I don’t know if this guy’s ever met a stranger…Lance Carpenter grew up on a cattle farm in Ozark, Arkansas and taught himself to play guitar in college at Arkansas Tech University where he played football and was a member of the 1999 Gulf South Conference Championship team. in 2007, while working in Portland, Maine, Lance got the oportunity to performing his orignal songs on stage for the first time at “The Stadium” thanks to a friend performing there. After barely attracting the attention of anyone, Lance was determined to write songs that would draw in an entire room. After a quick google search for “songwriting” he discovered the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) and became a member on his 26th birthday. Lance made his first trip to Nashville in February 2008 to attend NASI Song Camp 101. It was on that trip, while sitting in the audience watching song camp coaches and mentors perform “in the round” at Douglas Corner when Lance realized “that is what I want to do for the rest of my life”. Lance knew how difficult it would be and that becoming an overnight sensation could take 10 years or more. However, in 3 short years, while building a catalog of songs and figuring out who he is as a writer, Lance has been able to build relationships with many profesionals in the music industry as well as make a name for himself that is beginning to spoken up and down music row.
He has had the honor of collaborating with some of the best writers and artists in the business and has recieved top honors in songwriting contests such as the American Songwriters Magazine lyric contest, Billboard Songwriting Contest, Dallas Songwriters Contest and has placed runner up in the past two years of the NSAI/CMT contest. In February 2011 at the advice of some industry veterans, Lance made the move and Nashville, TN became his home. Many believe it is just a matter of time before Lance is a household name among the elite songwriters in the business.
You can find Lance performing regularly at The Listening Room Cafe, Bluebird Cafe, Commodore Grill, and several other venues in and around Nashville TN.