Layken Urie is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Oklahoma City. By the age of four, Layken began performing at pageants, state fairs, festivals, opry’s, karaoke bars, and open mics. Carrying an affidavit in her pocket, playing anywhere she could get her hands on a microphone. At eighteen, Layken attended the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma where she furthered her education in music.
At twenty-one she found home in the corners of dusty dive bars in Oklahoma. Performing not only locally, but at venues such as Ole Red in Tishomingo, Brick House Saloon in Shawnee, and Buckin’ Wild Music Fest in Elk City. Layken found her way all across the state and beyond. She’s even had the opportunity to open for the late Joe Diffie and Stoney LaRue in Hardtner Kansas.
A thrilling time in her life when weekends were spent in the dim lights of smoky bars, and people gathered to hear their favorite songs. Where she released her first EP, and where she played with talented musicians who became family, and had the opportunity to perform and write as her most authentic self.
She credits her success at home to the enormous amount of support she felt from friends and family. Whether she’s known them her whole life, or met them along the journey, she took joy and pride in filling favorite local spots with Oklahoma’s best Country Music fans.
Now at twenty-four Layken calls Nashville Tennessee home. She writes with truth, and sings with soul. She brings a classic western glam and grit like no other. She believes Country Music is for anyone and everyone and hopes she can inspire people to lead with kindness and love.