Teea Goans is a Country Music singer from rural Lowry City, Missouri, not far from the Kansas border. She recorded her first album, The Way I Remember It, in 2010.
Teea Goans was singing in church by the time she was three years old and when she turned eight she was spotted at a talent contest by the Truman Lake Opry. A year later she became a full-fledged member. She continued to perform there every week until she was 17 and opened for Grand Ole Opry acts such as Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens and Grandpa Jones.
After high school, Goans earned her associate degree at Longview Community College in Kansas City and remained there after graduation. Her primary musical influence during those early years was her maternal grandmother – the late Della Lee Faulkner. A locally popular singer in the 1960s, Faulkner might have pursued a career in Nashville but had to take care of seven children.
In 2002 Goans moved to Nashville. Three months later she was engaged to her high school sweetheart Brandon; they married in 2003. Goans started working a variety of jobs, including selling cell phones. Her husband urged her to concentrate on her music and, heeding his advice to follow a musical career, she started writing songs and singing demos for other writers and played gigs. The first thing Goans worked on was the Ray Price show at the Ryman Auditorium in 2006, this through radio station WSM, who later asked her to book and run talent for the Opry warm-up show. Along with these duties, Goans continued to write and demo songs.
At the Station Inn, a Nashville bluegrass club, she sang with The Time Jumpers and met her now producer Terry Choate.
Goans hosted a show called Inside The Opry Circle, which gave a fan’s perspective from backstage after the Grand Ole Opry’s Saturday night shows. Her first two on-air interviews were with Garth Brooks and Vince Gill.
From 2010 to 2011 there was a series of firsts for Goans. On a rare snowbound Nashville day in January 2010, she made her Grand Ole Opry debut. At The Ryman Auditorium Jean Shephard, a Hall of Fame Inductee, introduced Goans on stage to perform Bill Anderson’s song “Walk Out Backwards”. On July 27, 2010, she released her debut album, titled The Way I Remember It, on the independent Crosswind Music Group label. Also in 2010 she appeared on Larry’s Country Diner, a TV series on RFD-TV. Her first video, “Letter from God”, was nominated for the 26th annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards. Goans hosted the historical live radio broadcast the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree for the first time on July 23, 2011. On July 15, 2012, Goans released her second studio album, titled That’s Just Me.
With her new album, the aptly titled All Over the Map, respected Nashville artist Teea Goans finds a new form of expression, one that finds her sharing her creativity, perceptions and observations in the form of original songs co-written with one of Music City’s most highly regarded songwriters, Jim “Moose” Brown. It’s a solid step forward, one that reflects well on a career that’s won her widespread acclaim and the ongoing respect of those who inhabit Nashville’s sprawling music community.