Born and raised in B.C., Laurie burst on to the music scene by winning the first CBC National du Maurier Search for Stars. She went on to appear on The Tommy Hunter Show, Sun Country with Ian Tyson and to write and record four albums of original songs. After 23 years of singing, song-writing, recording and touring as a club, festival and concert performer Laurie decided to step away from the spotlight. She moved to Japan for a well-earned break and to teach English to children for a year. One year turned into ten and when she returned to Canada, Laurie had a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Young Learners and an Oxford University Press song-writing contract in her back pocket. In April 2016, Laurie Thain was inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame.