Lee Turner is no stranger to the big stage. For the last 12 years, Lee’s been known as the guy with the big smile behind the keyboard, piano, accordion and acoustic guitar for Darius Rucker.
Prior to joining Darius on worldwide tours, Lee has also had the honor of performing with a long list of top tier artists, including Blake Shelton, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Randy Owen, Cowboy Troy, Bo Bice and many more. He has toured and performed throughout The United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Australia and Puerto Rico.
In addition to touring, Lee has performed countless times on major hit shows, like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show, Ellen, The View, The Talk, The Today Show and Good Morning America. He was also a member of the house band for the hit show Nashville Star for 6 years, airing on both NBC and USA.
Lee came from humble beginnings, growing up in Wisconsin and finding his passion for music. He began playing clubs and bars at the age of 16 and went on to receive a degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin. In 1996 he packed up the car and moved to Nashville with only one contact. But the city and the people here welcomed him with open arms, and through that, he has made his musical dreams come true.
Now Lee wants to share his experiences, from the highs to the lows, with other artists, and has created 2Twenty2 Studios. At 2Twenty2, artists can come produce, record their own music, and pull from Lee’s experiences as a music educator, arranger, performer and singer. His vision is to have a place where songwriters and performers can see and hear their ideas take shape. Using only the best Nashville players to record, songs will have a solid purposeful vision, each getting the attention and detail that it deserves.
Lee has endorsements with Yamaha, Moody Guitar Straps, D’addario / Planet Waves / Evans and Nashville Pro Hammond.