Teacher Takes Leap of Faith Into Country Music Career

Being a teacher and being a rock star have at least one thing in common: you need to know how to create a captive audience.

Which is why Zach Laughlin, a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Education with a degree in mathematics education, feels prepared for the stage, in a way.

"To be a good teacher, you have to be transparent. Every kid is different, and I had to figure out what makes a kid tick. I would try to do my best to relate to that kid," said Laughlin. "It's the same way in music; having to engage a classroom of high schoolers is kind of like engaging a crowd."


Nashville has been taken over by the “hop in my truck, let me take you down a back road” music for quite some time now. It’s rather refreshing to see a husband and wife making waves. That’s just what Allison and Zach Laughlin, of the duo Laughlin, are doing in Athens, Georgia. Having met on the campus of UGA, Zach and Allison began writing songs together when they first met and have been making music ever since.

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