Country-rock band LANCO -- which stands for Lancaster & Company -- were formed in 2013 by namesake and frontman Brandon Lancaster.
Hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, the quintet was rounded out by drummer Tripp Howell, guitarist Eric Steedly, keyboardist Jared Hampton, and bassist Chandler Baldwin. Crafting feel-good country anthems tinged with classic rock and blues edges, LANCO got their start after a chance meeting between Lancaster and producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church
, Little Big Town
) at a Keith Urban
concert. Joyce signed LANCO to his publishing company and produced their eponymous debut EP. The band signed with Sony Music Nashville
imprint Arista Nashville in late 2015. Their second EP, Extended Play, was released in early 2016. It contained three of the same songs as their debut, exchanging "High" for newer track and lead single "Long Live Tonight," a pop-fused country song with a Kings of Leon
undercurrent. Their song "American Love Story" was also featured as the theme for the Netflix series The Ranch. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi