Music Spotlight: Darci Lynne

Darci Lynne

It’s hard to believe that I interviewed 13-year-old Darci Lynne six years ago. In 2018, she was the reigning winner of season 12 of America’s Got Talent proving her skills as an exceptional ventriloquist, puppeteer, and entertainer. Lynne was in town to perform at the Ryman and the Opry.

I remember thinking, “If she can sing that well with her mouth closed, how great she would be singing with her mouth open.”  The answer is, “Very well.”

Lynne said, “The day after I won, it was wild. I woke up to a completely different life.”

With her polished, impeccable skills as a ventriloquist, clever storylines, and dialogue, she continues to amaze her fans of all ages. Her incredible talent is displayed for the world to see on stage.

Even with all the success, Lynne wanted something more. In 2022, she co-starred in her first film, “A Cowgirl’s Song,” alongside Cheryl Ladd, Rachel Cannon, and Savannah Lee May. Not a novice at being in front of a camera, Lynne was a natural as an actress.

Shane Henry and Maggie McClure of The Imaginaries produced the music for the film. They even teamed up to sing “Just Breathe,” a song featured in the movie.

When Lynne decided to leap of faith as a solo artist, she turned to her fellow Oklahomans, Maggie and Shane Henry. Together, the three of them wrote the song “Push Our Luck,” which would ultimately be Lynne’s first single.

The teen said, “I started writing the song about a year ago and I had written quite a bit of it, but it kind of just needed a little oomph and some help from some pretty seasoned musicians and so I brought it to them and they loved my idea and what I had so far and we kind of just ran with it.”

She said of her new song, “I’m just over the moon about debuting as a singer/songwriter and couldn’t be more thrilled for people to hear ‘Push Our Luck.’ I wrote this song about those first-time feelings when you’re out on a date. I think most of us have stayed out after curfew because we were having so much fun, so I really hope when people listen to this song, they’re brought back to a moment, a person, or a time when they pushed their luck.”

Darci Lynne

She even took a risk and performed her new song on America’s Got Talent Fantasy League a few weeks ago. “I went to the show, not necessarily doing the same thing I have been doing for the past seven years.”

It wasn’t what the judges were expecting, but she performed without puppets anyway. Even though she didn’t make it past the second round, it was a great chance for America to see her in a new light. She was praised for following her heart.

“I am not quitting ventriloquism and throwing away the puppets. I am kind of just opening another door,” she explained.

Songwriting is very important to Lynne, and she will continue to write in Oklahoma and Nashville as time allows. But right now, a new show in the works will continue to showcase her amazing ventriloquism skills (she is the best I have ever seen) but also include her newfound passion, being a solo artist.

And the multi-talented teen would like to continue to do movies when the opportunity arises.

Once a shy child, Lynne is a natural-born performer. She excels at finding her niche and doing it effortlessly. But, like the rest of us, there is more to her than just one thing. Look for Lynne to continue singing and acting. With a voice that fabulous, it would be a shame if she didn’t.

You can follow Lynne on her websiteInstagramX(Twitter)FacebookYouTube, and all streaming platforms. And check out her super fun TikTok account. She has nearly 5 million followers.

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Bethany Bowman is a freelance entertainment writer. You can follow her blogInstagram, and X(Twitter).



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