Singer/Songwriter Renee Olstead Releases New Song 'Help Me Make It Through'
Multi-talented actress, singer and songwriter Renee Olstead has worked tirelessly on her new music and is excited to share her classy country record with the world. The song is a cover from legend Sammi Smith, written by Kris Kristofferson in 1970. Listen to the song "Help Me Make It Through The Night"
Olstead was recently nominated for a 59th Annual Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for the song "Do You Want to Know a Secret." She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture and a Grammy for Best Arrangement for "Summertime" from her self-titled debut album (produced by 16-time Grammy Award Winner David Foster). Olstead also recently starred as the love interest of Evan Peters in The Grand Southern's latest music video "Traded Heaven." It premiered exclusively on Billboard and you can view it here. She is currently back in the studio recording her upcoming album.
Olstead is no stranger to Hollywood. Her breakout role was playing Madison Cooperstein on ABC Family's hit show The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The show ran for five seasons and boasts several People's Choice & Teen Choice Award nominations. Her dedicated fan base has earned her a large social media presence with a verified Twitter of over 82,000 Twitter followers, and an verified Instagram of over 66,000 followers.
Olstead has also had huge success on the big screen. She played Jess Felton in the hit Universal Pictures film, UNFRIENDED which grossed over $42 million worldwide with only a budget of $1 million. The popularity and fan following earned the film a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite Thriller Movie.
Despite her busy schedule, Olstead is dedicated to leading a healthy and active lifestyle. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, musician Tommy King, and their two amazing rescue dogs. In her free time Olstead dedicates her time to various animal shelters and charities. Olstead holds several other charity organizations close to her heart including: Lambda Legal, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF Next Generation and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.