Lee Newton has released her latest project, an EP titled “Undamaged”. The songs can be heard here. Newton grew up in Canton, North Carolina, a town very close to the Tennessee border. Newton’s father was a local cab driver, where she would hang out with him and listen to country music. While her father installed his love of music and songs that meant something to Newton, he also taught her how to play guitar at 7 years old. Newton was fascinated with Patsy Cline and looks up to Lorri Morgan and Bonnie Raitt. Newton has always had a passion for older country and “songs that tell the stories. I love storytelling because music and storytelling impacts the heart”.
The North Carolina singer would describe her sound as Outlaw Country, traditional, blues, southern rock, who also pieces songs together on the guitar. She has even awoken during the night to sounds and lyrics that come to her! The song off of the recent EP, “Strength of a Women” is a “women’s anthem song, that has also been embraced by men. The song applies to everyone”. Newton wrote it from a hard place in her life and have had many people reach out to her on social media to tell her what the song has meant to them. Newton worked with Bill McDermott (George Strait, Emmy Lou Harris, and Jo Dee Messina) on the EP.
Lee Newton loves being on stage and the energy she gets from the crowd. “It’s a drug and adrenaline high hearing the crowd singing along with you, feeling the music, feeds my soul”. Newton dreams of playing the Grand Ole Opry and hearing Bill Cody say her name! In addition, Newton would tell aspiring artists to “Never give up, people will say you can’t do this or that. Never let anyone rent space in your head”. Most recently, Newton co-hosted the Country Thunder Music Festival in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin alongside Storme Warren of Sirius XM’s The Highway.
For more information on Lee Newton, visit her website.