We are Joel & LeAnne and we are the husband and wife duo team "2Country4Nashville"...REAL Country For REAL People!!
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2Country4Nashville is 100% REAL Country Music - The Traditional Honky Tonk kind of Country Music. Joel & LeAnne are bringing back Great Songs that tell a story, Great Vocals & Harmonies that can deliver those stories, & Twangy Guitars to drive them home...The way REAL Country Music used to be & will be again!!
Joel & LeAnne, the husband/wife duo known as “2Country4Nashville”, sing all your favorite traditional country music hits made famous by legends like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, and Conway & Loretta, just to name a few. And Joel’s voice can sound amazingly just like his legendary and living heroes of country music.
With a love story all their own, brought together by the untimely death of LeAnne’s late husband, who was also Joel’s best friend, the two have now been married for just over 10 years. With a shared love of music, the two began singing together as “2Country4Nashville” about 6 years ago.
Their duo name came about when they auditioned for a Nashville-based reality country music competition and were loved by the judges but were told they were actually just “too country” for the show. They decided to do a play-on-words since there were 2 of them, and from that their fun duo name was coined. LeAnne is quick to mention that “it is not meant as a slam against Nashville….we love our city. We just play the style of music that is unfortunately not heard as much around Nashville today. We’re just striving to keep traditional REAL Country music alive!”
Joel is hard to miss with his signature pompadour hairstyle and his handmade “Sparklecaster” bright orange guitar. You have to look closely to see that his guitar is aptly named “Freida” (not “Fender” as it may first appear) after his wife’s first name. “I learned that I could talk my wife into a new guitar by naming it after her. From now on, all my new guitars are going to be named “Freida”. Of course, LeAnne is a great completion to the duo with her matching sparkling orange tambourine and fun personality!
Joel lives and breathes music, and his passion is paying off after he and wife, LeAnne, a Franklin schoolteacher of 22yrs, decided to get him off the road as a truckdriver and give him have a chance to sing and play for his supper! Whether they're fronting the whole band, 2Country4Nashville, or singing as a duo, their energy on stage is contagious! Singing the songs of the great country legends themselves (and sounding like them too!). 2Country4Nashville is bringing back REAL Legendary Country Music.
Joel, a former truck driver now turned school bus driver, has been playing guitar since he was 10yrs old. Music has always been a big part of his life & anyone who's seen & heard him perform know that he was meant to be on the stage singin' & playin'. LeAnne begged him to quit truck driving a few years ago--to seriously pursue music. He only recently began driving a school bus to help make ends meet...but music is and always will be what he's about!! "My dream is to sing and play till the day I die...I wanna be like Little Jimmy Dickens - 91yrs old and still doin it!!".
LeAnne loves to support Joel's passion for his music. "It thrills me to see him so happy and doing what he loves to do. In fact, it's hard for me to get him to STOP singing...he loves it so much! But I love that about him and I'm just so happy I'm able to be a part of it with him!"
Their love and passion for one another is visible on and off stage. Their eyes catch one another during a song, and you can just see their spark that they share! With the rhinestones in their shirts and the spark in their eyes, the two are definitely putting the “sparkle and twang” back in country music!
We're all about Real Deal Traditional Country Honky Tonk Music!!! Buck Owens & Bakersfield Twang, Sparkle Telecaster Guitars, Vintage Western Wear & Cowboy Boots, & Rockin' Good Times!!! Great Duet & harmony vocals, True Country chicken pickin' & twangy guitars...We're all about keeping it REAL... & Country.