Dream loud. That’s the way Texas native Lance Kotara & Colorado cowgirl LeAnna Kaufman live their lives. It was no surprise the two songwriters would find each other in Nashville, forming the duo Lance and Lea.
Marked by heart pounding harmonies, prominent guitars & emotional lyrics & melodies, their collaborative genius is on fire, with over 400 songs already written together. Their first album “There Goes My Heart,” with Grammy award winning producer Paul Worley was released in late 2018 and their music has garnered airplay in the UK, Ireland, and in Music City, Nashville Tennessee.
The duo already has an award under their belt, winning “New Artist Of The Year” at the 2019 iHeart Radio Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards in Lea’s home state of Colorado. “There Goes My Heart” was also nominated for Album Of The Year at the 2020 iHeart Radio RMCMA’s.
In 2020 the couple raised over $16K on a fan funded crowdfunding campaign for their album “Great Big World” which was released early 2021. That same year, in the middle of a pandemic, they booked a 31 date Backyard PopUp Tour all over the US covering 26 states & over 12,000 miles in an effort to bring live music back to the people.
In 2021 they completed an 80 date, four month long Summer Tour, playing to even more fans across the US – this time traveling in a vintage RV aka “The Honeybee.”
The duo is set to release their first single off the new album “Songs From The Road” in July 2022 with a 50 date Summer tour kicking off as well.