Lori grew up in Houston, Texas and began singing at the age of 5. She nurtured her love for music by singing in church and school choirs, then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Belmont University as a music major. During her second year at Belmont, she was offered a recording contract and began recording professionally and also touring as a back-up singer for Gospel artist, Michael W. Smith. Lori also worked as a session singer in Nashville, lending her voice to numerous artists’ albums.
Later on, Lori became a one half of the pop duo “Wilshire” and the band moved to Los Angeles. Wilshire’s unique sound quickly caught on, landing them a record deal with Columbia Records and Warner-Chappell Publishing. The duo wrote their hit single, “Special,” which climbed the Billboard Top 20 chart. They toured with artists like Train and Seal, as well as performing live on Late Night, The Sharon Osbourne Show, the Wayne Brady Show, and Pepsi Smash.
Today, Lori continues to write, record, and perform. She has written and recorded songs for CBS and other Networks, as well as films. Her voice can be heard on national commercials for brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Claritin.