Singer-Songwriter Lance Carpenter Signs With Toby Keith’s Show Dog

Singer-Songwriter Lance Carpenter Signs With Toby Keith’s Show Dog

Singer-Songwriter Lance Carpenter Signs With Toby Keith’s Show Dog

📅16 November 2017, 23:22

For Immediate Release                                          November 16, 2017

 

Singer-Songwriter Lance Carpenter

Signs With Toby Keith’s Show Dog

Lance Carpenter and Toby Keith

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Chart-topping songwriter Lance Carpenter has signed with Show Dog Nashville.

 

Being associated with the label helmed by Toby Keith, one of music’s most successful artists of all time, means a great deal to Carpenter. “The first time I heard ‘Should’ve Been A Cowboy’ I was a fan and I’ve followed his career ever since,” he says. “Getting to work side-by-side with someone I’ve looked up to for so long is an unbelievable opportunity. I respect him as an artist, as a songwriter, as a business man, and as a human being, and I know there’s a lot I’ll be able to learn.”

 

Already a hit songwriter – Carpenter co-wrote Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” – he continues to work at his craft, including taking sessions with label mate Krystal Keith.

 

Raised on a farm in Ozark, Arkansas, Carpenter grew up hunting, fishing and playing sports. His love of music was purely as a fan until he picked up a guitar while in college. “I learned my first few chords and the idea of telling stories through music,” he says.

 

Carpenter soon jumped into his intended career in emergency management, working for the state and federal governments (FEMA). He was involved in 42 different disasters including Hurricane Katrina, with music serving as an escape. “I would take a guitar with me and because I was still learning to play, I really had to focus on what I was doing. I couldn’t think about work, so it was my therapy in a way.”

 

After his first performance in 2007, Carpenter realized he needed to up his game. “I googled the word ‘songwriter,’ found NSAI and joined on the spot.” He moved to Nashville in 2011, signed a publishing deal in 2012 and had his first No. 1 in 2015 with “Love Me Like You Mean It.” He’s been writing, recording and touring since, culminating in his signing with Show Dog.

 

“It takes a village of people to build a career and there are so many who’ve helped me get to this point,” he adds. “I’m thankful for that. This is an opportunity I never thought I’d get and I’ll do my damndest to make the best of it.”

 

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