been singing since the age of four. Growing up in a
small coal mining community where his father worked the
mines for 35 years gave Lathan an appreciation for hard
work and perseverance. After graduating from Harrisburg
High School in 2001, Lathan joined a country Gospel
Quartet called “Eastern Sky” to sing baritone and toured
for two years throughout the Mid- East and Ohio Valley.
Lathan also was a member of the Reliance Quartet from
Paducah, Kentucky, where he sang lead. Lathan attended
Southeastern Illinois Junior College on a Music
Scholarship in 2001
Lathan was very active in the theater and performing
arts and played the lead roles in “Phantom of the
Opera,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “My Fair Lady,” “Annie,”
“The Grinch,” “Annie Get your Gun” and “A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Shortly after opening
for the Gaither Vocal Band, Lathan made a move to
Plainview, TX where he attended Wayland Baptist
University studying music and theatre.
While in Texas, Lathan performed with several local musicians and continued to develop his interest in country music.
After completing a year of college, Lathan returned to
Harrisburg, IL to work in the mines in order to save
enough money to move to Nashville, Tennessee so he could
pursue his career as a country music singer.
2004, Lathan entered the Southern Illinois
Regional Colgate Country Showdown in Carmi,
Illinois and finished in 2nd Place. As a result,
he was contacted by Chelsea Studios in Nashville,
TN to do some recording and for 6 months, traveled
back and forth to Nashville recording demo’s. In
2004, Lathan finally had saved enough money to
make the move from Illinois to Nashville and began
performing in local venues and private corporate
events. Lathan plays the trumpet, trombone, tuba,
piano, guitar and is currently working on
developing his songwriting craft. Lathan has
recently released his debut album, Love In Your
Life, on Blue Steel Records.