Reverie, a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream. Spencer Bartoletti and Presley Tucker of Reverie Lane’s dreamlike harmonies are like a breath of fresh air to country music. Though Reverie Lane isn’t a household name just yet, they’re bound to be. With influences like Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Tanya Tucker, both women are undeniably country as individual artists, but they come together with unique and traditional harmonies to form Reverie Lane, defining themselves as “Nouveau Traditional Country.”
Like many of the great bands that came before them, Reverie Lane’s story began on a barstool in what is now known as the George Jones Museum. “We ended up getting on stage that night singing a Pistol Annies song and literally said, “Let’s be in a band.” So, we did. A month later, we met Ginny Johnson (Presley knew her previously from working with her mother in the past) and she introduced us to Bill Ham, former manager of ZZ Topp, and owner of Hamstein Publishing in Nashville for years. He signed us to our first management/publishing/development deal. Unfortunately, Bill passed away in 2016. We are now signed at Dan Hodges Music Publishing and working with Keith Stegall’s company Dreamlined Entertainment.” Working with Dan Hodges Music, they’ve been writing with some of Nashville’s most renowned songwriters including, Matraca Berg, Leslie Satcher, Rob Crosby, Brad Crisler, Lance Carpenter, Keesy Timmer and many, many more.
Bartoletti had always had a deeper, raspier voice that kept her from being able to sing a lot of the melodies of songs when she was younger. “I naturally started singing things that “matched” in my head to what other people were singing; later to find that they are referred to as harmonies. In highschool I was in musicals, and didn’t begin writing music until college. I was in another duo band called Harmon Creek and auditioned for Can You Duet in 2009. That was the beginning of my love for Nashville. I moved here in 2013, and in 2014 we formed Reverie Lane after my old band broke up.” Bartoletti explained when asked about her background as an artist.
On the flip side, being the eldest daughter of country music’s wild child, Tanya Tucker, has left Presley Tucker with some mighty big shoes to fill now that’s she’s following in her footsteps. “I wasn’t always sure I wanted to pursue music, [because of that] but there was this magnetic pull that kept drawing me back. I guess when I moved back to Nashville from California, I had a bigger appreciation for where I grew up and a desire to take on this thing they call music.” Tucker, having toured with and done backups for her mother in years past, was joined by Bartoletti on stage behind the legend last fall.
Backing for Tucker has provided the girls with some incredible experiences and milestones including performing on both The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium stages. “It’s quite surreal. There is so much history, and so many idols that have stepped on that stage. It’s an absolute honor to be even a part of it and an incredible feeling like no other.” When asked about their defining moment, they explained with humbled remembrance that it was Bill Ham’s faith in them. “He believed in us and put us on the right track with Ginny Johnson right there beside him. They’re our cheerleaders, our rocks, and they became our family.”
Reverie Lane certainly have their personal favourite songs off their upcoming debut album. Set to be released in early 2019 following a debut single which is set to drop sometime in the next couple of months through Dreamlined Entertainment. Keep an ear out! Lula will be sure to keep you up to date on all things Reverie Lane! We cannot wait to pick a favourite song of our own.
You can catch up on Reverie Lane’s latest adventures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and if you happen to be in Nashville on November 6th, they’ve got a show at 7:45 at The Back Corner courtesy of Young Music City!