Lana Puckett & Kim Person

Lana Puckett & Kim Person

The original musical compositions of Americana singer/songwriters Lana Puckett and Kim Person have best been described as “music written in the key of life.”
Lana and Kim are a gifted female duo, and are well known for their vocal styles, intricate guitar skills and amazing vocal harmonies. This long time writing and performance team has garnered an impressive list of career accomplishments, including First Place Country Vocalist Winner in the International American Songwriter Festival/Columbia Recording Artist Search, Four Time Kerrville, TX New Folk Finalists, Napa Valley Songwriter Winners, two time Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Finalists, North East Regional Folk Alliance Official Showcase Artists and they are nationally recognized for their award winning songwriting; most notably having their song “Cornstalk Pony” recorded by legendary singer/songwriter, Steve Gillette. Lana and Kim have shared the stage with Grammy Award winning singer songwriters, Pam Rose and Jill Colucci, National Flatpicking/Fingerstyle Champion Stephen Bennett, Australian Fingerstyle guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel, Tammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Janis Ian and The Kingston Trio among others.


Kim’s passion for the natural sound of the acoustic guitar has led her to become one of the most sought after acoustic guitar producers and recording engineers in the world, working with Stephen Bennett, Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Pam Rose, Matt Thomas, Dustin Furlow and earning a Grammy nomination and two Australian Golden Guitars for her work with Tommy Emmanuel. In 2020 she won the Veer Music Awards Producer of the Year and she is nominated for the 2023 Veer Music Awards Best Music Video and Acoustic/Folk Artist.

Music Awards

  • International American Song Festival/Columbia Recording Artist Search - First Place Country Vocalist
  • First Place Winner East Coast Country Music Championship/Kings Dominion
  • First Place Band Virginia Country Music News
  • First Place Traditional Female Vocalist - Virginia Country Music Association
  • Distinguished Service Award & Lifetime Membership - Virginia Country Music Association

Singer/Songwriter Artist Showcases and Awards

  • “Cornstalk Pony” written by Lana and Kim recorded by artist, Steve Gillette on his “Texas to Tennessee” CD
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival New Artist Showcase, Albany, NY
  • 33rd Annual Mid Atlantic Song Contest - Bluegrass/Country
  • South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Artists, Miami, FL
  • North East Folk Alliance Official Showcase Artists, Boston, MA
  • First Place Napa Valley Emerging Songwriters Showcase Artists, Napa Valley, CA
  • Four time Kerrville New Folk Singer/Songwriter Artists, Kerrville, TX
  • First Place Winner Austin Songwriters Group, Austin, TX
  • First Place Country and Gospel Virginia Organization of Composers & Lyricists
  • Songwriters Association of Washington, D.C. - Adult Contemporary and Gospel Awards
  • Billboard Songwriters Festival - Adult Contemporary and Rock Categories
  • Music City Song Festival - Country & Rock Categories

Original Music Scores written for Film

  • Telly Award - Houston Film Festival - “The Ways of Our Fathers” Pamunkey Indian Documentary
  • Gold Award - Houston Film Festival - “The Ways of Our Fathers” Pamunkey Indian Documentary
  • Daily Press - Jingle Production
  • Original music score - “The People of the Clay” Catawba Indian Documentary 
  • Original music score - Virginia Peninsula Tourism
  • Original music score - “The Bark Eagle” US Coast Guard
  • Original Music Score -  ERBE - Lockeed Martin Corporation

Television Appearances

  • PBS “The Wild Side” - Cornstalk Pony Days
  • PBS “The Wild Side” - “In the Land of the Buffalo”
  • Nashville Network - You Can Be A Star - Nashville, TN
  • American Song Festival Video - New York City, NY
  • WHRO-Norfolk, VA
  • WTKR News, VA - The Coast
  • WTAR - Dick Lamb Show

Recordings

  • Cowgirls - Cimirron/Rainbird Records - C/RR-001
  • Windows of Life - Cimirron/Rainbird Records - C/RR-005
  • At Christmas the Heart Goes Home - Cimirron/Rainbird Records C/RR-015
  • The Gift of Christmas - Cimirron/Rainbird Records - C/RR-045

Latest Recordings

  • 2022 - Kim Person released a powerful video and single of the duo's original song "In the Land of the Buffalo". When Lana and Kim were performing on a cross-country tour in the early 1990s they purchased Dee Brown’s book “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” An Indian History of the American West, and read it as they traveled. In his book Dee Brown uses “council records, autobiographies and first hand descriptions allowing the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Utes, Sioux, Cheyenne and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that ultimately left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, it changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.” In truth they saw this as America’s holocaust…kill their vital food source, the buffalo…and the Native Americans would perish…the accounts in the book are horrifying at best, a graphic accounting of man’s inhumanity to man. “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” was the inspiration for “In the Land of the Buffalo”. The video is currently nominated for Best Music Video, Veer Music Awards 2023.
  • 2021 - Kim & Lana produced a new single and video for their original song “Cornstalk Pony”, at Cimirron/Rainbird Recording in Yorktown. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic they worked remotely with Nashville friends, Alison Prestwood on bass, Jim Hoke on pedal steel and harmonica, John Gardner on percussion, and Kim on acoustic guitars and percussion. This new recording of “Cornstalk Pony” is featured in a PBS video series called “The Wild Side” and is currently airing across Tennessee and Kentucky PBS affiliates.