Scooter Lee

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Scooter Lee
Birth nameScooter Lee
Born (1957-03-10) March 10, 1957 (age 64)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • philanthropist
Years active1971–present
Labels
Websitewww.scooterlee.com

Scooter Lee (born March 10, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter & line dance entertainer. Raised on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana,[1] her career started at age 14 when she was signed to Allen Toussaint's record label in New Orleans, recording with Irma Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. There, she was labeled as 'the little lady with the big voice'; recording country blues for the label. She soon settled in on recording country music with a blues overtone.

During the 1970s, Scooter Lee toured alongside major artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette and Johnny & June Carter Cash. In the 1980s, Scooter Lee gained ground with her 5 piece band sponsored by the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, working 10 months a year at every major state fair and other regional festivals. Performing 2-3 shows daily, 300 dates a year, taught her the art of fully commanding a stage. Spotted in Los Angeles in 1985, Scooter Lee was invited to join the Bob Hope USO Tours and gained experience on stages in war-torn countries.

Scooter Lee grabbed the attention of the country music dance community during the early 1990s when she was signed to Sony Records to follow in the footsteps of Billy Ray Cyrus, Brooks & Dunn, Tracy Byrd and Reba McEntire just as the 'line dance' phenomenon emerged. She developed and perfected the formula of writing & recording a perfectly phrased song that was not only 'dancer friendly' but 'radio friendly' as well.[2] Some of her most successful singles include J'ai du Boogie, Dizzy, Rose Garden, High-Test Love, Ribbon Of Highway, Roll Back The Rug, Honky Tonk Twist, OeeOeeO, Rock & Roll Waltz, Rompin' Stompin', Louisiana Hot Sauce, This Little Light Of Mine, Splish Splash and Break Away.

In Nashville, TN, Scooter Lee is considered one of the hardest working artist on the road, performing more than 175 days a year worldwide.[3] She tours 27 countries, including: the USA, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Denmark, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, Japan, Canada, Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.

Currently, Scooter Lee resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she owns and operates her international distribution company for audio and video as well as founding a senior health 501(c)(3) charity organization that uses line dance as its chosen form of exercise. The nonprofit charity, Dancing For The Dream, Inc., promotes healthy lifestyles for seniors throughout the United States & abroad[4] and encourages "Dancing For The Health Of It".[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Honky Tonk Twist (1994)
  • Scooter Lee's New Album (1995)
  • High-Test Love (1997)
  • In the Name of Love (1997)
  • Moving On Up (1998)
  • By Request… The Disco/Dance Album (1999)
  • Would You Consider (2000)
  • The Best of Scooter Lee (2000)
  • Dancing in the Streets (2001)
  • Steppin' Out (2001)
  • Set the Northpole on Fire (2002)
  • More of the Best (2002)
  • Puttin' on the Ritz (2003)
  • Walking on Sunshine (2004)
  • Test of Time (2005)
  • Go to the Rock (2007)
  • Home to Louisiana (2008)
  • Sing a New Song, Dance a New Dance (2011)
  • Big Bang Boogie (2011)
  • Welcome to Scooterville (2013)
  • I'm Gonna Love You Forever (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scooter Lee loves giving line dance instructions to senior citizens". Line Dance Instructions. August 22, 2009. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Scooter Lee Biography". Sundance Stompede. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Hanson, Eric (August 23, 2006). "Recording Artist Scooter Lee to Perform at San Francisco Gay Rodeo & Festival". PRWeb. San Francisco, CA. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Murugap, Revathi (October 11, 2008). "Line dance to health". The Star. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Dancing For The Dream Health Seminars for Active Adults". Dancing For The Dream. Retrieved April 5, 2015.

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