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Melissa Lawson

Updated on February 9, 2013

Melissa Lawson: 2008 Nashville Star

Melissa Lawson is the Texas mother of five with an incredible voice who defeated fellow contestant Gabe Garcia to win the 2008 season of Nashville Star, the NBC reality TV series that seeks to find new country stars.

Her first single, "What If It All Goes Right," was released on iTunes in August 2008.

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Melissa Lawson Wins and Slims

Melissa Lawson was nearly 300 pounds when she auditioned for Nashville Star, but each week of the show saw her slimming down and continuing to amaze judges and viewers with her awesome voice. In the end, Lawson lost about 45 pounds during the competition and won the show, beating finalists Gabe Garcia and Shawn Mayer, who placed second and third, respectively.

Lawson won a contract with Warner Bros. Records and also earned a trip to Beijing to sing her new single, What If It All Goes Right, at the Olympics.

The 32-year-old singer has five boys ranging in age from 11 months to 8 years and is a native of Arlington, Texas. Prior to winning the trip to Beijing, her only trip outside the U.S. had been a visit to Cancun on her honyemoon.

What If It All Goes Right - Download the winning single

What If It All Goes Right
What If It All Goes Right

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"What If It All Goes Right" Lyrics

What if that road that you're taking's a dead end

What if love leaves you all jaded and broken

what if that limb breaks you're climbing out on

yeah, what if it all goes wrong

But, what if it all goes right

what if it all works out

what if the stars line up

and good luck rains down

what if you chase your dreams

and it changes your whole life

Yeah, what if it all goes right

What if that road is a beautiful slow drive

what if that love ends up lasting a life time

what if that limb holds you, oak tree strong

what if this time nothing goes wrong

what if it all goes right

what if it all works out

what if the stars line up

and good luck rains down

what if you chase your dreams

and it changes your whole life

Yeah, what if it all goes right

what if you climb to the mountain top

and touch the sky

grab a cloud as it passes by

you might fall you might fall

but then again you might fly

what if it all goes right

what if it all works out

what if the stars line up

and good luck rains down

what if you chase your dreams

and it changes your whole life

Yeah, what if it all goes right

Melissa Performs Her First Single, "What if All Goes Right" - See the singer perform her first single on Opry Live

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I am still following your work and supporting you in whatever you do Melissa. Kids Defense Team is behind you 100% www.kidsdefenseteam.org

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      tdove 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      Thanks for joining the group for A Day of Hope!

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      ChristopherScot1 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining the group for A Day of Hope!

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      ChristopherScot1 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining the group for A Day of Hope!