Born and raised near Dallas, TX, Laney Rene Redmon (now Pickens) began her career as a professional backup dancer with Christian music artist Britt Nicole in 2014. Before falling in love with dancing, Laney's first and forever love wasn't a hobby or career, but a Savior and best friend Jesus. Laney specifically remembers being afraid of the dark as a little girl, and her mom telling her to "speak the name of Jesus and whatever fear you might be feeling will have to leave." This simple but profound idea is where Laney anchors her heart and ministry everyday. But after hundreds of shows as a backup dancer, Laney found herself at the end of an amazing and challenging season. With a desire to create in new ways, Laney moved to Nashville, Tennessee after four years on the road. Soon after moving, Laney released her debut single "Safe Place" in 2018. The following year Laney launched a boutique clothing brand and married her husband Clayton. In 2021, Laney gave birth to Rhonny Grace and her debut work Speak Your Name: Devotions and Declarations on the Reality of Jesus.