You Ain’t Never Been To Texas, the highly-anticipated album from country legend Johnny Lee, is available now. Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and smash No. 1 crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” blends traditional, organic country that purists long for in You Ain’t Never Been To Texas, which landed an exclusive premiere of the title track on The Boot. The album is also featured in One Stop Country, Country Music Chat Live, Backstage Axxess, Journal Sentinel, The Pickup and many more.
“I’ve been holding on to some of these songs for years and wanted to wait until it was just the right time to release You Ain’t Never Been To Texas. We’re on the road more than ever and I’m blessed because of that, so I wanted to give the fans some new music that I really think they’ll enjoy,” Lee said.
You Ain’t Never Been To Texas, distributed by Smith Music Group, includes 12 tracks that showcase Lee’s honky-tonk country storytelling with an edge, including the Bob Wills-penned “Deep Water” and the smooth pedal-steeled “Never Been to Texas,” co-written by Roger Springer, Tony Raymee and Jerry Lane. The record also includes 10 other tracks that exemplify Lee’s baritone on cuts like the feisty “Bullets First.”
Lee’s longtime fans are still transfixed when he belts out his smash 1980 hit “Lookin’ for Love,” which became a crossover hit, spending three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart while also appearing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Pop chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. In addition to “Lookin’ for Love,” Lee had a string of hit No. 1 songs reach the top: “One in a Million,” “Bet Your Heart on Me,” “The Yellow Rose” (a duet with Lane Brody and the theme song to the NBC TV-series of the same name) and “You Could Have Heard a Heartbreak.” Lee’s other major hits include “Pickin’ Up Strangers,” “Prisoner of Hope,” “Cherokee Fiddle,” “Sounds Like Love,” “Hey Bartender,” “Rollin’ Lonely,” and “Save the Last Chance.”
‘YOU AIN’T NEVER BEEN TO TEXAS’ TRACK LISTING:
Lonesome Love List
What’s Forever For
Who’s Left, Who’s Right
Never Been To Texas
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
Good Lovin’ Woman Bad
Wish I Could Love That Way Again
2 Steps From The Blues
Who Did You Love
JOHNNY LEE ON TOUR:
June 24 Seven Feathers Casino – Canyonville, Ore.
June 25 Seven Feathers Casino – Canyonville, Ore.
July 09 Lantex Theater – Llano, Texas
July 15 Silver Star – Bossier City, La.
July 16 Pearland, Texas (Private)
July 22 The Stampede – Houston, Texas
July 23 Bosque Arts Center – Clifton, Texas
July 30 Truman Lake Opry – Tightwad, Mo.
Aug. 04 Winnemucca Convention Center – Winnemucca, Nev.
Aug. 06 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
Aug. 07 Stafford, Texas (Private)
Aug. 11 Cherokee Casino – South Coffeyville, Okla.
Aug. 13 Southern Junction – Rockwall, Texas
Aug. 20 Wild Rose Casino – Emmetsburg, Iowa
Aug. 21 Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, Iowa
Sept. 04 Kendall County Fair – Boerne, Texas
Sept. 10 Fall Festival – McLeansboro, Ill.
Sept. 15 White County Fair – Searcy, Ark.
Sept. 23 Colorado County Fair – Columbus, Texas
Sept. 25 Will Rogers Memorial Center – Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 02 Fort Bend County Fair – Rosenberg, Texas
Oct. 08 Howdy Neighbor Day – Jena, La.
Oct. 14 Las Palmas Race Park – Mission, Texas
Oct. 15 Bayoufest – La Marque, Texas
Oct. 16 Cajun Catfish Festival – Conroe, Texas
Nov. 12 Cuero Performing Arts Center – Cuero, Texas
Nov. 13 Dosey Doe – The Woodlands, Texas
Dec. 10 Private – Conway, Ark.
Dec. 16 Mohican Northstar Casino – Bowler, Wis.
Dec. 31 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.