Lance Carpenter, a co-writer on Kelsea Ballerini’s recent #1 smash single “Love Me Like You Mean It,” follows up his songwriting success with the Hay Days EP, hitting online retailers on August 5th. The project contains six heartfelt tracks, five of which were co-written by Lance, that reflect upon his humble small town beginnings. Songs range from the inspirational title track to “Behind This Guitar,” which emphasizes the importance of not forgetting the good people along life’s perilous journey.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to share this new project with everyone,” says Lance. “I’ve had the privilege of working with some great songwriters in town and the EP turned out better that I ever could have expected.”
It has been a year of highs for Lance Carpenter. After celebrating a recent #1 single with Kelsea Ballerini, it was announced that Lance had re-signed an exclusive publishing deal with Parallel Music Publishing
“Lance is a talented songwriter and vocalist,” says Tim Hunze, Partner of Parallel Music Publishing. “His authentic country sound is reminiscent of legends in the past.”
About Lance Carpenter
The Arkansas native and former college football player hasn’t stopped creating new opportunities since his move to Nashville in 2011. His most recent endeavor involves teaming up with local songwriters Josh Kerr and Forest Glen Whitehead to co-write the number-one, country smash hit, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” with Black River Entertainment’s female powerhouse vocalist Kelsea Ballerini. While music was always an integral part of his upbringing, football initially took precedent during his younger years. In college, as a member of Arkansas Tech University’s 1999 Conference Championship Wonder Boys team, Lance spent time juggling football practice and teaching himself to play guitar. His gift for songwriting did not go unnoticed after his move to Nashville. In just 18 short months, Lance signed his first major publishing deal and had secured two major cuts. In 2014, Lance co-wrote the song “This is Our Home” after the devastating tornadoes in Central Arkansas. In return, he donated 100% of the proceeds to the disaster relief efforts. Throughout his performance career, he has shared the stage with many notable country singers such as Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and Justin Moore.
For more information about Lance Carpenter, to view his upcoming tour dates or to purchase physical copies of his music, visit www.lancecarpentermusic.com
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