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Lee Sims and the Platte River Band / Bio

Country Music has a refined taste for artists with powerful, resonate, baritone voices; as such, Country Music Fans around the world have overwhelmingly embraced Lee Sims as their down-home superstar. Always “keeping it Country”, Lee Sims exhibits a world-class presence, on stage and in the recording studio, that draws purists and contemporary fans together. As a result, Lee has become a Colorado Country Music icon and topped Independent International Charts with his 2005 CD, Back Trackin’, and most recently with the 2014 release of Deep in the Heart of Me.

Take a listen, and it’s easy to believe that this power-house of a voice began his singing career at the age of five years old. Early on, Lee’s parents knew that he had a natural talent and encouraged him to sing along. “As a youngster I would listen to my Mom and Dad’s record collection of Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, and Tennessee Ernie Ford … basically anything I could get my hands on! When I was eight years old my Dad would take me to local music jam sessions, and I experience the thrill of performing live. It was an incredibly exhilarating and humbling experience.”

Lee’s expansive performance experience is mind numbing. By the age of twelve Lee began music lessons, tackling the lap steel and traditional guitar. Lee’s first “real gig” was at a Jr. High talent show where he spring-boarded his career, and within a month Lee founded his own band and his was performing professionally.

Lee and his grass-roots accompaniment, The Platte River Band, have performed across the United States and Canada. Making Colorado home, Lee Sims quickly became a household name; you are certainly in the minority if you haven’t attended at least one performance at the iconic Taste of Colorado, Elitch Gardens, Zanza Bar, or one of the coveted Colorado County Fairs!

In addition to the full schedule of performances in clubs, honky tonks, gatherings, and soirees, Lee’s authoritative voice has attracted the attention of radio commercial and television show producers. As a result, Lee’s voice has been a staple for Colorado radio listeners for decades. Additionally, Lee has performed on a laundry list of demos for songwriters, once again attracting the attention of producers in Nashville, TN where he was a finalist on You Can Be a Star! Lee’s credits also include performing with numerous Country Music stars including Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Buck Owens, and George Strait.

Lee’s 2005 CD, Back Trackin’, earned him International recognition and landed him at the #1 spot on Top Trax 100 Chart, the first Independent Artist to do so! Lee's highly anticipated 2014 CD, Deep in the Heart of Me, has rocketed to the top as well, hitting #1 on …. Lee explains, "this CD is a culmination of my musical career and influences with nine original songs, world-class musicians, and Nashville production, this CD is a MUST for County Music Fans everywhere!” Fans can listen to songs from Deep in the Heart of Me at Lee’s website, www.leesims.com, and purchase the album on CDBaby.com, LeeSims.com, and iTunes.

General Info

Band Members
Bert Sims, Dan Slovak, Todd Moore
Artist Name
Lee Sims and the Platte River Band
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/leesimsandtheplatteriverband
Active Since
01/70
Genres
Country / Country/Classic Country

Contact Info

Location
Aurora, CO

Similar Artists

  • Waylon Jennings
  • Johnny Cash
  • Merle Haggard
  • George Strait
  • Josh Turner