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.

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Remembering Daryle Singletary…

“I love Daryle Singletary’s heart and soul — for life, for others and for true country music. Co-producing his first LP was a highlight in my career. He is one of the best and made me a better artist. My love and prayers are sent to Holly and the family. Thanks for the memories, brother.” – Randy Travis

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Country Legends Johnny Lee and Mickey Gilley Announce “Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour”

Country legends Johnny Lee and Mickey Gilley will be joining forces to co-headline the “Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour” beginning January 26. The two friends are reuniting for a series of live concert dates throughout 2018. The tour kicks off in Stafford, Texas and will visit cities all across the country, including Nevada, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. After working together for over 50 years, Gilley and Lee have a friendship and stage chemistry that goes unmatched. The duo can be seen throughout the year in their hometown of Branson, Mo. at Mickey Gilley’s Shanghai Theater.

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Johnny Lee is “Lookin’ For Love” (From Press), Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation

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

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