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Hi Michael, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Michael Lee continues to prove to country music what has been missing all along with his modern country sound and a classic, smooth, and baritone voice. This Georgia native ventured into his country music career when he was just 14 years old, singing gospel songs in the church which later evolved into forming a duo in the early 2000s and getting the attention of Grammy award-winning producer Wilbur C. Rimes (father of LeAnn Rimes).
This kicked off his career where he performed at various showcases in Nashville while continuing to write songs with prolific songwriter Pat Alger as well as other prominent writers.
Despite the attention and support from the music industry he was starting to receive, he was feeling a void in his life when it came to managing his life on the road and the responsibilities of being a husband and a father. He decided to take some time off but still recorded several Christian country projects with Red Hen Records, a division of Daywind Records.
Now signed to Private Label Artists, he is back in focusing on creating music where everyone can relate to. With musical influences including traditional singers like George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Keith Whitley, it was the 90’s country that shaped him more than anything with artists including Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and more.
Lee’s voice and soul will move you with every song he sings. He represents what real life is, the many roads we all have to choose, which way to go, and the challenges we all face.
Start streaming “Ain’t That Just Like Jesus” here:
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
This song takes a healing approach and a way to ignite people and bring everyone together. I wrote this song about peace, love and kindness and it starts with us.
What is your vision for this song?
Re-releasing this song was something that needed to happen in light of the awful tragedy that took place at the Covenant School in Nashville on March 27, 2023.
Music is healing. This song is all about healing. I am heartbroken by the horrific and senseless shooting. Everyone is hurting. Nashville is hurting.
We, as a community, are coming together, volunteering, giving back and stepping up in need. This is what the song is about. I am donating 100% of the proceeds to the first 1,000 singles ordered and portion of each sale thereafter will be donated to The Covenant School to help those victims’ families as well as supporting the healing of those affected at the school by this tragedy.
Anything else we should know about? Future releases?
We have some exciting things in the works, including a performance during CMA Music Festival in Nashville.
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