"She's generating praise for a voice that's bright, expressive, and immediately recognizable, as well as a genuine earthiness that can't be manufactured or taught."  NASHVILLE CITY PAPER

Featured in NASHVILLE SCENE'S list of "Five Women Threatening To Give Mainstream Music A Good Name," along with Lori McKenna, Sarah Buxton, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.

"Because of her poppy spunk and girl-you-know delivery, the Columbia native will remind you of Dolly Parton sipping tea with Wynonna in a blues joint." THE STATE

"Lauren Lucas's self-released debut EP is bursting with songs that could be hits with some marketing muscle, but "Riverstone" isn't one of them. That's because it's a worthy addition to the great country tradition of murder ballads, which the genre has rejected in favor of fetishizing blameless death (preferably that of a child, ideally from cancer). But the lyrical image of a naked woman with a Bible in one hand and a whiskey bottle in the other? As a wise man (well, David Allan Coe, anyway) once sang, 'If that ain't country, I'll kiss your ass.'"  POP IDOLATOR