LeAnn Stutler is a singer-songwriter from Northwest Indiana. At 15,
Stutler founded the rock/country/contemporary Christian band
Capernaum. The band headlined various venues around northwest
Indiana and the south suburbs of Chicago. Capernaum appeared
on the northwest Indiana radio show Midwest Beat with Tom Lounges
and won the Battle of the Midway competition in August 2014. The band
also won the People’s Choice award for the competition hosted by Tom
Lounges that year. Capernaum was a finalist again in August 2015.
In September 2015, LeAnn Stutler began her education at Columbia
College Chicago as a music major with a concentration in Contemporary,
Urban, and Popular Music. During her time at Columbia, she became a
member of the Jazz/Pop Choir, American Roots Ensemble, Recording and
Performance Ensemble (with bands The Alchemists and Illiana), and the
Gospel Band. With three of these ensembles, she had the opportunity to perform in Residency Concerts with Shawn Mullins, Ivan Neville, Corey Henry, and Darryl Jones. In May 2019, LeAnn graduated with her Bachelor of Music Degree with a concentration in Contemporary, Urban, and Popular Music and a minor in Music Business.
After accumulating her own catalog over the years, Stutler released her first full-length album, Keeps Getting Better, in November 2019. The project followed the themes of faith, hope, patience, and a slight sense of humor that come with growing through adolescence. In summer of 2021, LeAnn Stutler began recording her next EP with the folks at Region Buzz 219. These four songs were all written between May 2019 and June 2021, focusing on social connections and the realization that people need other people in their lives."Welcome to the Circle" was released in January 2022 and can be found on all major download and streaming services.
LeAnn Stutler has had two of her songs featured on Chicago's Big 95.5 Backyard Country program and "Out of Time" reached number 1 on SheWolf Radio's Internet chart in the spring of 2020. Stutler was also a finalist in the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra's "Hoosier STAR" competition in September 2020. She was nominated for Song of the Year ("Welcome to the Circle"), and Album/EP of the Year (Keeps Getting Better) for the first annual Region Music Awards at the end of that year. LeAnn has had the privilege of opening for country band LANCO, along with Rodney Atkins, Granger Smith, and Jo Dee Messina as they passed through northwest Indiana.