Skylar Laine appeared at the Christmas At Graceland lighting ceremony today in Memphis, flipping the switch with several children who are patients at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to light up Graceland with holiday cheer. She also performed “White Christmas”, “Blue Christmas”, and “Winter Wonderland” before debuting an original song called “Settle Down” she cowrote with Chris DeStefano (who cowrote Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” and Scotty McCreery’s “Better Than That”) and Anne Preven.
“Settle Down” has an early Miranda Lambert vibe going but doesn’t sound much like anything Miranda’s released lately. Skylar sings about seeing everybody from her small town getting married and having kids but feeling like she has to leave town and pursue her dreams for now. But don’t worry, she tells her mama and daddy, one day she’ll want to come back home and “settle down.”
“Settle Down” (ORIGINAL SONG!)
Earlier in the day, Skylar sat down at the WREG News3 studios in Memphis for an interview and performance of “White Christmas”. During the interview she discussed her American Idol experience and also talked new music, saying that her album plans were moving slowly but she was working her way to the point of being able to record and release a full record. Skylar is signed with 19 Management, who has connected her to several country hitmakers including Nathan Chapman, Brett James, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Jeremy Stover, and Chris Tompkins.
Skylar performs “White Christmas”