Dream loud. That’s the way Texas native Lance Kotara and Colorado belle LeAnna Kaufman live their lives. It was no surprise the two songwriters would find each other in Nashville. Their undeniable creative chemistry exploded, forming the duo, Lance and Lea. Lance describes their first songwriting session together as nothing short of amazing. “It was so magical how the songs just fell out of the air. Right away we knew we were onto something special.”
On a typical day, you can find the duo in their home studio, writing and laying down a new track. Lea says their determination and commitment to the music is indestructible. “To get our music out there, we had to learn how to record ourselves.” It’s been tough at times, but they both know it’s beneficial. “The hard work, the time, it’s all worth it. We’ve honed our craft, and every day we learn something new.” Marked by heart pounding harmonies, prominent guitars, and emotional lyrics and melodies, their collaborative genius is on fire, with over 200 songs already penned. And they were right. It was worth it. In 2016 the duo signed with Nashville’s Number One Group, and their first album with producer Paul Worley is scheduled for release in mid-2017. Their music is making the rounds internationally, garnering airplay in the UK, Ireland, and in Music City, Nashville Tennessee.
The duo hasn’t forgotten their past but uses the present for inspiration. They agree that something special happens when they both pick up a guitar, something that puts them in the moment where songs come to life.