Ace guitarist and hit singer/songwriter Lee Roy Parnell has signed exclusively with New Frontier Touring for worldwide booking representation. Parnell’s latest project, Midnight Believer, was released earlier this year by Vector Recordings/BFD and is available on all digital platforms HERE.
“I am very pleased and excited to be working with Paul Lohr, Trip Brown and New Frontier!” states Lee Roy Parnell. “We share the vision moving forward in my career and 2018 could very well be my best year ever!”
“New Frontier is thrilled to be working with Lee Roy,” reflects New Frontier Owner/President Paul Lohr. “We have been fans of his singing, guitar playing and songwriting for years, and look forward to a great future together!”
Midnight Believer is full of the soulful, guitar-driven, from the heart music Parnell is best known for. Releasing an album after 11 years gives proof to his mantra that “lifers don’t quit.”
About Lee Roy Parnell: No Depression may have said it best when they called Lee Roy Parnell “a fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul, and Southern rock traditions.” After honing his skills over more than a decade of playing clubs in Austin, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and New York, the triple-threat Americana/Blues-Rock artist known for his guitar prowess (particularly slide guitar), smooth soul-drenched voice, and top-shelf songwriting skills laid a new foundation in Nashville. After earning a regular spot at the famed Bluebird Café and a publishing contract in the 90’s, Parnell launched his solo career on Arista Records, which produced many country hits including “A Little Bit Of You” (#1 hit); “What Kind of Fools Do You Think I Am” & “Tender Moment” (#2 hits), and four other Top 10 hits: “Love Without Mercy,” “On The Road,” “I’m Holding My Own,” and “Heart’s Desire.” Parnell has earned two GRAMMY® Award nominations for his instrumental tracks, “Cat Walk” (with Flaco Jiménez) and “Mama, Screw Your Wig On Tight” and was nominated for the CMA Vocal Event of the Year on “John the Revelator” (with The Fairfield Four). He has received widespread acclaim as a guitar slinger. Gibson has honored Parnell with the creation and production of the Lee Roy Parnell Signature ’57 Les Paul Goldtop guitar, modeled after the only guitar Parnell owned from the time he was 15 years old until he was well into his 30’s. During his storied career, Parnell has toured/collaborated with many music legends including The Allman Brothers Band, Merle Haggard, Delbert McClinton, and Bonnie Raitt. In 2011, Parnell was presented with his most cherished honor: being inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, joining the likes of such talented composers as Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, JD Souther, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and others. In 2017, Parnell released his first new album in over a decade — the highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed Midnight Believer — on Vector Recordings/BFD. Parnell produced the album and co-wrote all 10 songs with award-winning songwriter Greg Barnhill, including the poignant, yet hopeful “Sunny Days,” which features a special guest appearance by The Fairfield Four. For more information visit http://leeroyparnell.com
About New Frontier Touring: New Frontier Touring is a mid-major booking agency based in Nashville TN, representing a diverse roster of rock, Americana, acoustic roots and folk artists that include The Avett Brothers, Highly Suspect, Rodney Crowell, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Paul Thorn, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Reckless Kelly, Andy Frasco & the U.N., Riders In The Sky, The Secret Sisters, The Suffers, The Quebe Sisters, and The Band of Heathens, to name a few. For more information visit www.newfrontiertouring.comhttp://www.countryschatter.com/2017/12/lee-roy-parnell-signs-exclusively-with-new-frontier-touring-for-worldwide-booking-representation/NewsPress ReleaseA Little Bit of You,grammy award nominations,John the Revelator,Lee Roy Parnell,New Frontier Touring,Paul Lohr,Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame,Trip Brown