Lonna was a wonderful guest speaker, and she was fantastic. Her compassion and caring showed through just as much as her talent! We can’t wait to have her back.
Ever since Lonna Hardin has been old enough to talk, caring for people and a deep love for singing is planted within. Looking back now, the deeply thoughtful and surprisingly enterprising woman reminisces about her innocent and inquisitive youth. “I would always walk up and down my high school hallway singing,” she said. Raised in both Texas and Michigan, Hardin was so passionate and outgoing about her voice, her classmates asked her to sing at school events. At the age of 16, a nickname emerged, “Songbird.” Since that time, not only is Lonna singing, writing, speaking and connecting with audiences around the world, she’s also defying statistics, beating the odds, and a trailblazer for the most voiceless and vulnerable. She is Chief Imagination Officer of Live Your Song LLC an entertainment, multi media and education company that encourages women, children, and youth to “Live Their Song,” unleash their passions and live life to the fullest. Learn more about Lonna below.
Lonna Hardin’s musical talent, performing abilities and dedication, resulted in an impressive history of achievements. At age 5, Lonna knew she was destined to sing. At age 12, she did her first recording single, singing the lead on Ordinary People with gospel music legend, Charles Fold. She was later offered two recording deals and was featured on the 2006 release of the “New Soul,” by Redeemedsoul.com.
Lonna is also well known as a featured independent artist on the top 150 gospel stations in the United States. Lonna has appeared on TBN and travels extensively throughout the country.
Ms. Hardin is internationally recognized and previously credited as #17 on the International Top 30 Artist list. She has opened for such renowned artists as General Colin Powell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Marvin Sapp, Ben Tankard and Lisa Page Brooks. As a young adult wanting to learn more about the music industry, Lonna worked doing concert promotions for artists including R Kelly, Snoop Dog and Escape under the direction of Coast to Coast productions.
Ms. Hardin has worked with several well known producers and artists including Berris Bolton from Bad Boy Productions., Chipper Dixon of Darkchild Productions, and received advice from Executive Producer Roger Ryan of Aftertouch Music.
Lonna was invited to be an extra in Tyler Perry’s 2009 movie release,“I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” and also starred in the Hit Stage Play “I’m Not Ready Yet” where she portrayed Crystal a nightclub singer looking to make it big.
Lonna Hardin has authored and published over 7 books. She is well known for her powerful personal development and leadership book titled, “Voiceprint: How to find your voice, live your song, and unleash your purpose,” as well as the Melody’s Song children’s book series. Lonna is nominated as “Rising Author” for the 2019 Indie Author Legacy Awards and is a previous recipient for the Arts Fund and Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Her books are available at over 49,000 locations worldwide. Lonna is featured at libraries, museums, conferences, workshops, book fairs, and events across the country.
Whether surrounded by celebrities, children, youth, and every day people Lonna continues to remain true to her commitment to bring smiles, touch hearts, and change lives everywhere she goes.