Jo-el & LeAnne Ulmer, the husband/wife, traditional country music duo, “2Country4Nashville”, sing all your favorite traditional country music hits made famous by legends like Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, Conway & Loretta, just to name a few. And Jo-el’s voice can sound amazingly just like his legendary and living heroes of country music.
…With a love story all their own…brought together by the untimely death of LeAnne’s late husband, who was also Joel’s best friend, they have now been married for 11 years With a shared love of music, the two began singing together as “2Country4Nashville” about 5 years ago. Their duo name came about when they auditioned for a Nashville-based reality country music competition and were loved by the judges but were told they were actually just “too country”. They decided to do a play-on-words since there were 2 of them, and from that their fun duo name was formed. LeAnne is quick to mention that “it is not meant as a slam against Nashville….we love our city. I guess we just play the style of music that is unfortunately not heard as much around Nashville today. We’re just striving to keep traditional style country music alive!” We like to say that we are “2” country for Nashville, but we’d love it if we can help get “1 Million” country for Nashville!
Joel is hard to miss with his signature pompadour hairstyle and his custom-made “Sparklecaster” bright orange guitar. You have to look closely to see that his guitar is aptly named “Freida” (not “Fender” as it may first appear) after his wife’s first name. “I learned that I could talk my wife into a new guitar by naming it after her. From now on, all my new guitars are going to be named “Freida”.” Of course, LeAnne is a great completion to the duo with her matching sparkling orange tambourine and fun personality!
Their love and passion for one another is visible on and off stage. Their eyes catch one another during a song, and you can just see their spark that they share! With the rhinestones in their shirts and that spark in their eyes, the two are definitely putting the “sparkle and twang” back in country music!
Be sure and catch this up-and-coming and very entertaining duo. Learn more about them and find out where you can catch a show by visiting their website at www.2Country4Nashville.com.