In an ever changing music
world fraught with people trying to be something
David Lee is nothing but himself, a
Wichita Falls born Texas native and a third
The Grammy nominated and multi award winning
songwriter cut his teeth in the Texas
honkytonks. Playing a mix of blues and country
music is where he first found his own songs.
In 1993 David moved to Nashville with his new
wife Stacie to chase his dream of performing and
writing music. Only weeks after arriving in
Nashville, David put away the idea of performing
and focused on honing his craft. He spent
countless nights at songwriting venues not to
perform his original music but to listen to the
best songwriters in the world, he deciphered
their rhyme schemes, their melodies, subject
matter and their sheer honest emotion, he was
the perfect student.
Hours upon hours of writing
lyric and melody, Lee always challenged himself to be
better, to kept his mind open to criticism and change.
With uncanny focus and collaborating with other aspiring
writers like himself, Lee wanted the opportunity to
write as a staff writer, to make a real living doing
what he loved, writing country music.
In 1996, three years of working part-time jobs so he
could write, Lee signed an exclusive publishing deal
with publisher and manager Estill Sowards and John
After a few years as a staff writer David and co-writer
Tony Lane landed their first cut together “This Old
Heart" on Terri Clark’s “How I Feel” cd in 1998 and
in 1999 John Michael Montgomery’s title cut “This
One’s Gonna Leave a Mark”.
His first Top 10 came with Leann Womack’s “Now You
See Me Now you Don't" in 1999, followed by Brad
Martin's "Before I Knew Better” in 2002.
In 2003 David signed with BMG Music Publishing and
co-wrote his first #1 song “19 Somethin”
for Mark Wills, “Letters From Home” for John
Michael Montgomery and received a Song of the Year
Grammy nomination for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s
riveting love song “I Need You” followed by
second #1 hit “Lucky Man" performed by Montgomery
Later after the sale
of BMG, David found a new home at Universal Music
Publishing and wrote for six years having
another #1 with Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It”,
Alan Jackson’s “You Go Your Way”, Lady
Antebellum’s “Hello World”, two Trace
Adkins releases “I Wanna Feel Somethin"
and “This Ain’t No Love Song” and
continued to score cuts by artist such as George
Strait, Kix Brooks, Clay Davidson, Billy
Currington and others.
In 2012 David signed with Ten- Ten Music Group
(Barry Coburn) and in2014-2015 had two number
one songs on the Texas charts by artist Cody
Johnson, “Me and My Kind” and “Cowboy
In October of 2015 the legendary
multi award holding band Alabama cut two of
Lee’s songs “Come Find Me” and their
first radio single in over 14 years, “I
Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet”.
The last two years David has
spent hours upon hours working on his first recording as
an artist, his album “The Wichita Kid” will debut
in early 2016. “The Wichita Kid” is a
non-commercial concept record that chronicles David’s
life musically and without boundaries. The labor of love
showcases his genuine love of the blues, swing and
traditional country music.
In June of 2015 David relocated
back to Texas hill country to be closer to friends,
family, to share his love for great music as a
performing singer/songwriter and away from the forever-changing corporate music industry. He is back to the
basics, back to what he loves, singing and performing