Lauren Winans

Regional artist Lauren Winans to release new single ‘Wine Me Up’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Lauren Winans’ new single “Wine Me Up” will be released on April 30, 2024 on all streaming platforms. This is the first single off Winans’ new EP, the “Truth will Set You Free.” The release and music is a collaboration between Winans and the WVU Music Business and Industry Program.

“The Truth Will Set You Free” EP is Lauren’s 10 year journey of love, divorce and heartache. The songs are a collection of the last 10 years with songwriters Seth Maynar,  Emily Shakelton-James (Carly Pearce) and Shanna Crooks-Perez (Demi Lovato). She spent 11 years in Nashville songwriting, and promoting her music. Her music has been featured on the Oxygen Channel, AT&T and for women’s cosmetics Senegence, where she was a spokesperson. 

Returning to her home state, Lauren Winans is currently the host of WBOY’s successful lifestyle television show 304 TODAY. Her program features lifestyles, culture and music throughout the state and region. She was recently recognized by Gov. Jim Justice for her efforts as a news reporter supporting the arts and lifestyles in West Virginia. 

Lauren worked exclusively with the WVU Music Business and Industry Program to bring this EP to life. The MBI program has a working recording session band that works with artists to develop their music. The students in the program get real-world experience working in a recording studio and with artists to develop their skills as musicians. 

When not covering the news in the state, Lauren is a native of Buckhannon, WV. Where she is a mother of two. She is an advocate for abused women and an active member of her church. 

Mon Hills Music Group serves as a collection of independent record labels from West Virginia University. For more information on Mon Hills Music Group, please visit

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