2Country4Nashville Announces Fan-Boree Weekend With Debut A Mar 12, 2021 11:40:15 GMT -6
Post by Scully on Mar 12, 2021 11:40:15 GMT -6
2Country4Nashville Announces Fan-Boree Weekend With Debut At The Ryman Auditorium On March 26
Fan-Boree Weekend Includes Album Release Party At Rory Feek’s Homestead Hall Concert Barn
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Husband/wife traditional country music duo, 2Country4Nashville, are set for an action-packed “Fan-Boree” weekend full of singing, guitar-strumming, dancing, and foot-tapping, starting Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28. The rhinestone-studded pair will be performing at the legendary Ryman Auditorium on Friday, March 26 as the main event for the weekend.
In addition to their debut at country music’s Mother Church, “The Little Country Duo That Could” is taking fans back to real twangy traditions by returning to their home base at the Nashville Palace with two free shows, along with a ticketed CD pre-release appearance at Rory Feek’s Homestead Hall Concert Barn. 2Country4Nashville’s good old-fashioned hard work and perseverance have earned them some of the most loyal fans in the music business, who will not want to miss their fancy cowboy boots taking the stage at the Ryman Auditorium!
LeAnne Ulmer, half of 2Country4Nashville shares her excitement about their Ryman debut, saying "Jo-el & I are so passionate about keeping traditional style country music alive and heard. We love all genres of good music, but traditional country is just our true passion that we share. To have this opportunity to play together on the stage of the Mother Church of country music, The Ryman Auditorium, is honestly a dream come true, and we're just so thankful and blessed! GIDDY might even be a better word!”
The couple shares a fondness for lending a helping hand to young upcoming artists, giving 16 yr. old Col. Dreyden Gordon of Kentucky an opportunity to also make his first appearance on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium.
“This night will be all about honoring the music and traditions of our country music legends and also, most importantly, honoring those responsible for getting us here...Our REAL Family, THE FANS!!,” says Jo-el.
2Country4Nashville was honored in 2016 with the Will Rogers Award for Pure Country Duo/ Group of the Year at The Academy of Western Artist Awards which are held each year in Fort Worth, Texas. The AWA honors individuals who have preserved country-western heritage through various art forms that are certainly visible throughout 2Country4Nashville’s talent. The fun-loving couple also received an award for Traditional Country Duo/Group at the Josie Awards in Nashville in 2016 and 2017, and have had opportunities to travel the globe, playing various music festivals in Malaysia, Sweden, and Canada.
"Good country music should not have an expiration date or a targeted audience. In our travels and shows, we observe folks of ALL ages, 3 to 93 years, enjoying this REAL country music. They just have to be exposed to it. LeAnne & I just want to keep that opportunity for everyone out there! And we'll do it until WE'RE 93 if we're able!" says Jo-el.
Dubbed “The Little Country Duo That Could”, 2Country4Nashville has single-handedly carved out a career in the music business with good old-fashioned hard work and perseverance, along with support from some of the most loyal fans in the music business. Theirs is a modern-day love story with chapters that could be mistaken for a real-life version of The Little Engine That Could. They met through a mutual friend, LeAnne’s late husband, who also happened to be Jo-el’s best friend. When her husband lost a heartbreaking battle with cancer, the two friends developed an unbreakable bond with one another and married in 2001. Ever since, they’ve been on a mission to make a living doing something they love, playing traditional country music. Together, they are the traditional country music duo 2Country4Nashville.
As soon as LeAnne could, she retired from a 25-year teaching career and they hit the road. They played anywhere and everywhere they could find. Against all odds, they kept asking, knocking on doors, and making cold calls. They built their success on the word no, using it as a mere stepping stone to get to the next yes, a paying gig. In rhinestone-studded suits and fancy cowboy boots, they take the stage and deliver their unique brand of country music. They know the power of a song and most importantly how to connect with every person in the crowd. Meet them once, and they’ll never forget you. They’re two people singing their hearts out, with one twangy electric guitar, a tambourine, and a stomp board � inviting the world to sing along. And we all could usse a little more of that.
Today, the duo sells out theaters with a loyal following that “shows up and shows out” wherever they play. Through non-stop touring, they have gained a following the size of Texas. It’s not uncommon for some of their fans to hop in the car and drive 1,000 miles for a show. In a town that has the highest concentration of people working in the music industry per capita than anywhere else in the world, it’s a tough crowd, to say the least. After all, the name 2Country4Nashville was born from an actual conversation with some “high-up” Nashville music business execs.