Born and raised in the heart of the Midwest Lee Gantt is a singer / songwriter from Columbus, OH. Growing up just 10 miles from one of the largest universities in the country Lee cut his teeth playing in clubs while attending college at The Ohio State University. The unique blend of old style country lyrics and new school country melodies are hallmarks of the Lee Gantt sound. Gritty, heartfelt lyrics with powerful driving melodies help to fortify the deep connection Lee has with his fans. Lee developed his style from a variety of influences including Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, and Conway Twitty but primarily credits Kenny Chesney for inspiring him to become the writer and performer he is today. “The Way Kenny can tell a story and describe a scene you can almost close your eyes and imagine yourself there in that moment” says Gantt. Chesney inspired him to become a writer and performer who can not only invoke emotion but help the listener to cope with the harsh realities of life, love, and coming of age. For the past 7 years Lee has been touring across the country performing in over 25 states and opening for some of the biggest names in country music such as Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, Phil Vassar, Love and Theft, Neal Mccoy, Colt ford, Easton Corbin and many more! Lee is also a regular member of the Nashville writing community and splits time between Columbus and Nashville. Lee has garnered the reputation of being one of the most devoted and hard working independent artists in the business playing nearly150 shows per year and tirelessly working to build his already strong fan base of “Gantt Bandits” Across the country. Lee’s Debut EP is due to release summer of 2017
DEBUT EP AND SINGLE TO BE RELEASED THIS SUMMER!
For the past 6 months Lee has been writing and recording his Debut EP in Nashville with producer Zac Maloy (Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry). Lee plans to release Three EP's within the next 12- 15 months and says keeping the music fresh is what keeps fans and listeners engaged. "We wanted to release new music every 4 months or so to consistently give our fans a reason to come back for more" says Gantt. Maloy employed A-list studio musicians to perform on the album and a host of Well known writers comprise the track listing. Stay tuned for his highly anticipated EP coming soon!