Originally from Greenville, Mississippi, John Lemonis grew up steeped in the music and stories of the Mississippi Delta. After moving to Nashville, John became a multi-Dove Award, SGMA, and Diamond Award-nominated songwriter, arranger, and artist. His work includes songs recorded by Joy Williams (the Civil Wars), Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith, Cherie Adams (Avalon), Barbara Fairchild, Mark Harris, Brian Free & Assurance, Danny Gokey, Jaime Jamgochian, Kingdom Heirs, and numerous others in Gospel, Christian, Country, Pop, Print/Choral, and Children's music. His numerous Broadway-style musicals have been recognized by Industry leaders. John has worked for NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) as a panelist and for GMA (the Gospel Music Association) as a professional song critic. John has also sung on dozens of national and regional jingles for GMC Trucks, Chevrolet, the New Orleans Saints, Coca-Cola, and others.
Michaela Lemonis is originally from Anchorage, Alaska, and has played multiple instruments since she was a child. Music had already made an impact with her family. Her great uncle, Fluke Holland played drums with Johnny Cash for forty years. He was the drummer for the Million Dollar Quartet recording which featured Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Michaela's love for folk music continues to shape her contribution to the group, including her soft, airy voice and playing mandolin, fiddle, and guitar.
Crosby Lane has uniquely crafted the intimate setting and laid-back sensibilities of a "Nashville songwriters night" while sharing the stories behind the songs and the writers (many of whom cannot tell their own stories) with fresh renditions of favorite songs, including classic folk and pop songs, church hymns, and original songs by John and Michaela which feature true-life, unforgettable characters and stories.