JOHNNY LEE IS “LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE” (FROM PRESS), SIGNS WITH 117 PUBLICITY FOR EXCLUSIVE PR REPRESENTATION
Texas Country Music Hall of Famer With A Dozen Top 10 Country Hits Continues to be a Road Warrior, Racking Up 80-100 Dates a Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 6, 2017) – The original urban cowboy, Johnny Lee, has signed with 117 Publicity for exclusive PR representation. A member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, he performs between 80 and 100 dates a year, proving himself to be one of the top touring musicians of his caliber. Johnny shows no signs of slowing down, recently releasing an autobiography titled “Still Lookin’ for Love” and an album, You Ain’t Never Been to Texas, both available at www.theofficialjohnnylee.com.
“Johnny Lee is the quintessential urban cowboy. He has had such an impact on American music and continues to deliver superior quality live shows to fans across the country. He’s a badass if I’ve ever seen one and I’m thrilled to have him on our roster,” said Zach Farnum, President and CEO of 117 Entertainment Group.
“Well there’s no more looking for PR in all the wrong places, I’m excited about my move working with Zach at 117. I told Zach that I want somebody that works as hard for me as I do for them, so let it rip potato chip!” quipped Lee.
Johnny Lee Tour Dates
Nov. 05 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 06 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 07 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 11 – Red Rock, OK – 7 Clans Casino
Nov. 12 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 13 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 14 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 19 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 20 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 21 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 25 – Stafford, TX – Redneck Country Club
Nov. 26 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 27 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Nov. 28 – Branson, MO – Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theater
Dec. 02 – New Braunfels, TX – Conway
Dec. 08 – Lampasas, TX – Private Event
Dec. 09 – Conway, AR – Private Event
Dec. 21 – Midland, TX – Private Event
Dec. 30 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe ( The Big Barn )
Dec. 31 – Crawford, TX – Private NYE Show
About Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee was born on July 3, 1946 in Texas City, Texas and was raised on a Dairy Farm in Alta Loma, Texas. His main interest was Rock ‘N’ Roll, and he led a high school band called Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners, which won local and state-wide competitions. After High School, Lee enlisted in the Navy, serving a tour of duty on the U.S.S. Chicago, a guided missile cruiser, in Vietnam. Immediately upon returning home, he started pursuing his music. In 1968, he began a 10-year working relationship with Mickey Gilley, both on the road and in the nightclub in Pasadena, Texas. Recording with ABC/DOT and GRT Records, had moderate success with “Country Party” (new lyrics added to Rick Nelson’s “Garden Party”) 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, which starred John Travolta and Deborah Winger, and for which he also recorded several songs used in the soundtrack. “Lookin’ For Love”, from that same soundtrack, became Lee’s first Gold Record. The song spent 3 weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Music Singles Charts as #1, and #2 on the Pop Music Singles Charts. He followed up “Lookin’ For Love” with “One In A Million”, which spent two weeks at #1. Keep up with all things Johnny Lee at www.theofficialjohnnylee.com.
About 117 Entertainment Group
117 Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted entertainment firm specializing in management and publicity/marketing campaigns for musicians, events and brands. They represent the likes of Randy Travis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Negron, Bobby Bare, Lewis Brice, Lee Roy Parnell Paul Bogart and Scooter Brown Band, just to name a few. Zach Farnum has managed PR campaigns for an eclectic list of artists as well as high-profile events and festivals including A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Country Stampede, Tree Town Music Festival and more. He serves as a co-chair of the TJ Martell Foundation’s Young Professionals Council and was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Nashville Association of Talent Directors where he serves as Membership Chairman. Bev Moser has worked with country artists, television actors and celebrities, as well as book authors creating articles and reviews, conducting interviews and covering an endless stream of festivals and press conferences. Together at 117, the team brings a brand-driven approach to management, publicity and marketing campaigns and continues to be a go-to firm for multiple high-profile projects.
For more information visit www.117group.com.
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