by Josh Belcher, Freelance Writer for The Williamson Source


Lee Roy Parnell loves two things- Performing with his guitar, and Franklin Tennessee. He told me during our recent interview how he feels about performing at The Franklin Theatre, “It’s my favorite venue in the nation we always have a great time there.” says Parnell. He brings his very vast and eclectic musical performance to the Franklin Theatre on Fri., July 25 at 8:00 PM. Lee Roy Parnell can do it all. He is a phenomenal country and rhythm and blues guitarist with origins that run deep out of the Lone Star State of Texas. He also has a very distinct voice that demands attention and can make you feel the trials and triumphs of every verse he sings. He is also a very successful songwriter pinning top 40 country hits “That’s My Story” for Collin Raye and “Too Much” by 90′s Country Group Pirates of the Mississippi. He collaborated with supergroup Diamond Rio and fellow guitar master Steve Wariner on a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Working Man Blues” on the tribute album Mama’s Hungry Eyes. He contributed slide guitar on Mary Chapin Carpenter’s #1 “Shut Up and Kiss Me” and also performed on 2004′s Chart Topping single “Tryin’ to Get There” by David Lee Murphy. He even has his own signature series Gibson Les Paul guitar. Parnell is still performing and recently celebrated the 20 year anniversary of his band Hot Links which actually recorded their live album and DVD at the Franklin Theatre last year. Now he is back for more, with his string of hits, several special guests and a performance you will not soon forget: Continuing reading the full interview at The Williamson Source.


Lee Roy Parnell at The Historic Franklin Theatre Last year’s sold-out show at The Historic Franklin Theatre!

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