Lynette Vantreese

Lynette Vantreese


Lynette Vantreese is an articulate and soulful singer/songwriter. Influenced by Heart, Sheryl Crow, and Shawn Colvin, Lynette has her own unique style of rock/pop with elements of blues and folk.


“Singer, songwriter, musician, Lynette Vantreese has a sophisticated sound that is earning her laurels in her hometown of Nashville and beyond.” – Berklee/Billboard Feature

Lynette Vantreese grew up in Spearfish, South Dakota. After winning numerous state and national music competitions, she was accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied songwriting and musical performance. Following graduation, she moved to Nashville, where she gained employment at the record label Star Song Communications, then later the commercial recording studio Hummingbird Productions. It was at Hummingbird that she met her future husband, guitarist, co-writer and producer, Brett Vantreese.

After performing locally and doing demo and jingle session work, Lynette was signed to ATC Records, an independent Nashville label. Her self-titled debut CD was released in 2002, garnering critical acclaim. Now Lynette and her band are currently at work recording a new project.

Lynette Vantreese and her band have:

Opened for Edwin McCain, Dennis DeYoung (former lead vocalist of Styx), Nashville R&B favorite Jonell Mosser, rising star Ken Johnson.

Toured extensively throughout the Southeast, performing at festivals and top venues such as the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN, Workplay Theater in Birmingham, AL, The Handlebar in Greenville, SC, and Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA.

Appeared in the round with songwriters Lee Ann Womack, Paul Overstreet, Allen Shamblin (Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me"), Stephanie Bentley (Faith Hill's "Breathe"), Rivers Rutherford (Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn), and Jim Weatherly (Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia").

Received national radio play on the NPR-affiliated program "Women in Music with Laney Goodman," regional radio play in six Southeastern states as well as other parts of the country, including a local artist spotlight on Nashville's WRLT.

Performed as the special musical guest on Fox TV's "Good Day Alabama," a popular morning talk show in Birmingham.

Landed Critics' Picks and feature articles in leading newspapers across the Southeast, such as the Asheville Citizen-Times, Birmingham News, Chattanooga's Enigma, and Nashville Scene.


Another Way

Written By: Lynette and Brett Vantreese

I can see it in the way your eyes
Refuse to look straight into mine
I can feel it in the way you move
You pull away when I'm close to you

I can hear it in the tone of your voice
Your tense from the truth you're trying to avoid
You don't have to say a single word
The message is so clear, I already heard

It's just another way of saying
You no longer care
It's just another way of saying
You think we're going nowhere

Here we go, now the words come out
You still won't say what this is all about
Yeah, you need me but you want a change
You're making new rules for this old game

Comes down to it, you want to be free
But you don't want to lose your claim on me
I don't have time for double talk
If you're gonna leave, then walk that walk


I've been a fool for so long
You're already gone




Written By: Lynette and Brett Vantreese

Julianne, you light up when he’s in the room
What you feel is too strong to hide
You understand that he is nothing but bad news
But like they say, love is blind

Julianne, you think you can save him
Julianne, but you can’t change him
Julianne, I know where you’re goin’
Julianne, your heart will be broken

Julianne, you are young and beautiful
You’ve got the whole world at your feet
Yet you choose a man who’s hardly ever truthful
Who’ll only bring you to your knees


I watch you bend like a reed
Trying to be what he needs
But love should be a two way street


I Believe

Written By: Lynette and Brett Vantreese

Like a storm, my world spins
Out of control
Feels like I’m walking against the wind
Each step is slow

It would be so easy to just give up
Let the rain beat me down
But I’d be swept away by the flood
If I let myself drown

Despite the rising water
I try to dig in harder

I believe a better day will come
I believe in the strength of love

In this life, we only see
Through a darkened glass
We don’t know what this moment means
Until it has passed

I am sailing on troubled seas
But I'll weather the storm
'Cause in awhile, I know I'll reach
The distant shore

Watching the horizon
I can see the sun rising

I believe a better day will come
I believe in the strength of love
I believe there’s more than what we see
I believe hope will carry me

I don't have all the answers
But there's one thing I know
All that really matters
Is we're not alone



“Lynette Vantreese”/ © 2002/ATC Records
Available at

• NPR nationally syndicated program “Women in Music with Laney Goodman,”, heard in 84 cities coast to coast
• Local Lightning Spotlight, WRLT, Nashville, TN
• WNCW, Spindale, NC,, heard in six Southeastern states
• WUTC, Chattanooga, TN
• Thursday Breakfast Jam, KRCL, Salt Lake City, Utah,
• Undercover Sunday Night, WZZL, Paducah, KY
• Internet station Radio Crystal Blue
• Internet station ‘Nette Radio
• Internet station The Sonic Chronicles
• Internet station "Women Who Rock" Mohawk Radio

Set List

Original material, with covers mixed in.

Will perform a 1 hour show or up to three 45 minute sets, depending on the needs of the venue.

Covers include:
Led Zeppelin “Ramble On” “The Ocean”
Jimi Hendrix “Red House”
Foo Fighters “Learn to Fly”
Alisa Carroll "Little Sister"
Shawn Colvin "Tennessee"
Sheryl Crow “A Change”
Sara Evans "A Real Fine Place"
Jo Dee Messina "Delicious Surprise"
Police “Message in a Bottle” “Synchronicity 2”
U2 “One” “In God’s Country”
Stevie Ray Vaughn “Couldn’t Stand the Weather”
Vertical Horizon “You’re a God”
Jane Kelly Williams "Show Me How to Catch a Fish"
Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Stevie Wonder “I Wish” “Higher Ground”