Laura Bell Bundy will perform with her band at Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 1st at 7:30 pm. She currently appears on two television series, performs as a country music artist, and has been involved in the entertainment industry for several years. Her passion for performing, writing music, and telling stories combined with her talent and determination are some of the key factors that took Bundy from her southern comfort zone to the bright lights of Broadway and now beyond.
Debuting at age 9 in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular was the fuel to the fire. Since then, she has originated the roles of Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and took a turn as “Glinda” in the smash hit Wicked. She has earned numerous nominations for her performances including a Tony Award nomination, an Outer Critics Circle nomination, and Drama Desk nominations.
In addition to dominating Broadway stages, Laura Bell has also been spotted in front of the camera appearing on the current network television shows Anger Management (as Dr. Jordan Denby opposite Charlie Sheen) and as“Shelby” on Hart of Dixie. She has also appeared in Cold Case, Veronica Mars, Home Improvement, How I Met Your Mother, Malibu Country, and as disgruntled teen “Marah Lewis” on Guiding Light. Taking television to the big screen, Laura Bell’s film work includes Dream Girls, Jumanji, Life with Mikey, The Adventures of Huck Finn, CMT’s first original movie To The Mat, and a recent film, Watercolor Postcards.
Laura Bell’s previous album, Achin’ and Shakin’ was heartbreakingly personal and joyfully rowdy. “Two records, one woman, is my motto,” jokes Laura Bell, who penned all but one of the songs on the album. Her breakout hit from the Shakin’ set was “Giddy On Up” which reached #31 on the U.S. Billboard Country Charts and was also featured on the popular video game Just Dance 3. “Shakin’ was the party and Achin’ was the hangover.”
Now, dancing the “Two-Step” with her buddy Colt Ford she continues to show off her bold and outspoken personality. “Two-Step” answers the age-old question of what happens when you combine hot country, dance tracks and hip-hop beats. To answer this question even further, Laura Bell is also currently working a series of mix tapes with Nashville producer, David Huff. Entitled ‘Beats & Banjos’, these mixes include mash-ups of popular country songs with well-known country, pop and hip hop beats. Each tape will feature an LBB original as well. The most recently released mix tape, ‘Do Si Do’, can be heard at www.laurabellbundy.com.
LBBTV was created to forge her own creative path and to pursue an overflowing whiskey barrel of comedic ideas. One of the most successful LBBTV projects to date is the sketch comedy web series, Cooter County (www.cootercounty.com). Cooter County has garnered more than four million upload views and a cult following that quote characters like Shocantelle Brown, Euneeda Biscuit, and Justice Goode, to name a few. The LBBTV team most recently produced the style web series OMC! (Oh My Country!) on the Country Now channel (www.youtube.com/countrynow). Amix of sketch comedy and all things related to country music and southern style, OMC! brings fashion in music to another level. LBBTV continues to have many projects in the works with Laura Bell not only producing but directing as well.
Laura Bell’s latest song release, “Kentucky Dirty” was released on iTunes on November 5th. The track references the singer’s good ole Kentucky roots and will be featured in “The Sixth Man” – the highly anticipated University of Kentucky basketball documentary about the fans of Big Blue Nation. In LBB’s own words, “The motivation is not to be famous, it’s to have fun until I drop dead.”
Laura Bell Bundy will perform at Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in historic downtown Greeneville, TN on Saturday, February 1st at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for orchestra and mezzanine level seating and $15 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679. NPAC offers online seat selection and no-fee ticketing. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am until 5 pm. The 1130 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School in Greeneville, TN. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.http://www.countryschatter.com/2014/01/laura-bell-bundy-to-perform-in-greeneville-tenn-feb-1/Concert InfoPress ReleaseAchin' and Shakin',Cooter Country,Giddy Up Go,Jordan Denby,laura bell bundy,LBBTV,Niswonger,OMC,radio city music hall