JOHNNY LEE and WADE HAYES, JOHNNY LEE, Country Music Legend with 13 #1 Hits. Johnny Lee, was born in Texas City, Texas, and is a member of the “Texas Country Music Hall of Fame”. In 1968, he began a 10-year working relationship with Mickey Gilley, at the World Famous Nightclub “Gilley’s” in Pasadena, Texas. In 1979, Lee's first screen role was in a 1979 TV Movie, “The Girls in the Office”, starring Barbara Eden and Susan St. James. He was then asked to perform in the film, “Urban Cowboy”, which starred: John Travolta and Deborah Winger, "Lookin' For Love", Was from that Movie soundtrack, and became Lee's 1st “Gold Record”. The song spent 3 weeks as, #1 on the Billboard Country Music Charts, and #2 on the Pop Music Charts. Later becoming one of the Top 100 best Country Songs of all Time. When not traveling and Performing, Johnny can be seen on many Celebrity hunting and fishing shows. As well as on RFD TV’s: “Larrys’ Diner” & “The Homecoming”. With a string of Top 10 hits such as: "One In A Million" - "Bet Your Heart On Me" - "Cherokee Fiddle," "Sounds Like Love," - "Hey Bartender" - "You Could've Heard a Heart Break." And Many, Many More. THE ORIGINAL URBAN COWBOY.
WADE HAYES, OKLAHOMA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME,
Wade has built his own solid reputation as a performer. Beginning with his signature #1 song “Old Enough to Know Better” he’s cut a path through the country music landscape with top tunes “I’m Still Dancin’ With You,” “What I Meant to Say,” “Don’t Stop,” “The Day That She Left Tulsa,” and others. He was named Billboard Magazine’s “Top New Country Artist in 1995,” and in 1997 was chosen the “Male Star of Tomorrow” by TNN Music City News.
What he brings to the country music scene is a distinctive heart-reaching baritone, well-written songs and outstanding musicianship. There isn’t another voice like his on country radio. Seasoned songwriter Chick Rains saw him at Gilleys and recognized the high level of Wade’s talent. It is only fitting that he performs at Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre in Branson. And his love of traditional country music makes him a perfect choice to share the stage with Johnny Lee.