That's Just the Memphis in Me
Influences: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Sam Phillips, Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty. Lance had a Billboard Top 100 record in the late 80's,'Dangerous Ground,' on another independent label called Bootstrap Records. It also went to #1 on the independent chart. He then spent six years as a staff writer for the Nashville based publishing company, Talbot Music Group, where he wrote the title cut for Johnny Rodriguez' Hightone Records release, 'You Can Say That Again.' Lance has performed with such legends as Merle Haggard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kris Kristofferson, Eddie Rabbitt, and others. From his days playing the Memphis bar scene to his time spent in Nashville, Lance's new Barstool Records release, 'That's Just The Memphis In Me', is the culmination of twenty years of making music. 'This is not your little sister's Country Music' Lance states. 'What I mean by that is that this is not an over-produced pop sounding country record. It is not smothered in reverbs and the song content is more about adult situations that are not far removed from reality. Everybody doesn't love everybody and all is not right with the world so I'm not going to write uptempo positive songs trying to make believe that we're living in a utopia. I write about love that works, love that hurts, the mental anguish of living paycheck to paycheck and the things some of us do to escape the pain. This is a country record.'