Lora Reynolds, and her husband, Billy Ray Reynolds, have been writing, recording, and performing country and spiritual songs together since 2006, having first met at the Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival when she lived in Pensacola. She is a singer songwriter and musician, co-writing several of the songs on their duet album, "Country Music Love Affair," a 14-song collection that was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Lora tracks vocals and plays dobro and lap steel on the record, whcih was released in 2018. A native of Illinois, Lora often quips that she "got to the South as fast as I could," calling various parts of the Southeast and Gulf Coast her home now for over 20 years. She grew up with a love for music, and began singing and writing her own songs as a teenager. While she has played several instruments, she was particularly drawn to the haunting sound of the dobro, listening to Jerry Douglas in his early years performing with Alison Krauss & Union Station. But it was not until a friend of Billy Ray's brought her a dobro to try did she hear the sound in person, and knew immediately that she had found her sound, later adding lap steel. A chance meeting with the legendary songwriter, Billy Ray Reynolds, at a Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival Event was a signature moment in their lives, both personally and professionally. They began a collaboration that has allowed them to write and perform their original country and spiritual songs to audiences from Nashville to Key West, and along the way, it has given true meaning to their album's title cut, "Country Music Love Affair." Today, she proudly calls Mt. Olive, Mississippi home, where she and Billy Ray love spoiling their rescue dog, "Mac."