Lauren Duski Releases New Single, “Heart Hurt Good”

From The Voice to CMT’s Next Women of Country For Class of 2019

Lauren Duski Next Women of Country photo by Alexandra Arielle

Nashville’s country singer songwriter, Lauren Duski is thrilled share her next single “Heart Hurt Good.”

“Heart Hurt Good” is Lauren’s second single release. It is about the power of love – all the emotions that you feel when you meet that person that makes your heart hurt good. It is upbeat, it is powerful, it is a song that you can listen to on repeat.

This past week Lauren Duski was inducted as  CMT’s Next Women of Country For the Class of 2019 that features Anna Vaus, Emily Hackett, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Leah Turner, Rachel Wammack, Stephanie Quayle and Tenille Townes. “Next Women of Country” campaign is an campaign to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The campaign showcases emerging female artists across all CMT screens throughout the year, and in five years since its launch, CMT has expanded the initiative to include five CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY Tours, anchored by superstar acts including Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Sara Evans, a digital series, NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY LIVE, and more.

““I think it means that we have a lot of responsibility to represent this genre, and I don’t take that lightly. I think that remembering that we’re all here to represent country music in our best way possible and to shine a light on the women here in country,” she shares about what it means to be a member of Next Women of Country. “As an independent artist it really means a lot because it is tough trying to navigate that world and being a part of this class has been one of the greatest gifts of my life, not only to share a message like this but to have CMT and the Next Women give me a voice.”

Lauren showcased her song “Costume Party” at the Next Women of Country induction and expressed how excited she was that she was releasing her next single “Heart Hurt Good” all in the same week. 

“My second single “Heart Hurt Good” releases this week and then early next year my EP Midwestern Girl will be released,” said Lauren. “I am so excited and grateful for all that is happening with my music right now and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” 

A few months back, Duski released her empowering music video for her single, “Costume Party.” “Costume Party” has taken off and has inspired her fans to make their own videos sharing their stories and vulnerability. Once Lauren saw the impact the song was making with her fans she wanted to combine all the videos together to make this touching music video.

Watch the music video for “Costume Party” 


“Costume Party” was Lauren’s first debut single since her appearance on NBC’s The Voice where she finished up as runner up on Season 12. The song has been out a few months and it debuted at #15 on the US Country Charts on iTunes and as over 400,000 streams on Spotify where it appeared on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and charting all over the world. The track will be off her debut EP set to be released this year.

With a resume of experience dating back to a very young age, Lauren has developed into a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and performer. Originally from Gaylord, Michigan, she has been performing in front of audiences since the age of 7. Several local performances in her hometown led to many years of traveling across Northern Michigan with a band, performing classic country hits. Those shows allowed her the opportunity to open for acts including: Lonestar, Randy Travis, Confederate Railroad, and Bill Anderson. 

She began songwriting in middle school after getting her first guitar. She started posting videos of original songs and covers on Youtube while in high school, gaining significant views worldwide. Later as a student at the University of Michigan, Lauren focused more on songwriting but managed to keep up with local performances opening for Gloriana and Thompson Square.

After graduating in the spring of 2013 with her Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, she put her plans of attending dental school aside. She spent a few months in Chicago after graduation with opportunities to record original and commercial material, but Nashville became home in early 2014.

Most recently Lauren appeared on Season 12 of the hit NBC show The Voice, finishing as runner up. Her sultry voice and heartfelt vocals helped her earn this honor, and she’s looking forward all her new music in the coming months. 


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