Saturday, 23 April 2016

Lance King’s The Country Beat

 This has certainly been a very exciting past few months for me personally with the US and International success of my Stephen Wrench (Grammy nominated producer) produced the song “Love You All The Way”.  Recorded in Nashville the musicians were from such notable groups as Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Brooks and Dunn Stephen molded the song into a formidable contender to go up against the top Country Music artist in the Industry. “Love You All The Way” has spent the last 11 weeks on either The Euro Indie Music Charts peaking at # 12 or on The Digital Radio Tracker Charts peaking at #23 on the US National Top 50 Country Chart. Both charting companies chart 1000’s of stations World Wide. Seeing my name on the charts between Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney was a super big thrill. One week I was enjoying that fact that I was on top of Carrie Underwood (musically speaking of course) and my, Toni-Anne wife replied “In Your Dreams.”
 At the end of March Toni-Anne and I traveled back to Nashville where we met up with my producer, Stephen Wrench and we recorded 6 new songs. The first release from that session is “Driftin” which was written by my Dad, B.C. Country Music Association hall of fame member Ed King. He had success with the song about 20 years ago but a good song, is a good song, is a good song. Stephen and I really liked the song so we used mandolin in it and it turned out so well it became first out of the gate. We plan to release the next 5 in 10 to 12 week intervals.
With the success of “Love You All The Way” and the anticipated success of “Driftin” the push is on to find booking agents to help find me suitable bookings in Canada as well as abroad. Because of the songs US success I am also working on obtaining a US work visa and a green card. I am also anticipating a very successful “Rise Up Tour 2016” show in White Rock on Saturday May 7th with my co-host and friend Delaney Rose. Delaney has put together a fantastic line up of guests for this show and it is my understanding that ticket sales are brisk.
 Well it’s time to go vacuum my pool so for now I’ll just say Thank-you Mark (of Rosner Management) for helping me to organize a plan to succeed in this magical business we call the music business. Thank-you Stephen for making my music sound fantastic and Thank-you Musik and Film Records for getting my music out there and getting it played.
I’m Lance King and this is my blog: The Country Beat.
Thanks, Lance


Artists go through many times during they're development that feel uncomfortable!
Putting on shows, developing systems of promotion, learning new tools in social media, even just the process of believing you can do something and grow and stretch yourself. During this process, always remember what this gentleman is saying and you will continue to make progress, even if sometimes it doesn't FEEL like it!
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  You know how it can be difficult to be aware of and feel your own progress when you are living your own life day to day? You fear you are running in place. Well nobody should ever feel alone in that, I'VE been there and still struggle with it at times. However this month has been a whirlwind of new experiences and progression that has proved to be scary and overwhelming but also new and exciting!My EP, 'Bending Hearts', is officially out and ready for eager ears. It's available on my website under the music tab. it's my baby so I've been wicked excited about it but truthfully not quite as excited as I am about this next EP that I am in the process of mixing now. I am calling it 'Shadow'. My 'Shadow' EP is one of heartbreak, confusion, pain, inspiration, new love, strength and self discovery. My goal is to have it out within the next months time!Another recent exciting development is I have my very own Publicist now, WOW?!

 Her name is Tracy Lamourie of Lamourie Public Relations, I met her through my wonderful manager Mark Rosner of Rosner Management.I have been stretched out of my comfort zone and it feels fantastic! Working together with her now to really get myself out there in every avenue for my talents and passions. I will be featured in two magazines coming up, more on that as it develops in the near future, also crowd funding and hopefully late summer tour!I am so very grateful to both Tracy and Mark and I know this is going to be an exciting year.Speaking of Mark Rosner, he is developing this new network called Music Sponsors Network and I feel honored to now be a part of it. It's brilliant and going to help many artists including myself.

 More on that later as it reveals.Now bouncing over to the acting performance part of my carreer!I have a couple of indie films coming out this year. One of which is called 'Max And Chase' which I recently took a trip to St. Louis to do some ADR work for. ADR is where you go into a studio and watch yourself on a screen in a scene and re-record your dialogue in the studio that didn't record very well live on the actual shoot date.((I hope that made sense??))  heheI have always been one who has extraordinary attention to detail and I am definitely a perfectionist so this was a challenging and awesome experience.

 As you watch yourself you really have to put yourself back into that scene, that moment, that world, that day, and make it as real as you can for both yourself and the audience, who will eventually be watching the film. The last thing you would want is for anyone to pick out that your voice doesn't sound terribly authentic in one particular scene. There was sweat and tears but I feel I executed it to the best of my ability and that is the one rewarding feeling that keeps us all going, am I right?  I think YES!To wrap it all up,  

 I've completed a new song that I am calling 'Sand In My boots'.Have you ever gone on the perfect vacation or fallen so deep into an intoxicating fantasy dream type of love that you felt as if you were on vacation and never wanted to return but had to and then you face that inevitable  day-after-christmas-feeling?Well THAT'S what this next tune of mine is about but I have given it a sort of optimistic sprinkle at the end.I mean, after all... don't we all need a little optimistic sprinkle? I know I do!Life is supposed to be fun and invigorating! Not exhausting. I simply feel it shouldn't be 'little work and no play'  but rather  'Lots of play!!'    ;-P

Johanna Winkel