FBF: Oak Cliff’s Lisa Layne and the Christmas classic she originated

Photo via lisalayne.com

Lisa Layne is one of the most-searched terms on our website, and it’s been that way for years.

Layne is a singer from Oak Cliff; she grew up near Westmoreland and Kiest. While she’s had a long career in entertainment, it’s safe to say she’s most famous for the now-classic Christmas song she originated, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Here’s how that happened, as told in the November 2010 Advocate.

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In 1986, she answered a newspaper ad from Vince Vance and the Valiants, ‘who were looking for three female singers to sing the three-girl group songs,’ she says. It turned out to be an event that changed her life.

During her five-year tenure with the band, Layne attracted quite a bit of attention for her mature voice with its heat-filled sound, a perfect fit for Vance’s vision of recording the now-Christmas-classic.

Layne also is a Patsy Cline impersonator and for years toured with a Patsy Cline show. She also sells jewelry on her website, and she put out an album of country songs in 2015.

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You’ll want to watch the original 1993 video for Layne’s Christmas hit and then emulate some of those hairstyles and outfits:

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