BAND DETAIL: Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee was born in Texas City, Texas, in the Eastern part of the
Lone Star State, and raised on a farm in nearby Alta Loma. In high
school he formed a band called, "Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners," which
won local and state-wide competitions. After highschool, Lee enlisted
in the Navy and served a tour of duty on the U.S.S. Chicago, guided
He first made the national charts in 1973 on Dot Records with singles
like, "Red Snails in the Sunset," "Country Party," and "Sometimes."
Johnny's first screen role was a 1979 TV movie, The Girls in the Office,
starring Barbera Eden and Susan St. James. He was then asked to perform
in the film, Urban Cowboy, which starred John Travolta and Deborah
Winger, and for which he also recorded several songs that were used in
the soundtrack. "Lookin' For Love," the hit single from Urban Cowboy,
became Johnny's first Gold record. The "Lookin' For Love" album
produced five #1 hits. "Lookin' For Love" went to #1 in the country
charts and #3 in the pop charats. His hit single, "Picken' Up
Strangers," was used in the movie, Coast to Coast, starring Robert Blake
and Diane Canon.
In addition to being one of the best selling country music artists and
keeping a very active road schedule, Johnny has appeared on virtually
every major talk show, as well as several major network TV specials.
Johnny Lee was awarded in the 1981 New Male Vocalist of the Year award,
an honor which was repeated the same year in Australia. "Lookin' For
Love," also received a Grammy nomination in 1981. And in 1996, he was
named Veteran Music Singer of the Year for the gospel song, "He Could
Have Walked On By."
Johnny Lee takes his audience by the hand and leads them from the Urban
Cowboy days, to today's new country sounds, with one million seller