Johnny Lee was born in Texas City, Texas, and is a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1968 he began a working relationship with Mickey Gilley at the world-famous ‘Gilley’s nightclub in Pasadena, Texas. In 1979, Lee’s first screen role was in a 1979 TV movie ‘The Girls in the Office’ starring Barbara Eden and Susan St. James. He was then asked to perform in the film, Urban Cowboy’ starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. “Lookin’ For Love” was included in the movie’s soundtrack, and became Lee’s first Gold record. The song spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country music chart, and #2 on the pop music chart, later becoming one of their Top 100 best Country Songs of all Time.
When not traveling and performing, Johnny can be seen on many celebrity hunting and fishing shows, as well as on Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Lee has had a string of Top 10 hits including “One In A Million,” “Bet Your Heart On Me,” “Cherokee Fiddle,” “Sounds Like Love,” “Hey Bartender,” “You Could’ve Heard a Heart Break” and more.
FORMER LYNYRD SKYNYRD DRUMMER ARTIMUS PYLE AND OTHER COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO GUITARIST GARY ROSSINGTON
Gary Rossington, an original member of GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died on Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at age 71.
Rossington survived the tragic 1977 plane crash that killed singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, as well as backup vocalist Cassie Gaines (Steve’s sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot John Gray.
Janie Fricke, Moe Bandy, And More Added to The Country Music Cruise
The 9th Annual Country Music Cruise is set to sail January 22-29, 2023, and is already 90% sold out. Organizers today announced the addition of Janie Fricke, Moe Bandy, and Sarah Gayle Meech to an already exciting lineup. The seven-day Country Music Party At Sea aboard Holland America’s stunning Nieuw Amsterdam ship will feature more than 100 live performances and make stops in scenic St. Maarten and San Juan.
TUNE-IN ALERT: LEE GREENWOOD & PAULA DEEN TO HOST HELPING A HERO TELETHON TONIGHT AT 8/7c ON NEWSMAX
As Helping A Hero has already awarded over 150 homes to veterans across 24 states, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, issued the 100 Homes Challenge to help fund the next 100 homes. As part of the challenge, Lee Greenwood and Paula Deen will serve as hosts of the Helping A Hero Telethon airing Sunday, May 22nd, at 8e/7c PM on Newsmax and Newsmax.tv.
COUNTRY MUSIC COMMUNITY MOURNS THE LOSS OF NAOMI JUDD
The country music community was rocked today with the tragic news of the sudden passing of country music giant Naomi Judd.
Country Music Community and Friends Mourn the Loss of Jeff Carson
Country music hitmaker and Academy of Country Music award-winner Jeff Carson died of a heart attack at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee at the age of 58. Fellow artists and friends mourn the loss of their friend and share memories of a true mentor, Jeff Carson…
Johnny Lee’s Christmas Album ‘Santa Claus Is Lookin’ For Love’ Is Available Now For The First Time On All Digital Platforms
Urban Cowboy singer Johnny Lee is ready for the holiday season with his Christmas album, ‘Santa Claus Is Lookin’ For Love,’ which will be available on Friday, October 29 for the first time ever on all digital platforms. Released by BFD/Audium Nashville and distributed exclusively through Orchard, the album title track, “Santa Claus Is Lookin’ For Love,” brings festive cheer and joy to every listener. The playful tune describes how Santa Claus needs more than just milk and cookies to satisfy his constantly giving heart, he needs love too! Lee adds his country charm to unique takes on classic Christmas songs including a medley of favorites known around the world, as well as upbeat originals such as “Bayou Christmas” and “Red, White, And Blue Christmas.” The album is the perfect mix of both traditional and fresh yuletide tunes.
Fellow Singer/Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn The Loss of B.J. Thomas
Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than B.J. Thomas. With his smooth, rich voice and unerring song sense, Thomas’s expansive career crossed multiple genres, including country, pop, and gospel, earning him CMA, Dove, and Grammy awards and nominations since his emergence in the 1960s.
T. Graham Brown Welcomes Johnny Lee As His Guest On April’s Live Wire On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58 Starting Wednesday, April 7 at 10/9c
Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown’s LIVE WIRE on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58 will debut new episodes for April, starting Wednesday, April 7 at 10/9c PM, featuring an interview with Johnny Lee. LIVE WIRE is a one-hour show that showcases live cuts & interviews with some of T. Graham Brown’s closest friends and heroes, sharing fun stories about life on the road.
Johnny Lee’s New Album ‘Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright’ Is Available Now
Country legend and Urban Cowboy Johnny Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and No. 1 smash crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” has released his highly anticipated new album, Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright by BFD/Audium Nashville distributed exclusively through Orchard. Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright consists of fourteen songs, some written or co-written by Johnny, that he has saved throughout the years for the perfect album that truly reflects his life. Each of the fourteen tracks showcases a different side of Lee, allowing his listeners to experience a journey that draws on his past, but more importantly highlights the future. A special lyric video for Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright premiered on Taste of Country in January and each track has been exclusively premiered by various outlets and is available on all streaming platforms at orcd.co/JohnnyLeeEverythingsGonnaBeAlright
Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” From 1961 Nearly Tops Newsweek’s Top 100 Country Songs Of All Time After 60 Years
To ring in the New Year, Newsweek in association with Billboard magazine compiled a list of the Top 100 Country Songs of All Time. These singles are deemed essential to country music history and to the evolution of modern country songs. From 1959 to the present day, these singles leave a lasting impression on fans around the world. 2911 Media clients frequent the list ranking from #2 to #84 with artists such as Leroy Van Dyke, Charley Pride, Lynn Anderson, Conway Twitty, T.G Sheppard, Crystal Gayle, and Johnny Lee standing out as country staples.