Originally from Greenville, Mississippi, John Lemonis grew up steeped in the music and stories of the Mississippi Delta. After moving to Nashville, John would become 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, 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. Also, John has sung on dozens of national and regional jingles.
Michaela Lemonis is originally from Anchorage, Alaska, and has played multiple instruments since she was a child. Music had already made an appearance in her family. Her great uncle, Fluke Holland played drums with Johnny Cash for forty years. He was also 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 shapes her unique contribution to the group, including playing mandolin and guitar.
Crosby Lane has crafted the laid-back sensibilities of a "Nashville songwriters night" presentation in an intimate setting sharing the stories behind the songs and writers (many of whom cannot tell their own stories) with fresh renditions of favorite songs, including church hymns, classic folk and pop songs, and original songs by John and Michaela which feature unforgettable characters and stories.