Local Athlete-Turned Performer Celebrates New Album, Live Performances



BY: Micca Terrell


A devastating physical injury and then a pandemic would seem like tough obstacles for a Sycamore High athlete turned country artist to overcome, but Brandon Lee is pushing forward, celebrating a new release as well as preparing for several live performances and earning nominations at one of the largest independent music awards shows in the world.


Lee spoke with The Post about his new album, “Angels Like You,” which was produced by Kent Wells, who worked with the legendary country artists such as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, and the Oak Ridge Boys.


“God always has a plan for your life before you even see it,” he said. Lee explained that it was just through his injury during his time as a wrestler in high school that he was put on the track he was supposed to be. He said he’s inspired to keep going from the comment that Wells made to him one day while listening to him record. “He said, ‘I can see you performing on the stage at Bridgestone Arena, and I’d love to be standing backstage watching you!’”


Lee said he is thankful that the past two years have brought so many blessings, and that “people spend many years trying to achieve what I have in two years. The first year I got to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage and won the Nashville Showdown regional contest in Owensboro, Ky. Now this year my first album came out and I was notified by The Josie Music Awards that I am up for five nominations,” including Video of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, and EP of the Year for his new album. He will be performing onstage at the awards on September 17 in Pigeon Forge, July 3 at the Piney Campground in Dover, and also June 10 at the Summerfest in Ashland City from 7-8 p.m.


For more information about Lee’s upcoming performances and to check out his new album, go to www.brandonleemusic1.com.