Lance Hawkins is the host and creator of Country Party Time. A singer, songwriter, disc jockey, country music historian; Lance does it all. With a deep love of country music, Lance has spent a life time researching and enjoying the genre by interviewing and sharing the stage with some of the true legends of all time.
Born on December 16, 1961, Lance’s family were fans of country music and instilled their love of the music in him. Lance’s great uncle owned a night club in Ventura, CA which featured many country acts including Johnny Cash who lived in nearby Casitas Springs. Cash occasionally, would come into the club to try out songs he would potentially take back to Nashville to record on the patrons.
Growing up, he embraced the music while developing his hobby of record collecting. Currently Lance has a vast collection of recordings dating from the 1940’s to present day. In 2010, after many years of performing in Southern California, Lance took over as lead vocalist/rhythm vocalist of the San Diego, CA based band The Palominos.
With two CD’s under their belts, The Palominos have become known as true crowd pleasers. Thumbin’ Radio is happy to have Lance on board with his weekly show Country Party Time. Lance gets to share favorites from his record collection and gives insite behind the songs and the artists who performed them. Those in the know agree, if you want to hear and know anything about traditional country music, Lance Hawkins is your man!