Lee Roy Parnell

Origin: Stephenville, Texas

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Genres: Americana rock, Blues, Blues-Rock, Country

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Lee Roy Parnell (born December 21, 1956) is an American country music and blues artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Active since 1990, he has recorded nine studio albums, and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.

His father had performed with Bob Wills, and Parnell gave his first performance at age six on Wills’s radio show. Parnell played guitar and drums in various bands during his teenage years. By 1987, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he signed with the newly formed Arista Nashville two years later.

Parnell made a shift in the early 2000s back to the bluesier sounds of his early works, releasing two blues albums on Vanguard Records and Universal South. Besides his own work, Parnell has played slide guitar and National guitar on several other country and blues recordings.

Widely acknowledged as a premier electric slide guitar player, Parnell has a line of Gibson guitars.

Parnell’s eighth album, Midnight Believer, debuts this week. A song from it, “Hours In Between” is being played on Sacramento’s K-ZAP 93.3 FM and spins in our stream at K-ZAP.ORG/LISTEN/


Lee Roy Parnell (1990)
Love Without Mercy (1992)
On The Road (1993)
We All Get Lucky Sometimes (1995)
Every Night’s A Saturday Night (1997)
Hits And Highways Ahead (Compilation)(1999)
Tell The Truth (2001)
Back To The Well (2006)
Midnight Believer (2017)