Skylar Laine lists Miranda Lambert as one of her biggest musical influences. So much so, that she sang the Pistol Annies' hit "Hell on Heels" for her Season 11 audition for American Idol.
She continued singing a mix of classic and modern country songs and was voted off during the Top 5 show. Her song choices ranged from "Fancy" to "Islands In the Stream" to "Don't You Wanna Stay" to "I Heard It Through The Grapevine".
She participated in the live tour following Idol and signed with 19 Entertainment's management after she moved to Nashville in 2012. She released her debut album, Dirt Covered Lace, in 2015.