NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Oklahoma native Mikayla Lane owned the stage this past weekend at Troy Aikman’s Highway To Henryetta music festival, which was created by Aikman to benefit his hometown high school’s academic and athletic programs. The festival was headlined by country icon Blake Shelton with additional performances from Pat Green, Josh Abbott Band and Stoney LaRue among others.
“This was my first festival performance and I was honored to have shared the stage with such incredible acts who I really look up to. The rush I got from performing was crazy, but even more, because the audience was giving back that same energy! It was an amazing experience,” Mikayla shared.
Mikayla caught the eye of Shelton at the tender age of 13 when she was added to his OIe Red talent roster and now that relationship has come full circle as the two performed at Aikman’s inaugural festival. Mikayla performed two sets during the event, which “doubled the energy level when she was onstage (Tulsa World)” and also performed a song with George Dunham and the Bird Dogs during their set.
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About Mikayla Lane:
Seventeen-year-old Mikayla Lane is ambitious and driven–traits branded by her upbringing, lifestyle, personality and passions. With heart, vision and talent beyond her years, she knows what she wants and she is determined to chase her dream; her pursuit began early on. Mikayla was just 13 when she earned a spot on Blake Shelton’s OIe Red talent roster, which originated in Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and Mikayla’s home state. She has become a staple at the venue in Tishomingo and has appeared on the Ole Red stages in Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. The country music starlet has become a “fan-favorite” at a variety of notable venues, including Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa where she opened for Jon Wolfe. She is the venue’s youngest supporting act to date.
The songstress has written and co-produced a catalog of original tunes. As a tween, Mikayla recorded and released her debut EP, Rooftop Nights, and has since released seven studio recordings. She co-wrote and co-produced the single “Superman,” recorded in her bedroom and now approaching 80,000 streams, along with the corresponding music video, which premiered on CMT.com in October 2020. Mikayla also co-wrote and co-produced the single, “Drive” in 2021 and the track catapulted to the Top 10 on Spotify’s New Music Nashville.
In September 2021, Mikayla introduced her sophomore recording project, Miles From Nowhere, featuring four originals that embrace her western lifestyle. In keeping with family tradition and their mutual passion for rodeo and the lifestyle, Mikayla was recently named as the official spokesperson for the nation’s largest youth rodeo, the Vegas Tuffest Junior World Championship.