Mikayla Lane is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Tulsa with a new music video set to premiere Friday on CMT.com.
Lane hit another big milestone in her career just a few recently when she took center stage at Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom for the first time.
“It's just such an atmosphere and a vibe,” said Lane. “It’s just somewhere you want to be.”
Lane opened for country music singer Jon Wolfe, a dream come true for the young musical artist.
“So many historical people have played there and I just think it's super cool to walk in the footsteps of them,” she said.
Lane is making a name for herself on the country music scene. She's a regular act at the Hunt Club in downtown Tulsa and also at Blake Shelton's venues in both Tishomingo and Nashville.
“Ole Red is amazing and I've played there, the Tishomingo location, since I was 13. So it's been an amazing opportunity. And I play the one in Nashville every chance I get, about every month or so,’ said Lane. “I love connecting with people, it's one of my favorite things, getting to meet new people and building relationships.”
Lane has been singing since she was 5 years old and by the time she turned 11, she knew she wanted to take her music to the next level.
“I really knew I wanted to get serious about my music and want to do this as a career whenever I was 11 and a super young age to know. I was like, ‘this is what I want to do. I love doing it. I want to get better at it,’” Lane said.
She’s released several songs over the past few years, but said her most recent single is her proudest project yet. It’s called "Superman”— a song she co-wrote with her band leader, John Conrad.
“I know it’s going to be relatable to a lot of people,” said Lane.
Friday at midnight Lane dropped the music video for that song. It is packed with familiar scenes from around the state, like the Great Salt Plains and the Tulsa skyline.
“It was super Oklahoma and I think that's really cool,” Lane said. “The video turned out to be something I'm really proud of.”
Being an Oklahoma girl is something else that makes Mikayla proud. When she's not on stage in sequins, you'll find her doing something in the outdoors.
“It's super peaceful. It's just something I enjoy,” she said.
She loves fishing her family's farm pond and going to the woods with her dad.
“We actually went turkey hunting in the spring and I got my first one by myself,” said Lane.
But nothing compares to Mikayla Lane's love for music.
“I'm happy where I am now, but I'm always wanting to be bigger and better,” she said.
And nothing will stop her from working hard to make her all her big dreams come true.
“It's been a huge dream of mine to play up here for you guys,” Lane told the crowd at Cain’s before she wrapped up her set and walked off stage. “Thank you guys so much.”