The Lucas Arts Council is happy to announce the upcoming Vredenburg Performing Arts Concerts will be James LeBlanc and the Winchesters. The performance will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6. 7 p.m. at Johnson Auditorium.
Singer-songwriter James LeBlanc was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. LeBlanc picked up the guitar at age seven, inspired by his father James Sr. By the time he was 18, he knew he wanted to make a life and living in the music business.
After many years of struggles, trials and tribulations, LeBlanc finally got an opportunity when he was “discovered” by Risk and Rodney Hall. They were and still are the proprietors of Fame Enterprises in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
LeBlanc signed a production agreement and a publishing contract with Fame. Soon thereafter, he began getting songs recorded by the likes of Martina McBride, Bryan White, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Thompson Square and more.
He co-wrote the hit song “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” for Travis Tritt. He also co-wrote the hits “Relentless” for Jason Aldean and “Learning How to Bend” for and with Gary Allan. LeBlanc songs have been on records which have sold over 25 million copies. His authentic approach to songwriting has become well-known by many and been what truly separates him from the rest.
James LeBlanc and the Winchesters were featured in Rolling Stone magazine as “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” in July of 2017. Playing live and working with talent like Muscle Shoals artist/vocalist Angela Hacker, Grammy Award winner Jimmy Nutt and players that give a fresh approach such as Brad Kuhn and Evan Lane is what caused the sound of the Winchesters to come together and prompted the new album” The Devil Between My Ears.”
Read the January 4, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.