Local Trio Lantana Brings Former Member Back Into Mix

After a two year hiatus, Lisa Underwood has rejoined Lantana, the feisty country trio originally from Coppell.

Consisting originally of Underwood, Karol Ann DeLong and Biz Haddock, Lantana released its debut, Life Is Good, back in 2004. After Underwood’s departure, the band recruited Darlene Dalene Richelle and released 2006’s Unbridled. Both efforts highlighted the trio’s pristine vocal harmonies and the ladies’ way with folk/country melodies.

Now comes word that DeLong is out and Underwood is back in place and that a new effort is forthcoming in the fall. In any incarnation, Lantana may not be the most original country group in the area but they are definitely, um, the hottest.

Obviously inspired by the Dixie Chicks, Underwood, Haddock and Richelle just might be the next big thing on the country music horizon. If not, a career in modeling could await. --Darryl Smyers

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