Lee Roy Parnell
American country & Blues singer-songwriter
Lee Roy Parnell Biography
Lee Roy Parnell born December 21, 1956 in Abilene, Texas, but raised in Stephenville, Texas is an American country music and blues artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1987, he signed with the Arista Nashville Label in 1989.
Active since 1989, he has recorded nine studio albums, and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country ingles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. Parnell has earned two Grammy Award nominations for his instrumental tracks, Cat Walk” (with Flaco Jiménez) and “Mama, Screw Your Wig On Tight” and was nominated for the CMA Vocal Event of the Year on “John the Revelator” (with The Fairfield Four).
No Depression may have said it best when they called Lee Roy Parnell “a fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul, and Southern rock traditions.”
Besides his own work, the triple- threat Americana/Blues-Rock artist known for his guitar prowess (particularly slide guitar), smooth soul-drenched voice, and top-shelf song writing skills laid a new foundation in Nashville and is widely acknowledged as a premier electric slide guitar player.