Cory Lee was born in Wichita Falls, Texas a
third generation musician who grew up with
many influences from Jimmy Rodgers, Hank
Williams Sr., and Jr., Willie, Waylon, Merle
Haggard and Ray Charles. Most of Lee's early
repertoire of music included his mom’s old
33’s and his dad’s worn out, battle scared
and beer stained songbooks that he used to
learn the lyrics of the old honky-tonk
David Lee wrote his first song when he was
thirteen, “Ghost in a Songwriter’s Dream.”
After graduating from Lampasas High School,
David moved to Dallas, Texas to start a
band. From there he played every roadside
dive he could find.
In May of 1993 David married Stacie
Bartlett. Within weeks of exchanging
vows they made their move down Music City
Highway on four bald tires, in a truck that
resembled a green crippled monster towing a
silver homemade trailer and three hundred
bucks to their name. After arriving in
Nashville, David hit every writers
night he could find.
In 1997 David was offered his first
publishing deal and within a few years he
landed his first cut with “This Ol’ Heart”
recorded by Terri Clark. Shortly afterward
had the title cut to John Michael
Montgomery’s “This One’s Gonna Leave A
Mark”. David’s first single and top-ten
hit was “Now You See Me Now You Don’t”
recorded by Lee Ann Womack.
David landed his first #1 hit, “19
Somethin’” recorded by Mark Wills in
2002 and two years later “Letters From
Home,” recorded by John Michael
In the summer of 2007 David Lee had three
songs on the Billboard chart, his second #1
hit, “Lucky Man” recorded by
Montgomery Gentry, the Grammy Nominated Song
“I Need You” recorded by Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill, and “I Wanna Feel
Somethin’,” recorded by Trace Adkins.
In 2010 David hit again with his third #1 hit, "Roll
With It" by Easton Corbin' and a top-ten hit by Lady
Antebellum, "Hello World".
David Lee plays songwriting venues in
Nashville and travels out of state sharing
his love of music and lyric with his fans.
In his free time, David retreats to Kentucky
Lake where life is slower and where he can
fish and hunt.