Lainie (Elaine) Shearer was born in Hamlin, TX September 14. She remembers singing and picking out TV commercial tunes on the piano at the age of three. Lainie comes from a very musical family. Her mother was a church pianist and organist for 60 years. Her father sang bass in a men’s quartet. Lainie grew up singing in church practically from birth on. She has always been an active participant in the music programs in every church she has been a member. She attended Hamlin High School and Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. While in High School, she played alto saxophone in the High School band and stage band and was also Drum Major her senior year. She also played saxophone in her church orchestra for many years. Lainie has enjoyed playing alto and tenor sax as a substitute in the Kingwood Big Band, part of the Kingwood Lone Star College, which played 40’s Big Band music. She also played with the Kingwood Community Band for several years. Lainie participated in Prison Ministry singing with a band, U TURN, leading worship at the Atascocita Boot Camp. While living in Baton Rouge, LA in the 1990’s, Lainie sang with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. She currently sings in the Kingwood North Campus 2nd Baptist Church choir. Lainie has been singing at The Liberty Opry since 2010 and became part of the cast in 2011. She says it is the first time she has had a place to sing the country songs that she grew up listening to. And singing along with the radio all her life was great practice for singing harmony back-up for the other singers at the Opry. Lainie married Frank Shearer in June of 1978 in Hamlin, TX. They raised their children in Kingwood where Frank and Lainie still live. They have 3 grown children, Brad Shearer, Ryan Shearer and Robin Davis. They also have 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Some of Lainie’s favorite things besides music and being with family are being a Native West Texan and anything about Texas, dogs, Hereford cattle, shopping and baking. Lainie is also an admitted chocoholic.