss Payson 2007, Miss UVU 2009, and Miss Utah County 2010. On the Miss Utah stage, Lauren won overall best interview out of 52 women, won the swimsuit preliminary, and placed in the top ten. Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education through Utah Valley University. She later went on to earn her master’s degree in Education, with an emphasis in reading and literacy through Capella University. Lauren currently resides in Utah with her husband and four beautiful children.