Lee Roy Parnell is an American country music blues artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He has recorded nine studio albums active since 1990. Similarly, he has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.
“What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am” (1992), “Tender Moment” (1993), and “A Little Bit of You” (1995) is his highest-charting hits all of which peaked at No. 2. In the early 2000s, his four singles have charted in the Top Ten. He issued Parnell’s signature guitar, “Abilene Sunset.” Parnell appeared on HGTV’s Property Brothers: Buying and Selling” in January 2019.
Who is Lee Roy Parnell Wife Currently?
Previously, Lee Roy Parnell was a married man. His ex-wife’s name is Kimberlie Parnell. The couple exchanged wedding vows in the year 1990. However, the couple divorced but no details of the divorce. After that, he married Kristin Parnell but divorce with her as well. He shared a kid with Kristin & his name is Blake Parnell (son).
Marriage after a Divorce!
After his divorce from Kristin, he married Kerry Pryor Parnell but divorced again. Also, he shared a kid with Kerry & her name is Allison Parnell (daughter). However, there is no detailed information about his wife & relationship. In the year 2008, he has been engaged to Julie Albertson.
From their relationship, the couple shared a kid & his name is Jack Ellis Parnell (son). Unfortunately, the couple separated due to some misunderstanding. Lee Roy Parnell is currently single.
Lee Roy Parnell’s Early Life
Lee Roy Parnell was born on December 21, 1956, in Abilene, Texasin the United States of America with a birth sign Sagittarius. He was raised in Stephenville, Texas. His parents had performed with Bob Wills. At the age of six, he gave his first performance Wills’s radio show. As of 2022, his age is 66 years old.
During his teenage years, he played guitar and drums in various bands. After that, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and signed with the Arista Nashville recording company. His childhood was really great. His parents raised him with lots of love and care since his childhood days,
Lee Roy Parnell’s Contributions
Lee Roy Parnell contributions besides playing slide guitar. He has co-written several of his own songs. His two co-written songs with other artists: “Too Much” by Pirates of the Mississippi and “That’s My Story” by Collin Raye, from 1992 and 1993 respectively.
Similarly, Lee and Steve Wariner collaborated with Diamond Rio on a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Workin’ Man’s Blues”, credited to Jed Zeppelin and recorded for a tribute album Mama’s Hungry Eyes: A Tribute to Merle Haggard in the year 1994. It was peaked at No. 48 on the country charts.
In late 1994, he played slide guitar on Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Number One hit “Shut Up and Kiss Me”. After that, he appeared in the song’s music video as well. In 1997, he added slide guitar to Delbert McClinton’s “Sending Me Angels.
Lee was credited for playing slide guitar on David Lee Murphy’s No. 46-peaking single “Inspiration”, from the album Tryin’ to Get There in late 2004. Similarly, he has a line of guitars with Gibson Guitar. He is also widely acknowledged as a premier electric slide guitar player.