Just outside of Tulsa, OK, Stephen Lee grew up with his mother preaching the gospel, his Dad singing and yodeling Cowboy songs while playing a ’39 Martin guitar, the guitar that was passed down to Stephen Lee at fourteen. The family move to the Central Gulf Coast rounded out Stephen’s music roots.
Stephen Lee’s music came to writing at an early age and eventually led him often to Nashville, where he’s been co-writing with successful well known hit songwriters. There he has played over twenty songwriters shows at the famous Bluebird Café and headed up a monthly “All Alabama Songwriters’ Round” at the long gone “Broken Spoke”, for three years running.
On the Gulf Coast, Stephen produced the Songwriters’ Saturday Showcase monthly for six years back when it was the only Songwriters Night running year around on the Central Gulf Coast. He shared his original songs for seven shows in New Orleans at the House of Blues/Parish Room Songwriter’s night and has been a performer at the Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival every year since 1998.
With independent artist cuts from country to blues to gospel, his songs have won numerous awards, notably the first place in open and overall best for “Feels Like Alabama” at the 2002 Hank Williams Festival in Georgiana, AL.