Lance Carpenter, songwriter
When I first came to Nashville I was afraid to put 50% into being a songwriter and 50% into being an artist for fear I’d fail at both. So I put 100% into becoming the best writer I could be. In the summer of 2012 I was blessed to be offered and sign my first publishing deal. That has allowed me to turn some of my focus into my artistry
On February 7th I released my self-titled debut album (independently) on my own record label “Hillbilly Pride Records”. I am very excited at how well it turned out. I have to thank all the folks that brought it together co-writers, musicians, graphics, photographers, but especially Jason Massey who produced the project and Forest Glen Whitehead who assisted with production and also co-wrote 3 of the songs with me. Jason is just unbelievable at bringing a song to life and I believe he will be producing many major projects in the future!
On Feb 7th My album release party was held at The Listening Room Cafe. It marked the first full band performance of my career. I told a few friends this may be my first and last or my first of many full band shows moving forward. Over 350 people attended the event and I was overwhelmed and felt so blessed that many folks would show up to see/hear me sing. I will never forget that feeling as I walked off stage…what an amazing experience.
My next full band performance will be in my hometown of Ozark, Arkansas at Thunder on the Mountain. This is the first year for this Country Music Festival and I will be performing with some amazing artists like Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry, and fellow Arkansan Justin Moore!
My debut single “One Shot” will be released to radio June 2013 and I plan to do a Texas tour this summer. I really don’t know what lies ahead but I definitely look forward to the journey!