EUGENE, Ore. - Although still a little jet-lagged from performing on the other side of the world in Asia, University of Oregon grad Halie Loren was recenlty back in her hometown of Corvallis to headline an event.
"It was a thrilling adventure of three countries, three weeks and non-stop concerts," Loren told KVAL News. "We were so well received. It was just so inspiring overall, it was one of my favorite experiences, ever."
But on this day, there's no time to rest as she prepared for the U.S. release of her latest album, "Heart First".
"The only thing that's better than traveling to wonderful places around the world is coming back home to a place that I love," Loren told KVAL News at KLCC radio studios, "and Eugene is definitely a wonderful place to live."
Loren graduated from the University of Oregon after attending Corvallis High School.
In between selling out concerts across the Pacific and an upcoming show with the Moscow Symphony, Loren made time for something close to her heart: she performed with a symphony orchestra for a fundraiser to support Oregon State student musicians.
"It's a really amazing meshing of worlds," she said.