Songwriter of “Lucky Man,” "Hello World," "19 Somethin'," and "Letters From Home".
In an ever-changing music world fraught with people trying to be something they are not, David Lee is nothing but himself, a Wichita Falls born Texas native and a third-generation musician. The 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 to chase his dream of performing and writing music. Within weeks of arriving in Nashville, David put away his idea of performing and focused on honing his craft. He spent countless nights at songwriting venues not to perform 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.
In 1996, David signed an exclusive publishing deal with publisher and manager Estill Sowards and John Dorris. 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 “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. He co-wrote his first #1 song “19 Something” for Mark Wills, “Letters from Home” for John Michael Montgomery, and the riveting love song “I Need You” for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill followed by “Lucky Man” for Montgomery Gentry.
David found a new home at Universal Music Publishing and wrote for six years having another #1 with Easton Corbin’s “Roll with It”. He went on to write 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 in 2014-2015 had two #1 songs on the Texas charts by artist Cody Johnson, “Me and My Kind” and “Cowboy Like Me”.
In 2015 the legendary 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”.
His first album “The Wichita Kid” debuted 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 and his family relocated back to the 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, inspiring and mentoring other songwriters, singing, and performing great music.