Take This Heart
Loralie was born and raised in Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. Her mother made her take piano lessons at an early age telling her: "Someday you'll be glad that you practiced." In high school Loralie began playing and singing with her church youth group using a guitar given to her by the youth minister at her church. Singing and writing songs was an outlet and an escape from life's struggles. During her time at the University of Oregon, she continued to sing, often singing in the stairwell for the good acoustics. But then life intervened and service as a Marine Corps Officer, motherhood, a graduate degree, work as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, and numerous moves to various states put singing and songwriting on the back burner. While living in a suburb of Kansas City, Loralie was encouraged to sing at her church and began writing songs that focus on her faith in Jesus Christ. The death of her mother in January 2005 prompted her to write the moving "My Mother's Hands" as a tribute to her mother and a way to share her mother's life story. Numerous requests for copies of "My Mother's Hands" encouraged her to consider recording the song. She began a search for the perfect studio. Ultimately this led her to Back at the Ranch Studio in Waco, TX where she laid down the tracks for her first CD. Take This Heart. Take This Heart contains a variety of songs that reflect the diversity of Loralie's back ground and faith. From songs that tell a story to praise and worship to even a bit of country, the songs reflect the variety of influences in Loralie's musical background. Loralie currently resides in Overland Park, KS.